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    • Hair & Barber New Zealand

      Accreditation Programme

      Quality + Care®, Application Form

      Green

  • All information provided as part of this online application form will be kept completely confidential and used only as part of reviewing the application for Green accreditation. This application will be shared with Sustainable Salons for the purpose of Green accreditation only and no details will ever be shared with any other parties.


  • Overview:

    Green accreditation is a checklist accreditation level of Quality + Care® accredited by Sustainable Salons. Green accreditation is unlike the Bronze, Silver and Gold accreditation and is accessible to all Quality + Care® accredited salons and barbershops, no matter what accreditation level they are currently at.

    Introduction:

    The Green Quality + Care® accreditation is accredited to salons & barbershops that show they have implemented environmentally sustainable policies and practices and can demonstrate a commitment to building a greener salon future.

    Scoring System:

    To achieve Green Quality + Care® accreditation applicants must score a minimum of 40 points for assessment. The maximum amount of points one applicant can score per application is 48 points. The maximum number of points to be earned per question is mentioned in each question.

    Evidence

    Photo evidence and/or appropriate documentation must be provided with each answer to support the applicant’s claim. Smartphone photos will be accepted. If the applicant does not provide the evidence the answer will be deemed as invalid and therefore the applicant will score 0 points for that part of the answer.


  • STANDARD 1.0: WASTE REDUCTION

    Question 1.1: What recycling service(s) does your business use?

    Scoring:

    This is a multiple-choice question and you can select more than one answer. Your answer can score a maximum of 4 points for this question. The scoring in this question works as follows: The most comprehensive service scores the most amount of points. The least comprehensive service scores the lowest number of points. The most comprehensive service is listed as the first point in your answer.

    Evidence:

    Each ticked off point must be supported with relevant evidence (e.g. photo evidence or a recent bill from the recycling service provider). If such evidence is not provided the answer will not be deemed as valid.

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    Tick as appropriate
    Salon industry specific recycling service (collects and redirects up to 95% of the salon waste bin for reuse solutions.)
    Mixed recycling service, includes metals, paper and plastic recyclables (E.g. Recycling wheelie bin provided by the local council or independent recycling service)
    Single source recycling service (e.g. recycling service only collects paper, or only collects plastics)
    Razors and sharps container recycling service
    No, I don’t use any recycling service in my business
    I don’t know what recycling service my business uses
  • Question 1.2: What salon/barbershop products or materials does the salon/barbershop recycle?

    Scoring:
    This is a multiple-choice question and you can select more than one answer. Your answer can score a maximum of 11 points for this question. Each ticked off poiint (plus evidence provided) counts as 1 point.

    Evidence:

    Each ticked off point must be supported with relevant evidence (e.g. photo evidence of each ticked off product item). If such evidence is not provided the answer will not be deemed as valid.

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    Tick as appropriate
    Aluminum foil
    Metal canisters (e.g. hair spray cans)
    Plastic hair care packaging (e.g. shampoo bottles)
    Plastic bags
    Paper products
    Cardboard boxes
    Chemical waste
    Hair clippings
    Tools (e.g. blow-dryers, straighteners)
    Razors
    I don’t recycle any salon products and/or materials.
  • Question 1.3: Does the salon/barbershop use a compost bin for food waste?

    Scoring:

    This is a multiple-choice question and you can only select one answer. Your answer can score a maximum of 1 point for this question. If your answer is ‘Yes’ and you can provide supported evidence you score 1 point for this question.

    Evidence:

    Each ticked off point must be supported with relevant evidence (e.g. photo evidence of your compost bin). If such evidence is not provided the answer will not be deemed as valid.

  • Question 1.4: Thinking outside the square - what reuse practices has the salon/barbershop implemented that have not yet been mentioned in the answers above (e.g. upcycling of used salon products or donating any used salon/barbershop products or materials for charitable causes)?

    Scoring:

    This is a multiple-choice question and you can select more than one answer. Your answer can score a maximum of 3 points for this question. Each ticked off point (plus evidence provided) counts as 1 point.

    Evidence:

    Each ticked off point must be supported with relevant evidence (e.g. photo evidence of hair care packaging as decoration). If such evidence is not provided the answer will not be deemed as valid.

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    Tick as appropriate
    The salon/barbershop engages in upcycling used salon/barbershop products and/or materials (e.g. using empty hair care packaging as decoration (vase for flowers or for growing herbs) in the salon.)
    The salon/barbershop donates used salon/barbershop products and/or materials to organisations who can find a second use for donated items (e.g. used magazines donated to local hospital, charity or arts school)
    The salon/barbershop does not engage in any reuse projects.
  • STANDARD 2.0: ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENCY

    Question 2.1: What water saving measures has the salon/barbershop implemented?

    Scoring:

    This is a multiple-choice question and you can select more than one answer. Your answer can score a maximum of 4 points for this question. Each ticked off point (plus evidence provided) counts as 1 point.

    Evidence:

    Each ticked off point must be supported with relevant evidence (e.g. photo evidence or bill from supplier). If such evidence is not provided the answer will not be deemed as valid.

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    Tick as appropriate
    Water saving taps for salon basins
    Water saving filters
    Salon/barbershop policy (e.g. educating staff to stop running tap when not in use, the use of a plug when doing dishes or cleaning up in the sink.)
    The salon/barbershop has not implemented any water saving measures.
  • Question 2.2: What energy saving measures has the salon implemented?

    Scoring:

    This is a multiple-choice question and you can select more than one answer. Your answer can score a maximum of 4 points for this question. Each ticked off point (plus evidence provided) counts as 1 point.

    Evidence:

    Each ticked off point must be supported with relevant evidence (e.g. photo evidence and/or official documentation showing the energy savings made). If such evidence is not provided the answer will not be deemed as valid.

