Toitū Envirocare believes that together we can build momentum, inspire change and take credible action toward a sustainable world. Based on science and backed by proof, our Toitū carbonreduce, Toitū carbonzero and Toitū enviromark certifications give organisations the tools to reduce their carbon emissions and environmental impact. Initially developed for New Zealand business needs, our programmes now serve more than 400 clients worldwide. Wholly owned by Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research, a Crown Research Institute, our origins are in science, but our future is in the sustainability of our economy, our people, and our land.
Environmental management systems: Toitū enviromark certification
The Toitū enviromark programme ensures organisations are meaningfully managing their environmental impacts through a mentoring approach. Through the programme, organisations develop, implement and maintain a robust Environmental Management System (EMS). The EMS is independently audited annually to ensure it meets stringent requirements of continual improvement, applicable regulations and international standards. Organisations identify the significant environmental impacts arising from their activities, and develop plans to prevent or reduce those impacts. An organisation can achieve one of three Toitū enviromark certification levels – bronze, gold or diamond – each of which builds on and extends the work of the previous level. Toitū enviromark diamond meets and exceeds the requirements for ISO 14001 (the international standard for environmental management).
Carbon management: Toitū carbonzero and Toitū carbonreduce certification
Toitū carbonreduce and carbonzero organisation certifications are proof an organisation is positively contributing to the sustainability of our future through measuring and managing their carbon footprint. To achieve Toitū carbonreduce certification, an organisation must measure all operational greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions required under the international standard for carbon footprints, ISO 14064-1, including vehicles, business travel, fuel and electricity, paper, and waste. The emissions are measured annually, and the inventory is independently verified to ensure it is accurate and complete. The organisation must develop plans to continually manage and reduce their emissions. The organisation must reduce emissions on a six year cycle. Toitū carbonzero organisations then offset unavoidable emissions through the purchase of quality carbon credits to achieve net zero emissions.
Technical Tools and Services
We also offer a range of technical tools and services including; training, expertise for Science-Based-Targets, sustainability roadmapping, bespoke calculators and gap analyses of your existing work against international standards.
- More InfoSustainability Highlights:
- Clean Energy-Energy Efficiency
- Smart Procurement-Supply Chains
Our business provides the tools for credible and effective environmental management, allowing businesses to measure and manage their impact on our environment.Awards and Certifications: B Corp
Listing last updated 22/08/2017