Peak District Environmental Quality Mark
Eco friendly holiday cottages in Derbyshire
A brilliant Peak District quality scheme which has really helped us focus our environmental efforts
Helping to protect and enhance The Peak District
Since July 2008, we have been proud holders of the Peak District Environmental Quality Mark (EQM).
This award recognizes businesses that have adopted good environmental practices and contribute to the support and conservation of the Peak District National Park.
To qualify for the EQM, businesses have to demonstrate high standards of care for the environment, including:
Conserving the special and characteristic features of the Peak District National Park, for example wildflower meadows, special habitat for birds and wildlife, moors, dales, woodlands, dry stone walls and traditional buildings
Using products grown or made within the Peak District National Park
Minimising waste by reducing, reusing and recycling
Using environmentally friendly products
Using energy and water resources efficiently
Providing environmental information to customers
There are three parts to the standards:
Basic Environmental Standards
Peak District Specific Environmental Standards
The award is valid for two years - In October 2010 we were reassessed and our award was renewed.