Criteria

EcoCompass criteria for companies

1. The company acts according to environmental laws and regulations.

2. The company has appointed someone as responsible for environmental matters.

3. The company organises an environmental assessment where the initial situation is charted and the most significant environmental impacts ensuing from the company’s operations are assessed.

4. The company has its own environmental policy which forms the basis for the environmental goals.

5. The key persons appointed by the company for environmental issues take part in the environmental training provided by EcoCompass. The key persons instruct the rest of the staff to take environmental issues into account in their actions.

6. The company has a waste management plan. Waste is sorted at least according to the regional waste management regulations.

7. The company records its hazardous waste, stores it safely and delivers it for due treatment.

8. The company has a list of all chemicals used. Safety data sheets are available for the staff and the employees have been primed for the safe use of the chemicals. The company stores its chemicals according to regulations.

9. The company prepares an environmental programme every year. The company selects at least two of the sub-sectors listed below on which it sets the goals and enters measures in its environmental programme. The goals which the company selects must be based on reducing the essential environmental impacts ensuing from the company’s operations. The sub-sectors are selected again every three years at the latest.

a. Reducing the amount of waste.
b. Saving energy and changing over to green electricity.
c. Steering the procurements in an environmentally-friendly direction.
d. Taking environmental issues into account also in products and services acquired through subcontracting.
e. Improving the material efficiency in product development, product manufacturing or in service processes.
f. Intensification of logistics and commuting.
g. Environmental communications or some other sector defined together with EcoCompass.

10. The company reports to EcoCompass every year about the outcome and fulfilment of goals and key ratios describing the company’s environmental actions. The monitoring report is available for the company’s staff.

Criteria for the EcoCompass event

1. The event acts according to environmental laws and regulations.

2. The event has appointed someone as responsible for environmental matters.

3. The event organises an environmental assessment where the initial situation is charted and the most significant environmental impacts ensuing from the event are assessed.

4. The event has its own environmental policy which forms the basis for the environmental goals.

5. The key persons appointed by the event for environmental issues take part in the environmental training provided by EcoCompass. The key persons instruct the rest of the staff to take environmental issues into account in their actions.

6. The event has a waste management plan. Waste is sorted at least according to the regional waste management regulations.

7. The event records its hazardous waste, stores it safely and delivers it for due treatment.

8. The event has a list of all chemicals used. Safety data sheets are available for the staff and the employees have been primed for the safe use of the chemicals. The event stores its chemicals according to regulations.

9. The event prepares annually an environmental programme which includes goals and measures in the following sub-sectors:

a. Reducing the amount of waste
b. Saving energy and changing over to green electricity.
c. Steering the procurements in an environmentally-friendly direction.
d. Taking environmental issues into account also in products and services acquired through subcontracting.
e. Improving the material efficiency in product development, product manufacturing or in service processes.
f. Intensification of logistics and commuting.
g. Minimisation of noise impacts.
h. Environmental communications or some other sector defined together with EcoCompass.

10. The event reports to EcoCompass every year about the outcome and fulfilment of goals and key ratios describing the event’s environmental actions. The monitoring report is available for the event staff.