Clara Carbon Named All-Star Environmental Start Up Of The Year 2022

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The Clara Carbon team photographed with their All-Star Accreditation certificate and medallion.

Wicklow based environmental company Clara Carbon has been named All-Star Environmental Start Up Of The Year 2022 by the All-Ireland Business Foundation.

Clara Carbon is a newly formed green technology company that has developed an easy to use mobile phone application and platform that encourages and enables people to understand and reduce their own carbon footprint.

The company has become expert in carbon offset processes, working with UN, UK and Irish projects. Working with the private sector Clara Carbon can help reduce carbon emissions globally.

Their focus is to work with partners with a sustainability bias to help them fulfil their ‘green’ ambitions with ease and efficiency.

Business All-Star Accreditation is an independently verified standard mark for indigenous businesses, based on rigorous selection criteria. The Accreditation is overseen by the prestigious All-Ireland Business Foundation, whose adjudication panel is chaired by Dr Briga Hynes of the University of Limerick and Kieran Ring, CEO of the Global Institute of Logistics.

Reacting to the announcement, Clara Carbon Team Leader Chris O’Shea said:

It is very rewarding to be recognised as the All-Star Environmental Start-Up Of The Year by the All-Ireland Business Foundation. The recognition is an endorsement of our core mission to have a significant impact on carbon emissions. The Clara Carbon team take great pride in becoming a business that the All-Ireland Business Foundation can be proud of and becoming part of The Tribe.

Deputy Chair on the Adjudication Board Kieran Ring, said in support of the announcement: “Clara Carbon has achieved All-Ireland Business Foundation All-Star Environmental Start-Up Of The Year 2022 accreditation. The accreditation is in recognition of the company’s outstanding contribution to quality and standards in the certified carbon reduction sector. Clara Carbon is hereby included in the AIBF Register Of Irish Business Excellence.”

Managing Director of the All-Ireland Business Foundation Kapil Khanna said the accreditation, which is now held by over 500 firms, is needed by the thousands of small and medium businesses which operate to their own standards, but have nothing to measure them by.

He said: “We evaluate a company’s background, trustworthiness and performance, and we speak to customers, employees and vendors. We also anonymously approach the company as a customer and report back on the experience. The business goes through at least two interviews and is scored on every part of the process against set metrics.”

The All-Ireland Business Foundation (AIBF) is an autonomous national accreditation body tasked with enterprise development and the promotion of Best-in-Class in Irish business.

The Foundation actively engages and supports its network through peer-dialogue, collaboration, mentoring and enterprise development activities. Companies are qualified for accreditation by completing an enterprise audit and are identified by their use of the AIBF’s Business All-Star Marque.

To learn more about Clara Carbon, visit their All-Star showcase page here.