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Olympic sustainable awards for Irelands Presidency headquarters granted by Certification Europe   By PRWEB

Dublin (PRWEB UK) 31 December 2012

Certification Europe has awarded double certification for Event Sustainability (ISO 20121) and Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001) standards to the Dublin Castle, the headquarters for the seventh Irish Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

It is the first time that a Presidency of the EU attains a double ISO certification (previously Denmark Government was certified only to ISO 20121). The impact of Irelands EU Presidency certification is also setting a powerful precedent for the future presidencies. It is the first time in fact that a political and governmental institution displays the combination of ISO 20121 and ISO 14001 standards, which are the two Management Systems guidelines that turned London 2012 Olympic Games into the most sustainable and eco-friendly global event ever.

Conferring of these certifications took place in the presence of Brian Hayes TD, Minister of State for Public Service Reform and the Office of Public Works (OPW). Upon receiving the two certificates, Minister Hayes stated: The Irish Presidency of the EUs certification to Event Sustainability and Environment Management Systems ISO standards is a proud first for Ireland. Certification will enhance Irelands relationship with other Member States, the EU institutions and internationally as a trustworthy, capable, and credible partner I would like to thank Certification Europe for working with OPW to achieve this success.

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