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Become more sustainable

Sustainability starts with a plan

Every Irish business is on a journey – and the journey to a sustainable future is the most important one of all. Making your business more sustainable is the right thing to do for your business, your customers, and your planet. It’s key to winning business from large international customers and attracting top talent. It starts with making a plan. 

Why go green?

Mitigating the impact of climate change and addressing environmental issues requires a whole-of-society approach.

The enterprise sector must reduce its emissions by 35% by 2030 – while Ireland as a whole must reduce emissions by 51%. 

 

Moving towards a low-carbon, resource-efficient economy is a journey which presents both a challenge and an opportunity for Irish businesses. Organisations now need to develop a sustainability plan, covering everything from resource efficiency to supply chain, to adapt to this ambition to transition to a low-carbon, circular economy.

Benefits of a green business

Business benefits

Improve efficiency and reduce costs
Attract and retain top talent
Attract investment and funding

Customer benefits

Meet your customers’ sustainability demands
Win new customers with sustainable solutions
Sell into international supply chains

Benefit to our planet

Sustainability is no longer an option
We must reduce our carbon emissions
We all have a role to play

The Green Transition Fund

The Green Transition Fund supports companies at every step of their decarbonisation journey – from initial planning and capability building to investment, research and innovation. It aims to support companies as they prepare for a low-carbon, more resource-efficient future. 

Digital and climate transformation projects are being funded through the EU's Recovery and Resilience Facility under Ireland's National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP) (2021-2026).    

Enterprise Ireland has a range of supports and funding to help your business implement sustainable practices and processes.

To register for upcoming Sustainability Kickstarter workshops or to watch previous Green Transition webinars visit Enterprise Ireland - Sustainability (globalambition.ie)

Green for Business

Get help from your Local Enterprise Office to help your small businesses take the first step towards becoming more sustainable. 

Climate Action Voucher

Access funding for advisory support to develop an initial sustainability or decarbonisation action plan. 

GreenStart

Fund expert advice to introduce best practice systems and reduce costs and resources.   

 

GreenPlus

Fund training projects to build environmental management and staff capability

Strategic Consultancy

Environmental studies or consultancy services directly linked to investments for improved levels of environmental protection

When your business is ready to take bigger steps in carbon reduction or green innovation, Enterprise Ireland can help you with expert advice and access to funding. 

Capital Investment for Energy Monitoring & Tracking Systems

Access funding to put systems in place which monitor and track your business’ energy usage.  

Capital Investment for Decarbonisation Processes

Access funding to support the decarbonisation of your manufacturing combustion processes. 

Innovation and R&I Grants

From Innovation Vouchers to large scale R&I projects, find supports for planning and developing new products, services or processes in the areas of sustainability and decarbonisation. 

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Get in touch

For more information on how we can support your sustainability journey, contact the Enterprise Ireland Sustainability team. 

Contact the Sustainability team

Businesses we’ve helped on their green journey

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Sustainability – Sisk Talks Success with GreenPlus

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Ground-Breaking BidX1: Building GHG Strategy with GreenStart

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Changing Construction – How GreenStart has Powered Passive Sills

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One Planet. One Health – Danone and GreenPlus

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Hanley Energy: A Vision for a Green Future

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FlowPhotoChem helping to green the chemical industry

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