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Aldi provides customers with five ways to make supermarket shopping more sustainable

Members News - Community - Apr 27, 2021

  In the lead up to Earth Day 2021, Aldi shared five insider tips to help people shop more sustainably. From finding ways to reduce the need for plastic packaging, to minimising food waste and supporting Irish suppliers, there’s plenty of smalls steps that can help to make your shop more sustainable. John Curtin, Group


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Lidl Ireland to Combat Period Poverty by Offering Free Period Products in Stores Nationwide in Partnership with Homeless Period Ireland

Members News - Community - Apr 27, 2021

Lidl Ireland is set to become the first major retailer in the world to offer free period products in stores nationwide to women and girls across the country affected by period poverty in partnership with Homeless Period Ireland and The Simon Communities of Ireland. The new initiative will see the retailer offer a dedicated coupon


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ESB Announces ‘Green Atlantic’ project at Moneypoint

Members News - Environment - Apr 22, 2021

In line with the Government’s ambition of reaching net zero emissions by 2050, ESB has today announced Green Atlantic @ Moneypoint. Under the ambitious programme, ESB’s Moneypoint site in County Clare will be transformed into a green energy hub, helping Ireland to become a leader in green energy production. Green Atlantic @ Moneypoint is a


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Permanent tsb names Community Fund Partners for 2021

Members News - Community - Apr 22, 2021

Permanent tsb has named the 6 community groups and charities that have been selected by a nationwide public vote to share in approx. €300,000 from the Permanent TSB Community Fund. The selection process involved a record 150,000 votes from permanent tsb customers and the wider public – over 7 times the 20,000 votes recorded last


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An Post accelerates targets in 2nd Sustainability Report

  An Post has launched its second Sustainability Report highlighting the essential role An Post is playing in the national drive for carbon reduction and its commitment to sustainable living, better quality of life and a healthy island. Carbon emissions have been reduced by 23% since 2009 with An Post on track for 50% reduction


HEINEKEN Ireland

HEINEKEN Ireland commits to science-based targets

Members News - Strategy - Apr 01, 2021

HEINEKEN Ireland has released its 2020 sustainability progress report demonstrating the strength of the brewers’ commitment to maintaining environmental progress despite the profound challenges Covid-19 presented for the drinks and hospitality sectors in the past 12 months.  The brewer has been removing plastic shrink and can connectors from across its portfolio of beers and ciders,


Mercury

Mercury commits to eliminating gender pay gap

Mercury’s CEO Eoin Vaughan , recently made an announcement that Mercury is committed to eliminating its gender pay gap. Read the full message below: “I am delighted to announce that Mercury has reached a major milestone in our journey towards gender equality and inclusion. “Just over a year ago, we started implementing a solid compensation structure


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Aldi set to replace all plastic straws with recyclable paper

Members News - Environment - Apr 01, 2021

Aldi is introducing new, fully recyclable paper straws across its own-label Kids Smoothies and Orange/Apple Juice Cartons, becoming the first supermarket in Ireland to do so. The move sees more than 4.5 million single-use plastic straws removed from Aldi’s 145 stores each year. This equates to a massive saving of three tonnes of non-recyclable plastic.


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Gas Networks Ireland and BITCI help schools to tell their story

Members News - Community - Mar 18, 2021

Teachers and principals from schools in Cork, Dublin, Kerry, Kildare and Mayo recently went back to the classroom to learn about PR and Marketing. The initiative was part of Business in The Community Ireland’s (BITCI) “Management Excellence for Principals and Teachers” programme and was delivered by employees from member company, Gas Networks Ireland. The schools


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Gas Networks Ireland Exceeds Social Sustainability Goals

Members News - Community - Mar 18, 2021

Gas Networks Ireland has been shortlisted for the Outstanding Community Support Award for exceptional customer service and support to communities as part of the 2021 CCA Excellence Awards after the semi-state organisation exceeded its Corporate Social Responsibility goals throughout 2020. Gas Networks Ireland and its staff contributed over €250,000 to more than 30 charities in


