Good Practice and Benchmarking

We encourage Environmental Bodies (EBs) to adopt good practice in the way they run their organisations. 

By adopting good practice recommendations in inspection reports, EBs can ensure that they operate in a cost effective and efficient manner. 

Examples of good practice are set out in our Good Practice document to the right of this page. Examples of good practice may not be appropriate for every EB, but EBs should consider how these principles of good practice could be introduced into their own day to day operations.

In consultation with the Association of Distributive and Environmental Bodies (ADEB) we have compiled a number of metrics which use the data provided by EBs in their 2016/2017 Statutory Annual Return (Form 4s), and other reporting requirements.

The data is provided by quartiles or by banding value or in some cases, both measures are used. The data is not EB specific and is provided to allow individual EBs to:

  • Assess their performance in relation to other EBs within the quartiles or banding, on key areas within the overal scheme. This data will be used to identify EBs that require a review based around specific risk indicators; and
  • Identify what actions could be taken to improve performance on individual measures.


You can read more information and access the benchmarking data in the report on the right hand side of this page.