Carbon Certification Scheme

CCCA Carbon Certification Scheme


What is it?

The CCCA Carbon Certification scheme (Marks of Achievement) recognises organisations based or operating in Camden that take a best practice approach to measuring and managing their environmental impacts and achieving reductions in their carbon emissions.

Our prestigious local environmental certification provides a trustable reference of businesses and organisations’ environmental commitments and achievements.

 How does it work?

The certification is awarded based on an organisations’ effectiveness to manage and reduce their carbon emissions, including future plans and commitments. CCCA members can apply for any of the three levels, as well as our extra engagement certification.

Carbon certification

Level 1:Going Green – Awarded to organisations that have begun to manage or are continuing to manage their greenhouse gas emissions.

Level 2:Cutting Carbon – Awarded to organisations successful in reducing their carbon emissions.

Level 3:Carbon Champion – Awarded to organisations that are taking the lead and demonstrating to others how to succeed at carbon management and reduction.

Engagement certification

Team Green – Awarded to organisations that have developed and delivered a good staff engagement programme around sustainability issues which has been successfully running for at least 6 months.

What are the Benefits?

Benchmarking – Understand your environmental performance and how you compare to businesses in Camden.

Reporting – Be part of the CCCA annual carbon report and contribute to the aim of reducing the borough’s carbon annual emissions by 40% by 2020.

Branding and marketing – Use the certification to demonstrate your environmental credentials to your customers, staff and partners.

Guidance and support – Get advice on how you can improve your performance and have the opportunity to share your expertise and network with other local businesses.

How to apply?

  • Become a CCCA member – Basic membership is free, sign up NOW
  • Apply using our online form: CCCA Carbon Certification Scheme online form
  • You can apply anytime, however, the reporting cycle for the annual report is between August and October
  • Organisation submitting their annual energy consumption data for the CCCA annual report will automatically be assessed for a certification.


All evidence is to be submitted via our online form accessible here: submit you annual energy data

Going Green

  • Report your energy consumption to the CCCA for the latest reporting year.
  • Receive a free environmental assessment (if joining the CCCA for the first time)

Cutting Carbon

  • Report your energy consumption to the CCCA for the latest reporting year.
  • Report a second year of data for a full 12 months demonstrating:
    • A reduction in emissions; or,
    • A reduction in emissions against a suitable benchmark such as annual turnover, FTE staff numbers, a unit of production or gross internal area.

Carbon Champion

  • A written summary (200 words maximum) stating how you are taking a lead and demonstrating to others how to succeed at carbon management and reduction.
  • Evidence of regular action taken to demonstrate leadership in the previous 12 month period. Evidence could be a press release or flyer from an event, a case study, a presentation, the description of a service provided, and so on. All evidence should be dated.

Team Green

  • Design and implement a staff engagement programme across the organisation to have a positive impact on the environment and sustainability.
  • This programme must have been running for at least 6 months and must clearly demonstrate a positive impact on the environment and sustainability.

Validity and renewal

  • Marks of Achievement are valid for one year
  • Evidence to support the Mark is required to renew each year
  • An organisation can apply for any of the marks at any time.
  • Organisations do not need to progress up the levels if they already meet the criteria of a higher level.


  • The evidence submitted to the CCCA will become the property of Camden Council and is therefore subject to freedom of information legislation should this information be requested. Data will be treated anonymously when making it publically available.
  • The CCCA will use all submitted carbon footprints to produce a carbon footprint total for the entire CCCA member base, building up a picture of the contribution that the CCCA is making to an overall reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from the non-domestic sector in Camden.
  • The evidence submitted will also be used for internal research purposes to help to continually develop the CCCA into a useful forum for its members, providing the services, events, and advice that they need to meet their carbon challenges.


2016 Marks of Achievement awardees are:


Carbon Champion:

  • Arup
  • Friends House / Quaker
  • The Wesley


Cutting Carbon:

  • Addison Lee
  • Beck Greener
  • Camden Council
  • Camden Town Unlimited
  • Central YMCA
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Crossroads Women
  • Curl La Tourelle Head Architecture
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • High Speed 1
  • IES Abroad London
  • International Institute for Environment and Development
  • KOKO
  • Land Use Consultants
  • Leverton & Sons Ltd
  • Llowarch Llowarch Architects
  • London Fire Brigade (Camden)
  • London School of Economics
  • Mind in Camden
  • Nederlander Ltd (Dominion Theatre)
  • Netherhall House
  • Royal College of Physicians
  • Royal Veterinary College
  • Sapheda
  • Sheppard Robson
  • SOAS
  • StopCO2
  • The Wellcome Trust
  • UCL
  • UCLH
  • University of London
  • Voluntary Action Camden
  • Wright and Wright Architects LLP


Going Green:

  • Alara Wholefoods Ltd
  • Ambassadors Bloomsbury Hotel
  • Argent Group PLC
  • Brainlabs
  • British Library
  • Broadgate Estate (Regent’s Place)
  • Broadgate Estates (Mid City Place)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Dentsu Aegis PLC
  • Exterion Media
  • Geyer Estates Ltd (St Athans Hotel)
  • Grant Thornton UK LLP
  • Keepmoat
  • Kingsgate Community Association
  • National Housing Federation
  • Olswang
  • One KX
  • Optimum Services Group
  • Pullman London St Pancras
  • Shaftesbury Theatre
  • Sopra Steria
  • The Academy London
  • The British Museum
  • The Doctors Laboratory
  • The Roundhouse
  • Troup Bywaters + Anders


Team Green:

  • Curl La Tourelle Head Architecture
  • Beck Greener
  • Troup Bywaters + Anders