Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
Designing your products and services so that they produce less carbon is not only good for the environment, it will also make them more appealing to more environmentally aware customers.
It can also help your business to win contracts, such as government tenders, where the use of environmentally aware suppliers is encouraged.
To make goods carbon efficient, you need to consider environmental impact at every stage of your product's life-cycle.
The stages to consider include:
You can calculate the carbon footprint of your products - and identify areas for improvement - using the new environmental standard PAS 2050:2008.
There can be a real commercial advantage to adopting the standard, as it can help your customers to make more informed purchasing decisions.
See our guideline: Energy labelling and ecodesign
How to design low-carbon products
Guidance - Noise and vibration management: environmental permits, Guidance - Noise and vibration management: environmental permits
Environmental Plans, Principles and Governance for Northern Ireland – Synopsis of Responses, Public responses to the Discussion Document: Environmental Plans, Principles and Governance
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