CCCA Carbon Certification

The CCCA Carbon Certification scheme 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 trusted reference of businesses’ and organisations’ environmental commitments and achievements.

How does it work?

The certification is awarded based on an organisation’s effectiveness in managing and reducing its 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 six 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 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?

The reporting cycle to contribute to the annual report is between October to January. During that period, an online form will be available for you to report your data. Once you have submitted your data, you will automatically be assessed for a certification.


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 an overall reduction in emissions or 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 six 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 be renewed 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 publicly 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.

2017-18 Marks of Achievement awardees are:

Carbon Champion

  • Friends House / Quaker
  • SOAS
  • Arup


Cutting Carbon:

  • Argent Group PLC
  • Atelier Tammam (Sapheda Limited)
  • ATG Donmar Warehouse
  • ATG Phoenix Theatre
  • Beck Greener
  • Camden Council
  • Central YMCA
  • Dentsu Aegis PLC
  • Exterion Media
  • Geyer Estates Ltd (St Athans Hotel)
  • Kingsgate Community Association
  • Leverton & Sons Ltd
  • London Fire Brigade (Camden)
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Mind in Camden
  • Optimum Services Group
  • Pullman London St Pancras
  • Sheppard Robson
  • StopCO2
  • The Academy London
  • The Doctors Laboratory
  • The Roundhouse
  • The Wellcome Trust
  • The Wesley
  • Troup Bywaters & Anders
  • UCL
  • UCLH
  • Wright and Wright Architects LLP
  • YMCA

Going Green:

  • Argent Group PLC
  • Calthorpe Project
  • Camden Arts Centre
  • Castlehaven Community Association
  • Clean Break
  • Clearcast
  • Crossroads Women
  • Eleanor Palmer Primary School
  • Grant Thornton UK LLP
  • Greenwich Leisure Limited
  • International Institute for Environment and Development
  • Kentish Town City Farm
  • Kings Cross Estate Services
  • Lend Lease
  • Nederlander Dominion Ltd (Dominion Theatre)
  • Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
  • Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
  • Shaftesbury Theatre
  • The Building Centre
  • The Francis Crick Institute


Team Green:

  • Beck Greener
  • Troup Bywaters & Anders