The Businesses: actions to help pollinators guidelines provides a range of evidence-based actions for businesses to choose from. Consider carefully if what you are buying or sponsoring is helpful or harmful to pollinators.


When buying plants or products from nurseries or garden centres, or through third parties such as landscapers, grounds maintenance, facilities management or asset management companies, ensure your purchases comply with AIPP recommendations. Review companion resources to help in your decision making. Give particular consideration to the following table (Page 29):

Ensure the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan recommendations are included in procurement and tendering (Request for Tender).

Include AIPP participation as part of Award Criteria/‘Criteria of Evaluation’ (Sustainability/ Biodiversity) within your tender process.
Include the requirement for a supplier to have a pollinator-biodiversity policy aligned with the AIPP guidelines.