Merger creates large environmental certification business
Wednesday 03 Jul 2013
Landcare Research has created one of the largest certifiers for environmental credentials in New Zealand by integrating its three programmes into one subsidiary.
The CEMARS and carboNZero greenhouse gas certification programmes and Enviro-Mark environmental management system programme, which collectively serve more than 400 businesses, will now be provided by a wholly-owned subsidiary called Enviro-Mark Solutions Limited.1
The company name signals the future direction of the subsidiary, according to Chief Executive, Dr Ann Smith.
“Bringing the three excellent programmes together makes us the platform for environmental credibility in New Zealand and beyond. This will enable us to grow the business, implement new and exciting on-line resources, and provide more options to help businesses improve their environmental performance,” Dr Smith says.
“For example, Landcare Research has expertise in other environmental impact areas, so we have the potential to offer a broader range of programmes and related certification marks as interest in improving environmental performance continues to heighten.”
In addition to providing enhanced products and services, Dr Smith said bringing the programmes into the single company would create efficiency improvements for existing programme members, and would enable networking to share best practice with a larger number of like-minded organisations.
1 Until now the Enviro-Mark programme has been managed by Landcare Research and the two greenhouse gas certification programmes have been provided by a wholly-owned subsidiary called carboNZero Holdings.