ENERGY – New certification offers mark of good energy management.
12 Jul 2016
Action on climate change requires unprecedented energy management across all businesses. A new NZ-based world-class certification scheme provides the tools to make this happen.
Enviro-Mark Solutions has been a leading player in environmental management and certification in New Zealand since 2001.
Many SBN members like Counties Manukau Health are participants in Enviro-Mark’s Certified Emissions Measurement And Reduction Scheme (CEMARS). This measures emissions and develops strategies to manage and reduce them.
The Enviro-Mark certification helps other businesses develop and improve their Environmental Management Systems. Enviro-Mark helps identify significant environmental impacts arising from everything an organisation does. It then develops plans to prevent or reduce those impacts.
Recently Enviro-Mark Solutions has added a new tool to their offering, the Energy-Mark Certification Programme. This applies a similarly rigorous approach to an organisation’s energy use. Energy-Mark enables systematic development and improvement of credible energy management systems. Third party certification ensures accurate and consistent energy management claims.
All of the Enviro-Mark Solutions schemes align with ISO standards. This makes them recognised and credible worldwide.
Certifiable resource management will become a more widespread requirement in the climate change era. It’s fitting then that the first Energy-Mark certification was presented to government agency Antarctica New Zealand. The organisation already holds the top Enviro-Mark Diamond certification and CEMARS certification, so Energy-Mark certification was the next obvious step.
But wherever your business operates, standards like this will soon be the norm.