Creative Industry Green

Creative Industry Green is the UK’s leading environmental certification scheme for the creative sector, covering festivals, venues, outdoor events and offices.

Creative Industry Green Certification

Our respected certification scheme has been running for five years and has certified almost 200 organisations to date. It provides a rigorous, independently assessed approach to the understanding, management and sustained reduction of your environmental impacts.

Organisations are granted a one, two or three stars depending on their performance over the past year and anchored to a baseline year.

You also receive a Creative Industry Green certificate that you can display on your premises and website for 12 months after the date of certification.

So how does it work?

We assess your energy and water use, your waste volumes and the percentage of waste diverted to non-landfill sources, your travel footprint and any other appropriate impacts you may have, and from this information grade your efforts through our star rating on four separate criteria:

  • Commitment
  • Understanding
  • Improvement
  • Communication

The coveted three star Creative IG rating has been achieved by only the very best in the sector.


Standard Creative Industry Green certification starts at £1,000 (ex VAT) per festival/event, venue/cultural building or office, with discounts for subsidised/not-for-profit organisations.

Creative Industry Green is compatible with, and complimentary to, other environmental certification schemes including BS8901, ISO20121, ISO14001 and the Carbon Trust Standard.

Check out our Creative Industry Green brochure for more information.

Getting started...

Download the Creative IG brochure

Creative Industry Green costs are subject to revision. Last updated in March 2013.

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