Build a Green and Sustainable Business

The aim of the Green Offer is to help prepare companies for the low carbon, more resource efficient economy of the future whether a company is starting out on their green transformation journey or have already started. Scientific evidence shows that we must act now to limit global warming to 1.5°C to avoid the catastrophic consequences of climate change. This translates to halving greenhouse gas emissions every decade starting now to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

The Green Offer is designed to help companies incorporate sustainable practices into the day-to-day running of their business. Better environmental performance leads to improved resource efficiency and direct cost savings and can also increase access to customers who are increasingly demanding more environmentally friendly products and services. Better environmental performance will also increase the agility and resilience of the company to climate change impacts.

The Green Offer is made up of two levels of support:

    1. GreenStart
    2. GreenPlus

Each level of support is characterised by increasing levels of capability in implementing environmental best practice approaches to drive company awareness, adoption and integration of environmental best practice approaches, tools and techniques.

Full details of the offers are available in the Green Offer Reference Document (GreenStart and GreenPlus)

Enterprise Ireland has supported companies of all sizes and in sectors ranging from Food, Construction, Manufacturing, Engineering to Services. Please see our directory of Case Studies for examples.

 

First Steps to Green Competitiveness Guidebooks

Two guidebooks have been developed by Enterprise Ireland using a simple set of tools to introduce some basic environmental awareness. The guides are directed at companies who have had no in-house expertise or exposure to environmental issues to date. ‘The First Steps to Green Competitiveness Guidebooks’ will help companies prepare an Environmental Policy Statement, manage impacts, and take appropriate actions when issues occur.

The Guides consist of basic set of templates along with guidance on implementation to help companies develop a simplified approach to environmental matters. The two Guidebooks are available to download here:

  1. First Steps to Green Competitiveness Guidebook for Manufacturing Companies
  2. First Steps to Green Competitiveness Guidebook for Services/Office Based Companies

 

Key contacts/more information

For more information, please contact your Enterprise Ireland Adviser.

If you are not a client, please contact your nearest Enterprise Ireland Regional Office.

For general enquiries about the Green Offer, please email green@enterprise-ireland.com