The Scheme is committed to supporting continuing improvement in raising standards. This is why we allocate additional collaboration points to registered activities that can show they are using innovative or exemplary approaches to respecting the community, caring for the environment, or valuing their workforce. These best practices and innovations can also support a registered activity’s nomination in our annual national awards programme.
What is considered an innovation?
We consider an innovation to be a new idea, device, or method for achieving conformance with the Code of Considerate Practice within the sector or industry. The innovation may be completely new, or adaptation of an existing idea, device, or method applied to a different expectation.
What is considered best practice?
Best practice is considered to be an optimal or optimised method, technique, or device for achieving conformance with a particular expectation of the Code of Considerate Practice. These can be found on the Best Practice Hub.
Innovations and best practices should be submitted for assessment by the registered activity at least two weeks prior to a monitoring visit. Alternatively, a Monitor can identify an innovation or best practice during their monitoring visit and submit this as part of the Checklist.
All innovations and best practices are reviewed by the Scheme’s Innovation and Best Practice Review team and successful submissions are then shared on the Best Practice Hub.