Green Business identifies €6m in savings

ABP Food Group's John Durkan, Micheal Ó Cinneide of EPA and James Hogan of Green Business
ABP Food Group's John Durkan, Micheal Ó Cinneide of EPA and James Hogan of Green Business

New booklet offers SMEs advice and tips on how to be environmentally friendly

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27 October 2015 | 0

Green Business, a resource efficiency for SMEs in Ireland, has launched a guide that it hopes will help businesses across the country to ‘go green’. The organisation says that in the past three years alone, €6m has been saved through reduction in costs, wastage and environmental footprint.

The booklet – entitled “Greening Your Business…how much can you save?” comprises of a range of case studies demonstrating a combined saving of over €700,000 made by companies working with Green Business actoss various industries.

More and more businesses are seeing the value and huge potential benefits of managing resources such as water, energy and raw materials,” says James Hogan, programme manager of Green Business. “This booklet aims to encourage other businesses to follow their lead.

Greening Your Business showcases some great examples of how companies of all sizes can improve their sustainability by reducing costs and also their environmental footprint through low-cost and and often no-cost measures,” Hogan added. “For example, La Trattoria restaurant in Cork reduced its oil bill by 33% by recovering heat from the kitchen.

Other companies that contributed to Greening Your Business include Kerry Foods, ABP Food Group, Slaney Foods, Sofrimar and Ballon Meats. They implemented relatively low cost efficiencies to increase profit, secure jobs and facilitate growth.

To download the new booklet, visit greenbusiness.ie/newsblog now.

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