What's included

Access to the ConVert design calculator and the CheckBox portal (for uploading your audit information) is FREE for POPAI members. Once documentation is uploaded, there is a £250 fee to have the audit carried out, as explained later on this page.

If you would like to go ahead with POPAI Sustainability Standard accreditation you will benefit from: 

  • CheckBox audit portal access
  • Advice on how to achieve accreditation in our "Guide to Sustainable Best Practice & Accreditation"
  • "Working Towards" logo, to demonstrate your commitment to achieving accreditation
  • Full accreditation certificate, once passed

The PSS auditing process is easy-to-use and has been designed to be accessed and achieved remotely without the need for face-to-face consultancy.

PSS auditing explained

The PSS helps companies address  areas such as design outputs, manufacturing methods, energy & waste monitoring, and supply chain management.

Auditing is carried out remotely via the online Checkbox portal, with no requirement for an on-site visit.

Using our Guide to assist, companies select applicable modules and upload evidence to Checkbox. The audit is then carried out remotely by our partner auditor Eco3, for a fee of £250.

The entire audit process has been built as a self-service model, using our off-the-shelf guidance, but should you require more detailed sustainability consultancy, that can be arranged directly with Eco3.

If successful, the company is then issued with their certificate of accreditation and if not, they can choose whether to have another audit to become accredited.

Next steps

Find out more about the POPAI Sustainability Standard in the following downloads:

Audit Requirements

Guide to Sustainable Best Practice & Accreditation (pdf)

Guide to Sustainable Best Practice & Accreditation (video presentation)


To start your sustainability journey please contact the POPAI office.