EcoMerit is a Sustainable Energy Community registered with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland. EcoMerit certified organisations are committed to improved environmental performance. As a member of the EcoMerit Community we continually aim to improve our environmental performance and reduce our carbon footprint. Our most significant direct environmental impacts arise from the electricity and mains gas we consume. We retain an EcoMerit Accreditation annually
We take steps to ensure that equipment and lighting is only operating when required, and that energy-efficient lighting is in general use.
We monitor this and mains water usage. We operate a segregation system to ensure our waste is recycled, wherever possible and landfill waste is minimised.
As part of our commitment to a more sustainable and resilient Cork, empowered by a thriving business community the sustainable development goals are activated across every strand of Chamber activity. Research has shown that electric cars are better for the environment.
They emit fewer greenhouse gases and air pollutants than petrol or diesel cars. In support of our commitment to lowering our carbon footprint and changing the way we view and develop sustainable transport within Cork Chamber, we have developed a partnership with Kearys Motor Group who have fitted a EV dual charge point at our Head Office.