Midlands direct mailing firm Baker Goodchild has had the green light from Sandwell Homes after taking up the firm's "Let's Go Green Together" challenge.
The Birmingham company has been selected by the social housing provider as a preferred supplier due to its commitment to environmentally-friendly products and policies.
Baker Goodchild is one of 25 regional suppliers joining forces with Sandwell Homes to work towards an official accreditation.
"Let's Go Green Together" requires sup-pliers to gain British Standard 8555.
The BS 8555 is a recognised quality standard presented to companies which have developed their own environmental policy and management system that reduces the impact their services has on the environment.
The company is set to undergo its BS 8555 inspection and assessment tomorrow.
Maxine Reason, client services director at Baker Goodchild, said: "We are extremely proud and passionate to join Sandwell Homes and take on their challenge to improve the future of our environment. We are confident we can lead the way and gain our official accreditation to encourage other companies in the industry to help us save the environment from more damage."
Baker Goodchild launched its own in-house environmental policies in July in a bid to reduce its carbon footprint.
Brian Oakley, chief executive of Sandwell Homes, said: "It is extremely encouraging to see Baker Goodchild and our other suppliers joining forces with us to achieve internationally recognised environmental standards. These 25 suppliers have taken up the sustainability challenge and are prepared to subject their business to rigorous scrutiny in order to achieve accreditation.
"Baker Goodchild has been working extremely hard to improve their environmental policies with us and we wish them every success with their forthcoming assessment".
Established in 1995 and grown organically during the past 12 years, Baker Goodchild employs more than 50 staff from its direct mail distribution base in the centre of Birmingham.