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eir becomes Ireland’s first telecoms provider to issue Gender Pay Gap Report

Members News - Workplace - Mar 18, 2021

eir recently issued its first Gender Pay Gap Report, which identifies the difference in the hourly wage of men and women, irrespective of their job, qualifications, experience or working pattern. eir’s gender pay gap stood at 11.2% for 2020, which is 2.7% below the national average gender pay gap, but something which eir intends to


KPMG

Female empowerment at core of KPMG’s IWD events

KPMG are committed to fostering an inclusive culture and proud to support numerous initiatives to help deliver this. The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) is ‘Choose To Challenge’. KPMG are bringing this campaign to life through a host of events to celebrate International Women’s Day as they continue to promote female empowerment.


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Vhi Health Insights report reveals new findings into employee wellbeing and engagement amidst a changing world of work

Vhi today revealed the findings of the latest, ‘Vhi Health Insights Report’ series. The report titled ‘The Corporate Social Network: Employee Engagement and Well-Being in a Changing Workplace’ is the fifth in a series of in-depth reports by Vhi into the health of Ireland’s corporate employees. The research, which was conducted by B&A and overseen


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ALG enters new educational partnership with jumpAgrade

Members News - Community - Feb 25, 2021

A&L Goodbody (ALG) has entered into partnership with jumpAgrade, the online grinds platform, to support six students at Marino College who are preparing for the Leaving Certificate for the 2020/2021 academic year. jumpAgrade provides online tutoring to second-level students regardless of location, ability or socio-economic background. The partnership with jumpAgrade is part of ALG’s ongoing


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Aldi becomes first Irish supermarket with own-label fresh bread in recyclable packaging

Members News - Environment - Feb 25, 2021

Aldi Ireland has introduced new, fully recyclable wax paper packaging across two of its own-label bread products, becoming the first supermarket in Ireland to do so. The switch will see 18 tonnes of non-recyclable plastic removed from stores each year. Aldi has been working with its Irish suppliers over the past few months to roll


AIB

AIB Bank funds Ireland’s first Chair of Sustainable Business at UCC

AIB has announced a partnership with University College Cork (UCC) which will see the bank fund The AIB Chair of Sustainable Business, the first of its kind in Ireland. AIB has pledged €1.25 million over five years to support the objectives of The AIB Chair of Sustainable Business, which will be based in the Cork


Tesco

Tesco becomes first Irish retailer to recycle soft plastics for customers

Members News - Environment - Feb 18, 2021

Tesco Ireland announced has become the first retailer in Ireland to create a recycling solution for soft plastics. To date, soft plastics have not been recyclable through the national household recycling bin infrastructure in Ireland. Partnering with Irish manufacturing company Paltech, Tesco will now be able to recycle materials such as coloured soft plastics for the first time. Using Paltech patented


Intel

Intel Ireland employees volunteer more than 178,000 hours in 2020

Members News - Community - Feb 18, 2021

2020 is a year that will be remembered for its challenges. Right across the world, people adjusted to the significant changes brought about the Covid-19 Pandemic and learned to live and work in much adjusted ways. Intel Ireland has a long and proud tradition of volunteering. This tradition is underpinned by the Intel Involved programme,


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Ground-breaking AR Technology Innovates Data Centre Construction

Members News - Workplace - Feb 18, 2021

Ireland headquartered international project delivery company, PM Group, is deploying the latest Augmented Reality (AR) technology on the design and construction of one of Europe’s largest, hyperscale data centres in Denmark. PM Group is using the world’s first engineering grade AR technology product, HoloSite™, from London-based company, XYZ Reality. The new technology is helping to


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Covid Alliance nominated for Engineering Excellence Award

Members News - Community - Feb 04, 2021

The Covid Alliance has been nominated at the 2020 Engineers Ireland Engineering Excellence Awards. Earlier this year, Mercury team members took part in this fantastic initiative comprising over 50 project partners from the Irish engineering and manufacturing sectors. Established in March 2020 in response to the looming Covid-19 crisis, the Covid Alliance came together to


