How to gain eco-certification
The Eco-Lighthouse Foundation can provide you with everything you need to gain eco-certification for your enterprise. Our smart digital tools help ensure a simple and effective certification process, during the enterprise fulfils criteria that are tailored to the type of operation and industry, and implements measures for a more environmentally friendly operation and healthy working environment.
Find out how easy it is to become an Eco-Lighthouse enterprise:
Contact the Eco-Lighthouse Foundation or an approved Eco-Lighthouse Foundation consultant to help get you started.
Carry out an environmental survey and initiate measures to fulfil specific criteria for your type of operation and industry.
Once the criteria are fulfilled, an independent certifier will come and approve your enterprise as an Eco-Lighthouse enterprise and issue a certificate. Recertification must be obtained after three years.
Our digital tools for environmental follow-up are smart and effective ways of helping you achieve profitable results and continuous improvement.
First, the enterprise establishes an internal environmental group and with the help of an authorised Eco-Lighthouse consultant. An environmental analysis is then carried out to ascertain which criteria will apply in addition to the general industry criteria. The environmental impacts of waste, energy, transportation, procurements and work environment are all evaluated. The first annual climate and environmental report is completed, along with an action plan for measures to be implemented in the coming year. This report is submitted by 1 April every year.
When the necessary measures have been implemented, an independent third-party certifier authorised by the Eco-Lighthouse Foundation is assigned to check that the criteria are met. All criteria must be met before the enterprise can be awarded the Eco-Lighthouse certificate and diploma.
The certificate is valid for three years. During the recertification process, the criteria and the climate and environmental reports for the intervening years are checked by a certifier. If all criteria are met, a new three-year certificate is issued.