The first fully assessed new registrant to the IEMA EIA Quality Mark scheme has been revealed.

The first fully assessed new registrant to the IEMA EIA Quality Mark scheme has been revealed.

Dulas, suppliers of professional services for renewable energy, joined the EIA Quality Mark register in September 2011, one of three to have applied since the scheme was launched in April 2011 with the founding organisations and the first to become a successful new registrant.

Founded in 1982 and employing over 100 people with offices in Scotland and Wales, Dulas focus on the core technologies of wind, solar, biomass and hydro, operating in all areas of the supply chain from feasibility studies right through to installation, operation and maintenance.

Dulas has won numerous awards in recognition of its technical, environmental and business credentials. The company operates to the ISO 9001 Quality Standard.

The Wind Development Services Department, which has just been awarded the EIA Quality Mark, offers site finding, feasibility, monitoring and resource assessment, EIA and planning services for wind farm, hydro and solar PV developments.

Claire Kirk, IEMA's Professional Standards Manager, welcomes Dulas to the scheme and commends their commitment. "In joining the scheme Dulas, like all of the other Quality Mark registrants, has made an important commitment to ensuring its EIA activities continue to maintain their existing high quality" said Claire. "It is especially significant that Dulas has volunteered to have its commitment independently verified by IEMA, an important step in improving EIA practice."

The EIA Quality Mark is a stamp of approval awarded by IEMA to successful registrants. It is based around a set of commitments, which registrants agree to comply with. IEMA operates the EIA Quality Mark and undertakes an independent review of an organisation's compliance with its EIA commitments both during the application process and once registered through an annual review process. As such EIA Quality Mark provides registrants with a benchmark for their EIA activities and allows them to demonstrate their commitment to effective practice.

The scheme is designed to provide a regular and rigorous analysis of compliance on an annual basis. It assesses quality across registered organisations' EIA activities including their management processes and approaches.