The Royal Warrant Holders Association

The Royal Warrant Holders Association (RWHA) was formed in 1840. Its main objective is to ensure the continued existence of the Royal Warrant as a treasured and respected institution. It helps to administer applications for new Royal Warrants and changes to existing ones. The Queen Elisabeth scholarship Trust (QEST) is the charitable arm of the Royal Warrant Holders Association, a Craft Charity that funds the education of talented craftspeople through traditional college courses, apprenticeships or one-on-one training with masters. RWHA and QEST share resources, office spaces, utilities and stationery, and often hold collaborative events.



The Planet Mark

This is to certify that The Royal Warrant Holders Association has achieved a reduction in its carbon footprint and is committed to continous improvement in sustainability.

Valid to 31 March 2021

Steve Malkin
The Planet Mark

Sir Tim Smit KBE
The Eden Project


absolute carbon reduction

5.4% carbon reduction per employee

We are committed to reducing our carbon emmissions yearly so that together, we can all halt climate change

  • Total carbon footprint 14.3 tCO2e
  • Reporting boundary : London Head Office
  • Emission sources : London Head Office•Emission sources: electricity, transmission and distribution losses, natural gas, water, waste, travel, paper
  • Reporting period : 1 Jan 2019 –31 Dec 2019


11 FTE employees

We engage our employees and wider stakeholders to unlock their talent and knowledge to drive year on year progress in sustainability.


We recognise that transparent communication is essential for transformational change and we quantifiably report on