Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

Vehicle repair and maintenance trade associations

Trade and Support Organisations

Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI)

Purports to be the UK's leading automative trading body, representing dealers and garages in England, Northern Ireland, Wales and the Isle of Man.

Scottish Motor Trade Association

Scotland's automoative trade body. Retains formal association with, though independence from, the RMI.

Surface Engineering Association

UK body representing the finishing industry.

Vehicle Builders and Repairers Association (VBRA)

UK trade association for body building, CV, car body and SMART repair.

Further Guidance

Zero Waste Scotland and WRAP Northern Ireland offer free and confidential advice and support to help you reduce your environmental impact and save money. They can help with reducing your business's waste and use of water, packaging and raw materials.

The Carbon Trust can help your business to improve its energy use and reduce its carbon emissions.

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) website has information dedicated to the manufacturing industry.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has produced a Sustainable Manufacturing Toolkit for use by businesses in the manufacturing sector.

Find other trade associations relevant to your business using the Trade Association Forum website.

Additional resources

Environmental News Blog

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