The Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) is an association of over 330 companies in the environmental technologies and services sector.

EIC works to provide the environmental technology and services (“ETS”) industry with a strong and effective voice with Government in the debate about how to ensure that British companies succeed in a rapidly growing worldwide market.


“The Environmental Industries Commission represents a truly dynamic sector of our economy. EIC and its Members have demonstrated responsibility, innovation and leadership in low carbon business – and I want to take this opportunity to thank you for the work you do.”

Hilary Benn MP, Secretary of State for the Environment, April 2008


“The EIC has been a tireless advocate for your industry through a period of rapid growth over the last few years. With EIC’s leadership, your reputation as a lynchpin of a sustainable UK economy can only continue to grow.”

Malcolm Wicks MP, Energy Minister, July 2007


EIC's Mission

To promote the international competitiveness of the UK's environmental technology and services industry.
To be the lead association promoting and supporting the development of a strong, competitive UK environmental technology and services industry with a sound home market from which to compete successfully worldwide.


EIC's Objectives

- Improve the UK environmental technology and services industry's competitiveness by identifying the barriers to growth
- Promote awareness of the commercial and environmental benefits of environmental technologies and services and achieve a positive public image.
- Win support for a favourable legislative and fiscal framework by advocating practical and cost-effective policies to promote our industry, such as effective enforcement of existing legislation, enactment of progressive regulation (in line with our leading competitors) and the introduction of economic instruments (e.g. fiscal incentives and R & D funding).
- Provide information and advice on UK and EC environmental legislation, R&D funding and market opportunities.
- Facilitate the exchange of information and experience between members.
- Support export initiatives which boost UK companies' competitiveness in overseas markets.
- Promote innovation and technology transfer by providing an effective link between environmental technology and service companies and research organisations.
- Organise an education programme for mainstream industry, promoting the use of environmental technologies and services.
- Promote standards which enhance the industry's competitiveness.
- Collaborate with other national and international organisations in areas of common interest, such as training.