EQM process overview

The award is actually a cycle of submitting your application, being reviewed and assessed, action planning, and follow up reviews.

Step 1: Register as an individual

Once you have registered and created an account you can now log in to the EQM website and look for the "Add a new business" button.

Step 2: Add your business

Complete some basic information about your business/organisation. The team will be notified and perform a quick eligibility check. You will receive an email to say your business has been activated.

Step 3: Complete your first audit

You can start to complete the questionnaire and carbon audit tool. You don't need to do this all at once - your progress is saved and you can come back to it if you need to go and find additional information, or just need another cup of tea.

Step 4: Submit your application

When you have completed the questionnaire, you submit your application. This is when you receive an invoice for the annual fee (if you choose to progress to the next stage).

Step 5: Receive an inspection visit

We carry out an inspection visit to check statements made in your application are genuine.

Step 6: Assessment by a panel

Your application is assessed by an independent awards panel.

Step 7: Panel decision

The awards panel considers your application and evidence from the inspection. If you have met the criteria and requirements of the EQM scheme, your business or organisation receives the EQM award.

Step 8: Update and review

You are required to update your actions and plan every year and you receive an inspection visit every two or three years. The EQM is awarded for two years.

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