What are the benefits?

We want to empower organisations from the inside, and we work with staff and their nominated ‘green champions’ to create real yet realistic change in the workplace.

It’s not just about saving money off your bills, it’s about being smart and increasing profits too. Over 90% of our members believe that green actions help make more money


The networking & promotional possibilities within iiE are brilliant!”


Robert Buck – IKEA Distribution
Organisations can reduce their impact on the environment in a realistic way that works for them. They receive tailored, continued support and expert advice.
We offer templates, toolkits and a step-by-step process to help guide organisations through the journey as well as training and workshops to educate staff.


Save money and resources


Achieve a stamp of accreditation


Get promoted for green credentials


Corporate Social Responsibility

Enjoy business networking

Improve staff engagement

Who’s is it for?

Investors in the Environment (iiE) accreditation is suitable for organisations of all types and sizes – from sole traders through to large multi-site employers. iiE can help any business, whatever their industry and size.



Investors in the Environment (iiE) was launched because we knew there was a need to work with businesses on various support levels, and that many companies wanted a simpler and more flexible alternative to ISO14001.

iiE was launched with the aim of helping businesses save money, implement good working practices, and reduce their impact on the environment.

How does it work?

There are three Investors in the Environment (iiE) accreditation levels that your organisation can work towards. This means that there is a suitable level for every company wishing to go green – from taking the first steps towards environmental improvement through to becoming a truly sustainable business.

The step-by-step approach within each accreditation level allows your organisation to set achievable targets and establish a pathway of continual improvement. Our role is to provide help and support for you to work through the criteria.

Once organisations have met these criteria and provided an Environmental Management System (EMS) pack with relevant evidence, it is audited to show credibility, and then businesses are awarded their accreditation.


We require businesses to demonstrate their environmental credentials and performance for the following criteria:


  1.  A Green Champion appointed
  2.  Environmental Policy in place
  3.  Measure and understand resource use
  4.  Set targets for improvement
  5.  Create Action plans
  6.  Have a recycling system
  7.  Create a travel plan
  8.  Calculate and understand your carbon footprint
  9.  Communicate and engage


Contact us to explore how we can work with you towards achieving your Investors in the Environment accreditation and Greening the Economy of North East England at the same time.


Capability North East are the regional brand holders for Investors in the Environment, we will manage your iiE accreditation.

Visit the central iiE website for more information https://www.iie.uk.com