FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

About
Green Impact Assessment

What’s the purpose of the Green Impact Assessment™?

The Green Impact Assessment allows Start-ups and SMEs who are seeking to evaluate the green impact of their solution, receive certification and valuable feedback based on their green score.
It acts as a quick and affordable roadmap to SMEs and Start-ups looking to assess, improve, and understand their product/service’s impact and results in a Green Score identifying where a company is exceeding, falling short, and its future direction. The methodology framework consists of 4 Key Impact Areas, Awareness Criteria and Risk Criteria.

Who certifies Green Impact Assessment™?

Sustainary has already reviewed over 2,000 solutions globally through other projects. The small and dedicated team will personally assess your performance in the Green Impact Assessment.
The Assessment draws key information and data from GHG Protocol, ISO and GRI standards, and the SDGs to assess a company’s business model, product life cycle, and ESG impact. Our partners at DTU and Reykjavik University have contributed throughout the creation of the methodology behind the Assessment.

What is the average size of a Green Impact Assessment™certified company?

Sustainary engages with early stage start-ups and SMEs, ranging from 1 persons to a company with >€400,000 in turnover.

Can I get a Green Impact Assessment™ Certification if our company is registered outside of Denmark?

The Green Impact Assessment Certificate will be open to all registered companies.

The Certification

Who is able to get a Certification?

Companies ranging from accredited idea validation to turnover >€400,000 are eligible for a Green Impact Assessment Certificate. If you are a company with more than 50 employees please reach out to the Sustainary team.

How is the Certification assessed?

A product/service score framework has been created collaboratively with Sustainary and their expert partners to create a scoring system allowing companies to receive a green score (G+, G++, G+++, G++++).

The Green Impact Assessment™ looks at impactful solutions and products and assesses its green impact with an integrated framework combining 4 key aspects of sustainability:

  1. Market Adaptation
  2. Product life cycle
  3. Environmental Impact
  4. Social Impact

How much does it cost to get a Certification?

Company Stage : Price

  • Turnover <€135,000 : €750
  • Turnover €135,000 – €250,000 : €1500
  • Turnover €251,000 – €400,000 : €2100
  • Turnover >€400,000 : €2550
  • Company with more than 50 employees : Reach out to the Sustainary Team

How long does it take to get a Certification?

We will reach out within one week via email regarding which assessment package your business falls under. You will receive a score based on the Assessment to determine your solution’s certification level.
The assessment will take you approx. 1 hour to complete. 1 – 2 weeks after submitting the Assessment Form, based on your performance, your solution will receive a Green Score and Green Impact Seal to validate your product/ service.

If your company would like to receive a follow-up with a 1-on-1 consultation (preferably digitally) regarding the status of your application and guidance to improve its green score.

How long is the Certification validated for?

The Certification is valid for 1 year.

The Standard

What information does my company need to provide?

A company who is looking to measure their green score are required to provide as much information as they have available regarding The Green Impact Assessment’s integrated framework combining 4 key aspects of sustainability:

  1. Market Adaptation
  2. Product life cycle
  3. Environmental Impact
  4. Social Impact

What topics are covered by the Green Impact Assessment™ ?

The Green Impact Assessment measures the impact of solution’s from all critical issue areas including:

  1. CO2 emissions
  2. Pollution
  3. Water
  4. Energy
  5. Biodiversity
  6. Waste
  7. Circularity
  8. Food & Agriculture
  9. Social Impact
  10. Product business model
  11. Competitive advantage
  12. Diversity
  13. Innovation capacity
  14. Accessibility
  15. Vertical adaptability

What is the Green Impact Assessment developed from?

The Assessment draws key information and data from GHG Protocol, ISO and GRI standards, and the SDGs to assess a company’s business model, product life cycle, and ESG impact. Our partners at DTU and Reykjavik University have contributed throughout the creation of the methodology behind the Assessment.
The standards for Sustainary’s Green Impact Assessment are overseen by the Assessment Expert Team who will review and validate your application according to our standards which have been created and verified with our team of expert partners.

What happens if I have a complaint with the Green Impact Assessment™?

Sustainary takes complaints seriously and appreciates those who come forward with them.
Please send a message to info@greenimpact.io and we will get back to you.