Green Reparation™ is developing a social franchise network across the UK, with a view to roll out internationally.
The Green Reparation Social Franchise model enables offenders serving community and custodial sentences to undertake waste recycling services for businesses large and small — delivering environmental gains with business savings, and generating income to offset the costs of punishment. Additionally, the model progresses sustainable lifestyle education and green employability agendas, and promotes wider recognition of serving offenders as members of the community.
Green Reparation sets out to ensure the effective delivery of three core criteria in its franchise operations. First, punishment must include high visibility, demanding work and public returns. Second, business must provide customer satisfaction and be commercially convincing, reliable and accomplished. Third, employment outcomes for offender participants must involve jobs that are valued, sustainable and ‘green’.
Local investment, Local benefit
Green Reparation is a not-for-profit social enterprise and its local franchise operations are set up as independent social franchises. This ensures that any profits generated under the Green Reparation banner stay with the social purpose and the local community to pump prime further development.
Funds generated by Green Reparation recycling services are used to:
- reduce the costs of punishment
- revitalise community parks and spaces, clearing rubbish and graffiti, and installing play equipment and other amenities made in prison and community workshops
- refurbish buildings, improve local facilities and sustainability standards, and utilise the Green Deal as appropriate
- support Sustainable Lifestyles education and community action programmes for local communities and businesses.