Self-Certification - To Whom So Ever It May Concern

This is to self-certify that we or our client (whose listing application is submitted by us) have read The Green Claims Code (or sustainable/organic/eco-friendly/regenerative code)

Any information submitted and/or listed follows below mentioned guidelines in italics.

It is also essential to comply with any sector- or product-specific laws that apply to a product or service. Before making a green claim, businesses should understand how their product, brand or business has an impact – both positively and negatively – on the environment for its whole life cycle.

When making a green claim, a business should be able to answer ‘yes’ or agree to each of the following statements:

  1. The claim is accurate and clear for all to understand
  2. There’s up-to-date, credible evidence to show that the green claim is true
  3. The claim clearly tells the whole story of a product or service; or relates to one part of the product or service without misleading people about the other parts or the overall impact on the environment
  4. The claim doesn’t contain partially correct or incorrect aspects or conditions that apply
  5. Where general claims (eco-friendly, green or sustainable for example) are being made, the claim reflects the whole life cycle of the brand, product, business or service and is justified by the evidence
  6. If conditions (or caveats) apply to the claim, they’re clearly set out and can be understood by all
  7. The claim won’t mislead customers or other suppliers
  8. The claim doesn’t exaggerate its positive environmental impact, or contain anything untrue – whether clearly stated or implied
  9. Durability or disposability information is clearly explained and labelled
  10. The claim doesn’t miss out or hide information about the environmental impact that people need to make informed choices
  11. Information that really can’t fit into the claim can be easily accessed by customers in another way (QR code, website, etc.)
  12. Features or benefits that are necessary standard features or legal requirements of that product or service type, aren’t claimed as environmental benefits
  13. If a comparison is being used, the basis of it is fair and accurate, and is clear for all to understand

By ticking the Self-Certify box on the form, we self-certify that all information submitted meets The Green Claims Code.

By ticking the Self-Certify box on the form, we agree that 1 Sustainable Ltd has a right to remove our advertisement and/or listing without refunding the paid amount, if we do not unambiguously and totally meet this list of 13 check points.