Certification provides independent assurance that your carbon footprint or management system is accurate, complete and in line with international standards and best practice.
Actions speak louder than words
We offer world leading certifications that are science-based and business tested. For every member, we provide mentored support, a comprehensive toolkit, expert advisors and hands-on workshops.
How will credible environmental certification benefit your business?
- Market access & export advantage
- Identify business efficiencies and cost savings
- Satisfy stakeholder and supply chain demand
- Make sustainability claims credibly and confidently
- Meet tender requirements
- Anticipate and manage risks
- Improve staff engagement
- Build internal capability and institutional knowledge
- Achieve legislative compliance, including environmental and health & safety requirements
- Create a saleable business with robust systems
- Gain a moral and reputational advantage
- Demonstrate good corporate citizenship
As we said, actions speak louder than words. You don’t have to take our word for it - these member case studies demonstrate a range of advantages members have achieved through credible environmental certification.
See the full list of member case studies here. The latest case studies are below.
Simple, accurate and robust environmental performance
The opportunity to gain commercial advantage through certification is open to businesses of all sizes, in any industry and regardless of structure. Understanding, targeting and reducing environmental impacts provides any business with the tools and knowledge to improve operations, achieve cost savings, and leverage a reputational advantage. We provide the tools, templates and guidance needed to succeed, as well as internationally recognised certification marks to help promote your certification.
In return for a moderate time investment, any business can determine their baseline, set targets and achieve continual improvement over time. For many organisations, it only takes a few months to achieve an initial certification and start reaping the benefits. The annual independent verification and certification ensures that your business has an accurate and clear understanding of impacts and is continually improving performance. Prior environmental knowledge can be helpful, but it is not essential thanks to our toolkit and expert guidance.
Our suite of certification options ensures that we are able to offer the right solutions for any business, product, or service. From a manufacturer’s environmental management system to a carbon neutral product, our solutions suit businesses at every stage of the supply chain. Our members have reduced costs, achieved operational efficiencies, won tenders, and ensured market differentiation. In addition to the business benefits, our members rest assured that they are taking action for a better environment.
- May 2019
Counties Manukau District Health Board: a CEMARS case study
As public health is directly affected by the environment, in 2012, Middlemore decided to take a leading role in reducing its own waste and emissions, beginning with Enviro-Mark Solutions’ CEMARS® certification.
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Kathmandu: A CEMARS case study
Kathmandu Holdings Limited is an outdoor travel and adventure brand. Kathmandu’s goal is to reduce their organisational carbon footprint by 2020 to 20% below 2012 levels, and their CEMARS certification was the next natural step for them to stay on track with their emissions reporting.
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