As momentum builds for meaningful action on our climate and biodiversity emergency, it is increasingly important for businesses to play their part and be seen to do so, by their customers and clients. EcoMerit Environmental Certification provides such assurance, whilst also helping businesses improve their environmental and business performance and manage their business risks. Further info here
January 2021 – Mindful of the need to support members through the challenges of COVID-19 whilst maintaining the value of EcoMerit Certification, we have introduced a new classification ‘Renewal Pending’ and related arrangements, full details can be found by following this link.
Good to see David Attenborough presenting the case for hope and action, we can build a much better, sustainable, world for ourselves and the rest of the natural world.
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The Electric Vehicle (EV) market is a very fast moving area.
“If you are looking at EV’s, do a bit of fresh research. Things change very quickly!” (Phil Walker, Managing Director, EcoMerit).
Environmental certification in Ireland is fast becoming a must-have for business. This helps Irish companies to save money. They do this by lowering their energy, waste and water usage.
EcoMerit is a leading Irish environmental certification company. EcoMerit has been helping Irish businesses to improve their environmental performance for over 10 years. Our model of certification focusses on waste, water and energy impacts. We believe that small changes over time can have a big impact. That’s what our continuous improvement model is all about.
EcoMerit is part of the SEAI Sustainable Energy Community, which helps our members to access grants and finance. These financial supports help businesses commit to sustainable energy in Ireland. We enjoy working with SMEs in Ireland as they prove and improve their environmental compliance.
EcoMerit’s Oversight Board provides assurance that your certification in line with best practice. The Board oversees the quality of EcoMerit Certification and provides advice to the community.
EcoMerit offers environmental certification and support for Irish companies seeking to improve their sustainability performance. As an Irish based business, we work with SMEs in Ireland. EcoMerit has helped over 150 Irish companies reduce their environmental impact whilst saving money.
With the current climate crisis, we all must play a part in keeping global warming to 1.5 degrees. Ireland has set a target to reduce its carbon emissions by 7% annually. Green business supports this ambition by reducing impact on resources. Companies in Ireland play a pivotal role in the solution to climate change. This role is highlighted in the climate action plan.
For over 10 years, we have helped our member companies certify their environmental compliance. We do this through our 5-step process. This includes each client developing an Environmental Policy and Improvement Plan.
See what our clients say about us here.
Published 2 April 2020
EcoMerit would like to extend its thoughts and best wishes to all its members at this time of major crisis.
In response to the crisis we propose some adjustments to our normal way of working. Our aim is to support Members through this period without compromising the long-term value of EcoMerit certification.
Members will be updated with any changes to these arrangements and advised when they terminate.
As of two weeks ago, EcoMerit ceased all visits to Members. All contacts with Certified Members, the EcoMerit Oversight Board and between EcoMerit personnel are restricted to phone, email and teleconference.
EcoMerit support services remain available to all Members by phone and email.
We will contact Members directly about individual performance reporting requirements.
Meter Readings and Water Leak Tests
In cases where premises are shut down due to the Covid-19 emergency the requirement for regular meter readings will be waived until such time as the premises are reopened or the emergency is over.
It may be possible to read meters during security or maintenance visits. Where this is the case, this is recommended, particularly for water meters as a long-term water leak would be wasteful and expensive. If at all possible, the shut-down offers an opportunity to carry out your annual water leak test.
The following arrangements for certification surveillance are now in place;
- EcoMerit will contact the Member to advise when a surveillance visit is due.
- If the premises are still operating, the surveillance will be carried out remotely. EcoMerit will ask for relevant documentation, including the updated improvement plan and records of meter readings, and will review these with the Member by email and phone.
- If the premises are shut down, the Member will have the choice of carrying out a remote surveillance as above, or of deferring the surveillance until the premises re-open.
- In exceptional cases, (e.g. for healthcare Members) the surveillance may be deferred by agreement with EcoMerit until the crisis is over.
Should the above arrangements cause difficulties, the Member should contact EcoMerit as soon as possible to discuss and agree a course of action.