The Environmental
Quality Mark

An environmental award to support and promote sustainable business activity

Celebrating sustainable business through a local lens

The Environmental Quality Mark (EQM) is an official award that shows you're proud of your place and you're doing your best to reduce your impact on the environment.

We run two regional schemes, on behalf of the Peak District National Park Authority and Staffordshire County Council, as well as a nationwide scheme, so you can apply for the EQM award wherever you are in the UK.

Whichever scheme you apply for, your local area is placed front and centre. Click on the links below to find out more.

Two people standing in countryside
Felicity and David from Hoe Grange Holidays

Is EQM for you?

The EQM gives official recognition of what you are doing for your area and the environment.

We accept applications from organisations of all types and sizes. To be successful, you need to demonstrate an active commitment to our five principles.

The EQM journey gives you the opportunity to look at what you're doing differently, operate more efficiently and reduce costs, plus a huge range of other benefits.

Find award holders

Our award holders have demonstrated that they: care about the environment; are connected to where they live and work; value people and communities.

By choosing to buy from an EQM award holder, you can be sure that you’re supporting a business that is doing good for the planet and people. Our award holders also strive to give their customers the best possible service and experience.

EQM award holders

Start your EQM journey today