Green Business partners with a number of government and business organisations to promote resource efficiency in Ireland.

Government partners include:


The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland was established as Ireland’s national energy authority under the Sustainable Energy Act 2002. SEAI’s mission is to play a leading role in transforming Ireland into a society based on sustainable energy structures, technologies and practices. To fulfils this mission SEAI aims to provide well-timed and informed advice to Government, and deliver a range of programmes efficiently and effectively, while engaging and motivating a wide range of stakeholders and showing continuing flexibility and innovation in all activities.

Green Business has co-operated with SEAI in the areas of resource efficiency assessments for SMEs, seminars and a Green Retail Pilot Programme.

Origin Green

Origin Green is Ireland’s food and drink sustainability programme.

It is a voluntary programme, led by Bord Bia, that brings together our food industry – from farmers to food producers, retailers to foodservice operators – with the common goal of sustainable food production. This programme enables Ireland’s food industry to set and achieve measurable sustainability targets that respect the environment and serve local communities more effectively.  Crucially, Origin Green is about measuring and improving how we do this on an ongoing basis.

Green Business has co-operated with Origin Green and identified millions of euros savings for food sector businesses.

Enterprise Ireland

As part of helping clients achieve improved export growth, the Enterprise Ireland Environment and Green Technology team helps companies to incorporate sustainable practices into the day-to-day running of the 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.

Local Enterprise Office

Local Enterprise Office provides advice, information and support to you in starting up or growing your business. With 31 dedicated teams across the Local Authority network in Ireland, Local Enterprise Offices offer you a wide range of experience, skills and services.

Green Business has co-hosted a number of Resource efficiency seminars with LEO offices in Cork and Dublin.


Local Authority Prevention Network is an initiative of the Environmental Protection Agency led National Waste Prevention Programme, working with Irish local authorities to deliver resource efficiency and waste prevention initiatives at a local and grassroots level. Participating local authorities are implementing resource efficiency programmes and activities across a wide range of sectors and topics, and interacting with many different stakeholders within their regions.

Green Business has a close working relationship with LAPN and have co-operated together in driving resource efficiency in business communities nationally.

Green Healthcare

The Green Healthcare Programme is an initiative of the Irish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the National Waste Prevention Programme. The programme aims to improve resource efficiency and help prevent and reduce waste and emissions from healthcare facilities in Ireland.

The Green Healthcare Programme is a sister programme Green Business, both of which are managed by the Clean Technology Centre, CIT.

Stop Food Waste

The Stop Food Waste Programme (an EPA National Waste Prevention Programme initiative) supports many sectors of society to reduce food waste and compost the fraction that cannot be prevented.

Food waste can be a significant cost to businesses. When it comes to food waste, most businesses just think about the disposal costs. Disposal costs actually represent only a small fraction of the “true” cost of food waste. It has been estimated that each tonne of food waste can cost approximately €2,000 – €5,000.

The Green Healthcare Programme is a sister programme Green Business, both of which are managed by the Clean Technology Centre, CIT.

BIM – Bord Iascaigh Mhara

The BIM “Green Seafood Business programme” aims at assisting Irish seafood processors in reducing their environmental impacts and more importantly, saving them money. The programme offers a holistic and sectoral approach to Cleaner Production with the objective of delivering substantive resource efficiency improvements and cost savings, through reductions in water and energy consumption and waste prevention.

Green Business has co-operated with BIM in the areas of resource efficiency assessments for SMEs and seminars.

Smile Resource Exchange

SMILE Resource Exchange is a free service for businesses that encourages the exchanging of resources between its members in order to save money, reduce waste going to landfill and to develop new business opportunities. Potential exchanges are identified through networking events and an online exchange facility.

Green Business has a close working relationship with Smile Resource Exchange.


Clean Technology Centre

The Clean Technology Centre at Cork Institute of Technology has been providing innovative and effective resource efficiency solutions since 1992. CTC is widely accepted as the leading waste prevention focused organisation in Ireland as well as being the oldest.

CTC’s work in resource efficiency approaches has been highly acclaimed and is closely linked to several national policies and initiatives. CTC consultancy, research and development work has driven national and regional programmes.

Currently, CTC manage a number of national waste prevention programmes including Green Business, Green Healthcare, LAPN and Stop Food Waste.


IDA is keen to support its client companies to develop their operations in Ireland and to introduce good environment management practices. This business offer is designed to encourage clients to adopt Lean business principles to increase performance and competitiveness that will help sustain and grow their Irish operations.

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