Certification Europe is proud to announce its selection as a sponsor for the Irish EU Presidency. We are happy to support to the organisation of an efficient Presidency that enhances Ireland’s relationship with other Member States, the EU institutions and internationally.
Certification Europe has gained the status of sponsor of the seventh Irish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, which also coincides with Ireland’s 40th anniversary as a Member State of the EU, by conducting an in-depth certification process of Dublin Castle as the hosting venue of the top level Presidency meetings to ISO 20121 (Event Sustainability Management Systems) and ISO 14001 (Environmental Management Systems) international standards. Dublin Castle will be seat of Ministerial summits and most of the 180 meetings and events that the Irish Government will host over Ireland’s EU Presidency term, which will be attended by circa 15,000 delegates from all EU Members and candidate States.
Lucinda Creighton TD, Minister for European Affairs said: “Certification Europe’s sponsorship provides the Irish Presidency of the European Union with a valuable asset that reflects the quality and competitiveness of Irish business and supports our efforts to boost economic growth while pursuing a policy of social and environmental sustainability in Europe.”
Certification Europe’s Chief Executive Officer Michael Brophy, who received the official sponsor appointment, said: “We are proud to sponsor the Irish EU Presidency and to certify Dublin Castle’s Presidency event organisation to two of the most prominent and innovative international standards, such as ISO 20121 Event Sustainability and ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems. The double award brings the Irish Presidency of the EU to the forefront of innovation and sustainability, and sets a precedent for the future European Presidencies”.