Lead the way with a carbon-conscious website

Join hundreds of businesses that are setting a powerful example, taking simple yet impactful action.
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Be An Accredited Carbon-Conscious Website

Boost your site's eco-credentials in three steps! Trim website’s emissions to less than 1 gram of CO2 per page view, adopt hosting powered by renewable energy, and lower your organisation's carbon footprint by more than your website's yearly emissions or supporting high-integrity nature projects. Finally, display your accreditation logo with pride.

How accreditation works

Eco-Friendly Web Alliance (EFWA) has set the standard for carbon-conscious websites.
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1. Measure

Get started with a free audit of your website that goes beyond just the home page. We'll do a comprehensive audit of your site and even check if it's hosted using green energy.
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2. Act

Keep the web pages averaging under 1 gramme of carbon per page view. Use green-hosting and take responsibility for website’s carbon footprint based on annual page views.
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3. Inspire

Display the Accreditation logo on your website. Inspire others.

The trusted, independent eco label for websites

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The world’s first eco standard for websites – leading the charge for a cleaner greener internet.

  • Accreditation logos to showcase on your website
  • Communication resource pack
  • Unlimited follow-up audits
  • Verification directory page for your website
  • EFWA announcement to inspire others
  • Quarterly audits to maintain the standard
Take your first step to reducing your digital emissions. Inspire others to follow your lead.

Benefits

An independent audit process, a highly recognised accreditation
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Attract more customers

Your customers will recognise your sustainability efforts, leading to a positive perception of your business.
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Stand out from competitors

87% of consumers will have a more positive image of a company that supports social or environmental issues (Forbes).
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Improve brand reputation

Consumers’ spending decisions are increasingly influenced by their perceptions of a brand’s green credentials.
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Improve website

Boost your website’s performance and search engine rankings.
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Win tenders, access supply chains

Reputable sustainability credentials help firms win public tenders.
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A world's first and highly recognised eco standard

Benefit from the transparent, credible and reliable standards set by our global Scientific Advisory Board.

Accreditation Fees

To make accreditation fees as inclusive as possible, we scale them according to an organisation's revenue. Contact for latest fees. Concessions are available for registered charities, state educational institutions, select public agencies, environmental groups, and small businesses.

Our Impact

We donate 10% of our profits to educating children from disadvantaged backgrounds and developing tools for the community. Reviewing thousands of websites for energy efficiency. Sharing knowledge, providing free workshops and masterclasses.
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FAQ’s

Questions about carbon-conscious website accreditation
How long will process take?
It really depends on how quickly you make the necessary changes to meet the standard. Some meet the required standard within a week and it may typically take between 1-4 weeks. Talk to our team if you need any further guidance.
What is the cost of accreditation?
As a means of ensuring that accreditation fees are as inclusive as possible, our accreditation fees are scaled according to the revenue of the organisation. For the latest fees, please contact us. Concessions are available for registered charities, state educational institutions, select public agencies, environmental groups, and small businesses.
How long is the accreditation for?
1-3 years. Before your current accreditation expires, you can get started on the next accreditation cycle. We will work with you to make sure everything is in place so that your accreditation doesn’t expire between cycles.
What's the minimum recommended level of carbon per page?
A minimum level of 1 gram of carbon is considered achievable for most existing websites and serves as a practical starting point for carbon reduction efforts. EFWA plans to introduce a new grading system aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of websites further than that.
What if the website is not green-hosted?
Choosing a green host that runs entirely on renewable energy can substantially reduce your website's emissions. With a green host, you can cut a website's carbon footprint by about 9%. As part of the accreditation process, if your website is hosted on regular servers or even on green hosting that isn't officially recognised, an extra 10% is added into website’s yearly carbon emissions to be taken responsibility for. If you're considering a new hosting provider, the Green Web Foundation's database is an excellent starting point. Just remember, we don't offer hosting services ourselves.
How can I take responsibility for my website's carbon?
Taking responsibility for your website's carbon emissions is easy. You can go beyond the actual carbon footprint for the year for the website. Achieve below-zero emissions for your website, through insetting or high-integrity, science-backed project marketplace of nature-based solutions that remove carbon, restore biodiversity and improve livelihoods. You may opt to do so directly or we take care of this for you as part of the accreditation.
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