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Deloitte’s Accelerated journey to an impactful future

Members News - Jan 28, 2021

The start of the New Year brings new energy, new resolutions and new strategies for many of us. In January 2020, the Corporate Responsibility team in Deloitte began their journey to reassess their community strategy to understand how they could make more of an impact with their community agenda through their charity relationships; were they


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Cisco Ireland honoured to be joining Business in the Community Ireland

Members News - Jan 26, 2021

“Powering An Inclusive Future for All” is Cisco’s corporate vision statement. This vision empowers Cisco and its employees to not just help business on their digital transformation journeys but also to help the population of the world prosper and develop. The Covid pandemic along with climate change has made the future a little bit more


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Aldi Ireland commits to planting 1 million native Irish woodland trees by 2025

Members News - Environment - Jan 26, 2021

In January Aldi Ireland pledged to support the planting of 1 million native Irish woodland trees around Ireland over the next four years as part of its long-term commitment towards the environment. Aldi is the first retailer in Ireland to commit to this level of partnership with the Department of Agriculture’s Woodland Environment Fund (WEF),


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KPMG supports the Gift a Book campaign, providing 6,000 books to children in need

Members News - Community - Jan 21, 2021

In December, KPMG, Children’s Books Ireland and the Arts Council gifted 6,000 books to children in need. Books bring joy and provide comfort during tough times and every child has the right to experience the joy of reading, regardless of their circumstance. It has been a difficult year for so many and books remain a


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eir and EasyGo to replace up to 180 telephone kiosks with electric vehicle charge points

Members News - Environment - Jan 21, 2021

Ireland’s largest telecommunications company, eir, has joined forces with Ireland’s largest car charging network provider, EasyGo, to roll-out up to 180 rapid electric car chargers in towns and cities across Ireland. Carolan Lennon, CEO of eir, said: “Radical transformation is required to meet the challenge of climate change. eir is committed to playing our part


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Aldi donates over €77,500 to 155 local charities in 2020

Members News - Community - Jan 21, 2021

Over €77,500 has been donated to 155 local charities nationwide as part of Aldi’s Community Grants programme.  The programme helps fund charities and organisations that contribute vital work and services in their local communities.  Each local charity is chosen by Aldi employees, enabling them to help the local good causes they are passionate about. A


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Virgin Media and Young Social Innovators join forces to transform lives

Members News - Community - Dec 10, 2020

Virgin Media and Young Social Innovators have joined forces to find young Digital Innovators in a new award category of the Young Social Innovators of the Year Ireland Awards which will take place in 2021. The move forms part of Virgin Media’s ongoing Corporate Social Responsibility programmes where Virgin Media already partners with Young Social Innovators


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Intel donates 300 insect, bird and bat boxes to local Tidy Towns associations

Members News - Environment - Dec 01, 2020

Across Intel’s 145 sites worldwide there is a network of Corporate Services employees who are responsible for everything from site selection, security, and cafeteria services to managing the Intel Air Shuttle and everyday operations. This Corporate Services (CS) group, which has thousands of employees, delivers world class factory and office infrastructure at Intel’s multiple sites


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Diageo launches new ten-year sustainability action plan

Members News - Leadership - Nov 30, 2020

By 2030, Diageo’s ‘SOCIETY 2030: SPIRIT OF PROGRESS’ plan will enable the company to: Reach 1 billion people with messages of moderation through its brands Achieve Net Zero carbon emissions across direct operations Increase representation of leaders from ethnically diverse backgrounds to 45% Use 30% less water in every drink it makes Diageo, maker of


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Dublin Bus: playing our part so you can too

Members News - Nov 30, 2020

Dublin Bus is calling on voluntary and local community groups to apply for their annual Community Spirit Awards. 2020 has been a difficult year for many. Voluntary organisations and their members work selflessly and tirelessly to raise community spirit and improve the lives of those in their locality. Now, more than ever, it is important