As your business follows the Businesses: actions to help pollinators in the move towards a nature-positive way of operating, you will be seeking mechanisms to map, measure and monitor progress. Review the suggested steps below.

1. Identify which pollinators-biodiversity are already on/ adjacent to your site through Biodiversity Maps.




Action 3, Page 8

2. Take evidence-based actions to help pollinators in line with Businesses: actions to help pollinators.

Action 1-33

3. Map actions on ‘Actions for Pollinators’ (GIS) and report via the AIPP Annual Review for business supporters.


Action 19, Page 19

4. Monitor if the actions are working via scientifically robust initiatives such as the Bumblebee Monitoring Scheme (intermediate level) and Flower Insect Timed (FIT) Counts (beginners level).

Actions 21 & 22, Page 20


Not sure which pollinators-biodiversity are on your site?  Commission a baseline ecological survey via the Chartered Institute of Ecology & Environmental Management and repeat every 5 Years. Include the National Pollinator Monitoring methodology available from the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan.

Action 4, Page 8 and Action 20, Page 19


Identify, map (GIS) and track invasive species on or ‘adjacent’ to your land. Consider swapping out invasive species and replacing with native, Irish provenance, pollinator-friendly hedgerows, trees and shrubs. Review companion resources to help in your decision making.





Business Scoring for Pollinators Checklist (Page 33-35)

The Checklist is a self-assessment scoring tool to be used alongside the recommendations in Businesses: actions to help pollinators. It is designed to help you:

    • Choose and prioritise actions suitable for your business.
    • Asses how valuable each action is compared with the others.
    • Determine a ‘pollinator-friendly score threshold’ to aim for.
    • Track your progress over time, scoring your business year on year as your work develops.

The checklist is divided into two sections. Section 1: ‘On-site actions’, refers to actions taken on a physical site or sites. Section 2: ‘Communication and governance actions’ refers to actions taken through company governance and communications. Review companion resources to help in your decision making. Every company is different, and not all companies will score under each section. If you have no physical site go straight to communication actions.

Car park Assessment table (Page 31) 


Many businesses may have networks of car parks across the island. These car parks have the potential to provide vital pollinator pit-stops. The Car park flyer provides an outline of pollinator-friendly actions specifically for car parks, which can be delivered on sites such as retail, hotel, tourism/leisure and urban/industrial business. To help those businesses considering making their car parks pollinator friendly, the self-scoring Assessment Table will help your business assess if your car park is bronze, silver or gold level in relation to pollinators. Review companion resources to help in your decision making.