The companies will focus on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Ireland, giving them the knowledge and tools to incorporate sustainability into their business practices.
Sustainability and environmental protection is a key topic in the business landscape, and reporting is essential.
Speaking on this, chief executive of GS1 and member of the board of directors Mike Byrne said, “In today’s business landscape, the heightened focus on sustainability resonates more than ever across diverse sectors.”
Sustainability is impossible without traceability, and the partnership aims to make business inventories more visible and more traceable.
On this, Byrne said, “It is unequivocally clear that sustainability is an unattainable goal without the integral component of standards-based traceability.
“This collective commitment to GS1 standards underscores the transformative shift toward responsible and ethical business practices.”
Dónal Quinn, the founder of ENSO, said, “Sustainability is a significant area for businesses to tackle.
“Not only are consumers making purchasing decisions based on it, but the ability to win new tenders, renew key contracts, or attract investment may depend on ESG commitments and performance.”
Quinn continued, “This can be a challenge, but also an opportunity for those businesses who do it right.”
On the collaboration, Maria Svejdar, head of marketing and customer experience at GS1, said, “As part of the partnership, GS1 Ireland has subscribed to the ENSO platform to assess our business impacts, both environmentally and socially.
“Using the ENSO platform has provided a central point around which all our staff can discuss sustainability priorities and jointly agree goals.
“We have now identified a clear path forward for GS1 Ireland to address our sustainability impacts and to make clear and measurable commitments for the future.”