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    Tick as appropriate
    LED lighting
    The use of natural ventilation (e.g. keeping doors/windows open for air flow) saves on energy costs
    Turn off all electric appliances (e.g. salon/business computer, hair tools) from the power socket at end of each day.
    The salon/barbershop has not implemented any water saving measures.
  • Question 2.3: What percentage (%) of the salon/barbershop has energy saving LED lights installed?

    Scoring:

    This is a multiple-choice question and you can select only one answer. Your answer can score a maximum of 4 points for this question. The scoring in this question works as follows: If your salon runs on 100% LED lighting (evidence provided) you score the highest amount of points for this question. If you do not use LED lighting in the salon you will score no points for this question.

    Evidence:

    Each ticked off point must be supported with relevant evidence (e.g. photo evidence of the areas where LED lighting is installed). If such evidence is not provided the answer will not be deemed as valid.

  • Question 2.4: What percentage (%) of the salon’s/barbershop’s energy consumption is renewable (if unsure, ask your energy provider) installed?

    Scoring:

    This is a multiple-choice question and you can select only one answer. Your answer can score a maximum of 4 points for this question. The scoring in this question works as follows: If your salon runs on 100% renewable energy (evidence provided) you score the highest amount of points for this question. If you do not use renewable energy in the salon/barbershop you will score no points for this question.

    Evidence:

    Each ticked off point must be supported with relevant evidence. If such evidence is not provided the answer will not be deemed as valid.

  • STANDARD 3.0: SUSTAINABLE PURCHASING

    Question 3.1: Please mention the most environmentally friendly hair care range the salon/barbershop uses?

    Scoring:

    This is a generic open-ended question. Please provide your answer in below box. Your answer can score a maximum of 1 point for this question. The scoring in this question works as follows: If you can name one product range (plus evidence) and list the eco-credentials the product company in question claims you can score 1 point.

    Evidence:

    Your answer must be supported with relevant evidence. The photo evidence has to clearly show the eco-credentials claimed. If such evidence is not provided the answer will not be deemed as valid.

  • Question 3.2: Please mention one other environmentally sustainable product or service the salon/barbershop implemented that is used for operational or maintenance practices and is not directly used for hair services (e.g. eco-friendly cleaning products, recycled or FSC certified copy paper, etc.)

    Scoring:

    This is a generic open-ended question. Please provide your answer in below box. Your answer can score a maximum of 1 point for this question. The scoring in this question works as follows: If you can name one product range (plus evidence) and list the eco-credentials the product company in question claims you can score 1 point.

    Evidence:

    Your answer must be supported with relevant evidence. The photo evidence has to clearly show the eco-credentials claimed. If such evidence is not provided the answer will not be deemed as valid.

  • Question 3.3: Please mention one sustainable décor and/or furniture item the salon/barbershop has implemented? (e.g. reclaimed floor boards, recycled plastic fittings, recycled furniture, etc.)

    Scoring:

    This is a generic open-ended question. Please provide your answer in below box. Your answer can score a maximum of 3 points for this question. The scoring in this question works as follows: If you can name one item (plus evidence) and list the eco-credentials the product company in question claims you can score 1 point.

    Evidence:

    Your answer must be supported with relevant evidence. The photo evidence has to clearly show the eco-credentials claimed. If such evidence is not provided the answer will not be deemed as valid.

  • STANDARD 4.0: THE GREEN SALON/BARBERSHOP POLICY

    Question 4.1: How do you support your staff in becoming more aware and actively participate in the salon’s environmentally sustainable practices?

    Scoring:

    This is a multiple-choice question and you can select more than one answer. Your answer can score a maximum of 3 points for this question. Each ticked off point (plus evidence provided) counts as 1 point.

    Evidence:

    Each ticked off point must be supported with relevant evidence. If such evidence is not provided the answer will not be deemed as valid.

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    Tick as appropriate
    Salon/barbershop has a manual, policy and/or procedures in written format, which is presented to each new staff member.
    The salon/barbershop has clearly displayed instructive signage on how to correctly execute environmentally sustainable practices.
    The salon/barbershop does not have any supportive tools for staff.
  • Question 4.2: How do you communicate your environmentally sustainable practices to your clients (and/or wider community)?

    Scoring:

    This is a multiple-choice question and you can select more than one answer. Your answer can score a maximum of 5 points for this question. Each ticked off point (plus evidence provided) counts as 1 point.

    Evidence:

    Each ticked off point must be supported with relevant evidence (e.g. branded visual merchandise such as banner, poster, wobblers, etc.). If such evidence is not provided the answer will not be deemed as valid.

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    Tick as appropriate
    By the use of externally supplied in-salon/barbershop visual merchandise (supplied by product manufacturers)
    By the use of internal in-salon/in-barbershop visual merchandise (produced by the salon/barbershop)
    By the use of external online digital communication tools (supplied by product manufacturers)
    By the use of internal online digital communication tools (produced by the salon/barbershop)
    The salon/barbershop has promoted its green efforts in print and/or digital media (e.g. story in the local paper, blog story in a third party blog site)
  • DECLARATION:

    I declare that the information disclosed above, and the documents provided, for the purpose of Quality + Care® Green accreditation are true and accurate. I understand that I may be part of a random audit process from time to time.

  • Welcome to the Quality + Care® Accreditation Programme. Once you application has been received we will send you an invoice for the one off application fee ($57.50 incl GST) and the Quality + Care membership fee ($345.00 incl GST annually) NO payment is required if you are applying to move up a level or if you are a member of Hair & Barber New Zealand.

    There is no cost for Hair & Barber New Zealand members. :)

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