We are a Living Wage Employer. In London and Cumbria, we pay staff above the real Living Wage, as set by the Living Wage Foundation.
We are Carbon Smart Gold Certified. This certification is delivered by Avieco, a sustainability consultancy. It recognises our sustainability initiatives and progress in reducing our carbon footprint.
The ECOsmart Gold certification is delivered by Greengage Solutions to eco-friendly venues. They need to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability and the impact of their green initiatives.
Green Tourism is an organisation promoting sustainability in the tourism industry and delivering its own certification programme. Friends House achieved the highest certification level and became a Green Tourism Gold venue in 2019.
The Meetings Industry Association is the leading association in the events industry. The AIM Secure accreditation certifies that Friends House is a COVID-secure venue.
To help venues during the COVID-19 pandemic, Visit England launched the We’re Good To Go label, which ensures that a site is COVID-safe.
The vegan catering at Friends House is Vegetarian Society Approved. This means that vegan items are prepared while adhering to strict guidelines. The venue is also approved for its vegetarian catering.
Swarthmoor Hall was assessed in 2019 by Green Tourism and achieved the Silver level of certification. The site is always working on improving its sustainability practices.