How Businesses can support the Pollinator Plan

We all depend on the important services provided by pollinating insects. Unfortunately our pollinators are in decline, and the problem is serious. Now we are asking businesses across the island to support the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan.

To sign up as a Business Supporter, follow these simple steps:

1.  Download Guidelines    

Businesses: actions to help pollinators

Businesses: Technical Appendix  

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2. Send us (a) your signed copy of the ‘Framework for Businesses’, (b) your LOGO and (c) confirmation you have registered on the data-mapping system ‘Actions for Pollinators’ by email to [email protected]

Framework for Businesses (word version)

Framework for Business (pdf version)

In becoming a business supporter you agree to carry out at least ONE pollinator-friendly action within the first year of signing up, and plan to carry out TWO additional actions within the following five years. 

On receiving your signed framework, we will list you as a Business supporter on the website and send you a special Business supporter logo and Certificate of Participation for display.

NOTE: The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan Business Framework is fully inclusive, allowing any business to sign up to take actions for pollinators. However, registration does not equate to endorsement of products or services by the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan. 

3. As part of the sign-up process, Register on ‘Actions for Pollinators(your first site/HQ) to begin mapping current/future pollinator-friendly actions. This provides the National Biodiversity Data Centre with data to shape evidence-based action guidelines. PLEASE CONFIRM you have registered on the secure, data-mapping system when you send your ‘Framework for Businesses’ form.

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4.  LET’S GO! Use the flow chart on pages 4-6 of the ‘Framework for Businesses’ to decide what pollinator-friendly actions are right for your company.

 
Benefits of becoming a Business Supporter of the Pollinator Plan:
  • A demonstration of your sustainability credentials to consumers and customers
  • Helping ensure the reliability of supply chains dependent on animal pollinated crops
  • Flexible options for fulfilling Environmental Management Systems (e.g. ISO 14001:2015)
  • A framework to support Corporate Social Responsibility objectives
  • Coordination with Bord Bía’s Origin Green programme. Pollinator-friendly actions count towards the ‘Biodiversity Element’ of Key Target Area, ‘Manufacturing Processes’

Suitable for: All employees of any business in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

 

Go to the List of Business Supporters page for Business Supporters of the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan.


 

 

OTHER RESOURCES:

  

Is your outdoor space managed by a contractor? We’ve created a pollinator-friendly planting code which you can provide to professional contractors or landscapers. It contains extensive planting lists for bedding (annuals, perennials), shrubs and trees, as well as a copy of our Pollinator-friendly Pesticide Code.

 

  • Visit our Resources page to find presentations, posters, How-to-guides, and signage templates.

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Thanks to Business in the Community Ireland and Bord Bia’s Origin Green programme for collaborating on the Business Guidelines.

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