Once your operation becomes a STOKE Member, your team is able to upload evidence to the answers submitted during the Self Evaluation. Any progress made during the Self Evaluation is reflected in the Benchmark (i.e. you are not starting over).
STOKE Members get access to the annually updated and expanding list of sustainability tools and templates designed to help your business make it across the finish line.
STOKE Membership also includes access to the growing network of like-minded businesses in our Affiliate Program who provide discounts and other incentives for sustainable products and services that directly align with specific STOKE criteria to improve your certification score. STOKE does not receive a commission—instead, we pass these savings on to our Members to reduce barriers to entry for supporting socially and environmentally responsible brands.
After all the criteria questions have been answered along with supporting evidence, submit your Benchmark for official review by a STOKE administrator. If everything is in order, STOKE will issue a STOKE Benchmarked logo for use in your marketing materials and a custom STOKE web profile will be built to showcase your commitment to becoming certified.