Ernst & Young has achieved Eco-Active Business Leader status, the highest level achievable.
Following a rigorous review by third party independent assessors Ernst & Young have been recognised at level 3 of the Eco-Active Business accreditation. The process to reach the status of Eco-Active Business includes successfully developing a detailed environmental management system that addresses all the significant environmental impacts of the company’s operations.
Eco-active has five key areas for action that are all relevant for organisations operating in Jersey:
Companies that have attained Leader status have been proved to have demonstrated best practice and, in the case of Ernst & Young, achieved accreditation of the international environmental management standard ISO14001. Leader companies then enter a network of other accredited firms that act as mentors for member companies through practitioner events and exchanges of information. This network ensures that each Leader company continues to follow best practice as detailed in the Eco-Active Business scheme.
Andrew Dann, Managing Partner of Ernst & Young Channel Islands, commenting on the award said: ‘Eco-Active Business is an important scheme in terms of demonstrating commitment to an environmentally sustainable approach to business. The requirements for achieving this status are robust and challenging which has demanded much from our team leading the project. Environment and sustainability matters are high on Ernst & Young’s agenda and we are delighted to have achieved leader status’.
Olivia Copsey, from the department of environment at the States of Jersey said: ‘Ernst & Young has joined an elite group of businesses in Jersey that have reached this high level of Eco-active business accreditation. To get to this point means that the company ethos of environmental concern and action in all areas of sustainability must be robust and systems in place to take this into the future. We congratulate Ernst & Young for their commitment to the scheme and the significant effort they have employed to get here’.