Good Practice and Benchmarking

We encourage Environmental Bodies (EBs) to follow good practice in the way they run their organisations by making appropriate recommendations in inspection reports.

Examples of good practice are also 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 the principles could be introduced into their own day to day operations to ensure that they operate in a cost effective and efficient manner.


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 Statutory Annual Returns (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 overall scheme; 
  • Report their performance against sector benchmarks to their own Directors, or Trustees; and
  • Identify what actions could be taken to improve performance on individual measures.

How Charities Can Make The Most Of Technology

According to a recently published report, charities are under immense pressure to do more with less. To become more agile, efficient, and support remote and hybrid working, many charities have increased their use of technology in recent times. However, not everyone is confident they are making the most of the digital revolution.

The report titled "How Charities Can Make the Most of Technology" provides guidance on how charities can leverage technology to drive their mission and increase their impact. It highlights the importance of understanding the needs of the organisation and the people it serves, investing in the right tools and systems, and adopting a culture that embraces technology. The report also emphasises the need for charities to continuously evaluate and improve their use of technology to stay relevant and effective in an increasingly digital world. 

You can read the report in full on the right hand side of this page.

Economic Impact Framework

In June 2015 Entrust published an economic impact framework to help EBs provide more targeted and focused financial information such that they would be able to better evaluate the wider economic value that the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) delivers to the economy. In 2018 we reviewed and updated the framework. You can read the full report and access the framework in the document on the right hand side of this page.