To participate in the initiative, the company must sign the application agreement, becoming a member of the Lean & Green community.
As a member of Lean & Green, the company is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 20% within a maximum period of 5 years and achieving its First Star. If a company can prove previous CO2 reductions greater than 20% they can join the programme at a higher star accreditation level.
Working with GS1 Ireland to establish its carbon footprint the member company then prepares its Action Plan to achieve their CO2 reduction.
This Action Plan is then reviewed by an accredited 3rd party audit company, which evaluates the viability of the plan.
Upon verification of the carbon emissions reduction level, the company receives the appropriate Lean & Green Star Award.
Implementation of the Action Plan and regular monitoring with the help of GS1 Ireland until the reduction objective is reached.
Recognition of the logo and delivery of the Lean & Green Star by GS1 Ireland.
This cycle continues as members reduce their CO2 emissions on a pathway to 0% emissions by 2050.