What is the Social Enterprise Mark?

Prove you are a credible social enterprise, committed to creating benefits for people and planet, with Social Enterprise Mark accreditation.

The Social Enterprise Mark

The only internationally available social enterprise accreditation scheme, enabling organisations to prove they are in business primarily to create benefits for people and planet.

The Social Enterprise Mark is the only accreditation to independently assess organisations against sector agreed criteria to provide a guarantee of a commitment to creating positive social change.

The Social Enterprise Mark is an independently assessed guarantee of a company’s commitment to trading for the benefit of people and planet. It provides reassurance to consumers that a company is living up to its social and environmental claims.

What are the benefits?


The robust assessment process is overseen by an independent Certification Panel. Not everyone is eligible, which adds to the credibility of successful applicants.


Stand out from the crowd, as an organisation that has been independently assessed and approved for commitment to creating benefits for people and planet.

Get noticed

The directory of accredited social enterprises is viewed by c.700 people per month. Mark holders each have their own profile to promote their organisation.

How do I apply?

Application process