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Lighthouse Certification

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Inge Aarhus

on 19 October 2016

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Transcript of Lighthouse Certification

Evironmental Management Systems (EMS)

Examples on EMS
The EcoLighthouse

Example on an Eclolabel
Nordic Swan

The work Afterwards
Is there an Alternative?
Features in ISO20121
The Process
The Environmental Analysis
The analysis starts out by looking at the enterprise’s environmental impact in the areas of:
procurement and
work environment. Subsequently, an action plan that includes measures to be implemented is carried out
Enterprises wanting to become an Eco-Lighthouse undergo a certification process lasting between 3 and 6 months.
In collaboration with an authorised Eco-Lighthouse consultant, the enterprise establishes an internal environmental group
and completes an internal environmental
The Audit
When the company have met the branch requirements, and
an independent auditor has approved the process
the Eco-Lighthouse Certificate is issuued

For EVENTS ISO20121 is an an alternative
(Lillehammer Youth Olympics 2016)

(Large businesses with complex environmental challenges should go for ISO 14001 certification
and/or EMAS registration. )
(ISO26000 - Social issues)
General Industry Criteria
(52 elemt)
Criteria for Green Conferences
Cooperation with public transport cmpanies
A system for waste separation
Criteria for Green Events

The official Ecolabel of the Nordic countries and was established in 1989 with the purpose of providing an environmental labelling scheme that would contribute to a sustainable consumption
(4000 products)
Product groups
The Nordic Ecolabel

An effective and simple marketing tool that is a guarantee that products
have fulfilled stringent environmental and
climate criteria.
63 product groups

Today there are 63 product groups, and companies who have products within these groups and who meet the criteria requirements, can apply for a Nordic Ecolabel licence.

Environmental Issues

The Nordic Ecolabel has a life-cycle perspective.
Important environmental issues that are considered
in the development of the Nordic criteria are:
•Energy usage
•Climate aspects
•Water usage
•Source of raw materials
•Use of chemicals
•Hazardous effluents

Examples on
Other ecolabels

Event Management Policy
Sustainable Supply Chain Process
Legal Requirements Procedure
Organizational roles, responsibilities and authorities
Issues Identification and Evaluation Procedure
Interested Parties Procedure
Event management policy
Sustainable supply Chain process
Event Waste checlist
Energy checklist
Criteria for hotels
Criteria for restaurants
(12 additional criteria)
Office criteria
(7 additional criteria)
Everything from:
waste disposal
energy supply
copy paper and
toilet paper.
System criteria
Work environment
Non-smoking rooms
Information on public transport
(Green tourism in Øyer)

Locally produced food
Reuse (by others) of office equipment
About Criteria
(more than 70)


Global Reporting Initiative
Trusted reporting system internationally
Both companies and organizations report
Reporting on economy, environment and social conditions
The Ecolighthouse
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