Green Business has launched a case study guide to help businesses ‘go green’ and celebrate over €6 million worth of savings identified for SMEs that have reduced their environmental impact over the last three years.
The new guide, titled ‘Greening Your Business… how much can you save?’, offers informative case studies that show a combined saving of over €700,000 made by companies while working with Green Business.
Green Business is a free and confidential resource efficiency consultancy service, funded by the Environmental Protection Agency, that has worked with many businesses of different sizes on how to reduce their costs, wastage and environmental footprint.
James Hogan, programme manager of Green Business, explains, “More and more businesses are seeing the value and huge potential benefits of managing resources such as water, energy and raw materials and this booklet aims to encourage other businesses to follow their lead.”
“Our booklet showcases some great examples of how companies small and large have improved their sustainability by reducing costs and reducing their environmental footprint through often no and low-cost measures.”
This downloadable booklet shows how businesses like Kerry Foods, ABP Food Group, Slaney Foods, Sofrimar, and Ballon Meats have implemented resource efficiencies to increase profit while securing jobs and facilitating business growth.
One key example is that of ABP Food Group, which has achieved its target of zero waste to landfill for its six facilities in Ireland. The company also reduced its water consumption by 45%, saving it €150,000 per year on the cost of water and energy, with a return on investment achieved in just four months.
“We believe sustainability is one of the key areas where Irish products can differentiate themselves and achieve added credibility in international markets,” commented John Durkan, Group Environmental and Sustainability Manager with ABP.
“We’re very proud of the dedicated efforts we’ve taken to implement and maintain resource efficiencies,” he added.
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