The Brussels Ecodynamic label

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Friday 28 July 2017

The Ecodynamic label was created in 1999 by Brussels Environment - IBGE, the Brussels Administration for the Environment and Energy. It offers private companies and public administrations a systematic approach to lowering their impact on the environment .

The “Ecodynamic enterprise” label is an official recognition of good environmental management practices by the Brussels-Capital Region. It encourages the introduction of an environmental management system (EMS), with a view towards eventual EMAS or ISO 14001 registrations.

There are three levels depending on the initial level of environmental performance within the organisation. Each level is symbolised by stars. Applications are evaluated based on a large range of criteria. These criteria concern specific eco-management actions, quality of the environmental review, and the plan of actions established.

The process begins with the signature of the “Entreprise écodynamique” charter. The company benefits from free assistance from designated consultancy firms. Within a period of two years, the company’s candidacy is presented to Brussels Environment IBGE for approval. The application includes an environmental review and a plan of action.

Currently, 115 companies and public administrations have been accredited with the Ecodynamic label. All types of business are concerned, including non-profit organisations.

Objectives

The Ecodynamic label aims to encourage companies in Brussels to voluntarily commit themselves to improving their environmental performance through a gradual and step-up approach.

Implementation structure

The implementing institution is Brussels Environment-IBGE. The label is awarded by a jury of 12 institutions composed of Brussels Environment-IBGE and other organisations.

Please note:

After nearly 17 years of existence, the label will make new skin! The objective is to modernize it and integrate it into the new ambitious policy of promoting the circular economy adopted by the Region at the beginning of 2016. The economic context has changed considerably and Brussels Environment is keen to adapt the label in order to offer the best tools to help organizations in their eco-management approaches. Today, Brussels Environment starts a redesign of the label for a launch of its new version in autumn 2017.

During this transition period, renewals or new applications for the label will not be accepted in order to focus on its future development. We invite any organization interested in the label to apply to its new version at its launch in autumn 2017. Brussels Environment will of course communicate the launch of its new label and will contact you if you leave them your contact details.

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