What is the Social Enterprise Mark?
The Social Enterprise Mark is the only internationally available social enterprise accreditation scheme, enabling credible social enterprises to prove that they are making a difference.
The Social Enterprise Mark independently guarantees that a business operates with the central aim of using income and profits to maximise positive social and/or environmental impact, which takes precedent over a requirement to maximise personal profits for owners and shareholders.
Applicants must meet sector agreed qualification criteria in order to be awarded the Social Enterprise Mark, and are re-assessed each year to ensure they continue to meet the criteria. The Social Enterprise Mark is not a membership scheme – it is an accreditation, subject to an independent Certification Panel.