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Tesco to pilot Stronger Starts programme for school children and their families nationwide

Members News - Community - Jan 27, 2022

Tesco has announced a new pilot programme that will provide thousands of meals to feed children and families experiencing food insecurity in Ireland. The pilot programme, Stronger Starts, is in partnership with the Good Grub Initiative, an Irish not-for-profit that distributes food for families through the DEIS school network. Through the Stronger Starts pilot programme,


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Allianz Insurance Takes a Stance on Domestic Abuse Through New Partnership with Women’s Aid to Break the Silence

Members News - Community - Jan 26, 2022

Allianz Insurance is supporting the world’s strongest women by breaking the silence on domestic abuse in Ireland with the launch of a new three-year partnership with Women’s Aid.  The partnership, announced today, will support Women’s Aid in tackling the issue of domestic abuse and support those women who are living through domestic abuse in Ireland.


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Irish Water recognised for success in reducing carbon emissions at Energy Achievement Awards

Members News - Environment - Jan 26, 2022

Irish Water has been recognised for its commitment to energy efficiency, climate action and sustainability with two awards at the inaugural Business Energy Achievement Awards: Best Energy Achievement in Utilities and Best Energy Achievement in the Public Sector. The awards recognise Irish Water’s commitment to becoming more energy efficient, embedding sustainability with the ultimate aim


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eir introduces new suite of compassionate policies to support employees during difficult times

eir, Ireland’s leading telecommunications provider, recently introduced a number of new policies designed to assist employees at times where they may need additional support. eir will become one of the first companies in Ireland to provide both a Fertility Policy and a Pregnancy Loss Policy, alongside the introduction of other supports relating to Menopause and


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How to shop more sustainably this Christmas – 8 simple steps for a more sustainable Christmas with Aldi

Members News - Environment - Dec 15, 2021

With Christmas just around the corner, Aldi has some top tips on how to shop more sustainably during the festive period. From reducing plastic waste to supporting Irish producers, there’s plenty of ways to help limit the impact of your Christmas shopping on the environment this year.  Shop seasonal and buy Irish To be kinder


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Irish Water continues to progress major watermain project in North Dublin to help safeguard the drinking water supply

Members News - Environment - Dec 08, 2021

Irish Water, in partnership with Fingal County Council, is progressing ahead of programme on a major infrastructure project in North Dublin. The Ballycoolin Trunk Watermain Project involves the construction of an additional regional trunk watermain between Ballycoolin Reservoir and Swords that will help to safeguard the water supply to homes, businesses, hospitals and farms in North Dublin and the


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Children’s Books Ireland launches Diversity, Representation and Inclusion project with KPMG

Last September, KPMG and Children’s Books Ireland launched Free To Be Me , a project that ensures that every child can see themselves reflected in a book and exposes children to the lives of others whose experiences and perspectives may differ from their own. The Free To Be Me reading guide features cover artwork by illustrator Ashwin Chacko, and contains


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PM Group and Kirby Group help with the supply of an oxygen generator for KC General Hospital, Bangalore

Members News - Community - Dec 08, 2021

PM Group and Kirby Group are delighted that the HSE’s donation of an oxygen generator from University College Hospital Galway (UCHG), Ireland is now operational at KC General Hospital in Bangalore, India. Kirby Group and PM Group worked together to organise the removal of the generator from UCHG and its transport to India.  PM Group’s team in Bangalore


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The Deloitte Impact Fund

Members News - Workplace - Dec 08, 2021

The past two years have presented many challenges, and businesses have pivoted to support their people, clients, and society. We all had to adjust to a new normal and for Deloitte, as it supported clients through the pandemic, increased demand for its services led to continued growth. Against this context, it was important that as


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Bank of Ireland Learning Exchange

Members News - Community - Dec 08, 2021

  2021 has been another highly successful year for Learning Exchange – Bank of Ireland’s Learning & Development initiative for the Irish non-profit sector. Learning Exchange is now well established as one of the flagship CSR initiatives in Ireland, and Bank of Ireland have been organising it in conjunction with Business in the Community Ireland


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EI Electronics wins business excellence resilience award

Members News - Community - Dec 08, 2021

The winners of Clare Business Excellence & Resilience Awards 2021 were revealed at a gala ceremony held at Glór Theatre, Ennis recently. Ei Electronics was delighted to win the Business Supporting Community Award, sponsored by Essilor.  The awards were hosted and organised by Ennis Chamber. Clare County Council were on board again this year as the event’s main sponsor


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National Council of the Blind of Ireland and Fujitsu Ireland, an impactful partnership

Members News - Community - Dec 03, 2021

In March 2017, Fujitsu Ireland proudly began a three-year partnership with the National Council of the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) . NCBI is Ireland’s leading sight loss charity, celebrating 90 years of serving approximately 55,000 people living with sight loss. The charity provide supports which enable their service users to live independent and fulfilling lives. The partnership focused on four key areas; Advocacy, Fundraising,


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Kirby and PM Group team up to provide critical support to the HSE with India donation

Members News - Community - Jun 29, 2021

Kirby and PM Group are delighted to support the HSE’s recent donation of an oxygen generator from University College Hospital Galway (UCHG) to the Indian Health Service. After 14 long months, the fight against COVID-19 in Ireland is finally entering a more favourable stage with the successful rollout of a vaccination programme following on from


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Going paperless: eir removes 1.3M sheets of paper from retail operations annually

Members News - Environment - Jun 29, 2021

eir, the principal provider of fixed-line and mobile telecommunications services in Ireland, is making great strides to embed sustainable business practices in every part of the organisation. Through a range of transformation initiatives they are upgrading their legacy infrastructure to better serve communities across Ireland, buying green electricity, introducing electric company cars and providing more


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Dublin Bus celebrates World Environment Day with a new Environment Report

Members News - Environment - Strategy - Jun 28, 2021

Dublin Bus envisages a high quality, frequent and zero emission service which is fully integrated with a suite of flexible transport solutions that make door-to-door journeys for all customers easy and enjoyable. In advance of World Environment Day, (June 5th) Dublin Bus launched their environment report; Driving Change: Our Journey to Zero. This sets out


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Lidl Ireland to become first company in Ireland to recognise early pregnancy loss & miscarriage as a bereavement as part of its new compassionate leave policy

Family retailer will offer three days at full pay to all employees, regardless of gender, including those with a surrogate mother affected by an early pregnancy loss & miscarriage Lidl Ireland is set to become the first company across the island of Ireland to update its Compassionate Leave Policy to reflect the inclusion of three


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Developing a circular approach with Veolia

Members News - Environment - Jun 21, 2021

Developing a circular approach to your business will be key in driving your transition to decarbonising your operations across your supply chain. Veolia are leaders in the circular revolution and can show the impact that this has had to date and what to expect going forward. For all companies, across all sectors, business-as-usual is not


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Overcoming the challenges of science-based targets with Aviva

Members News - Environment - Jun 21, 2021

Financial institutions are key to unlocking the system-wide change needed to lower global emissions and limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial temperatures. As providers of the capital, they have a unique influence over other actors and can play a significant role in greening our economies, the communities that we live in andour day-to-day lives.


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Decarbonising service offerings with AIB

Members News - Environment - Jun 18, 2021

The financial services sector has a significant role to play in meeting global and national climate and wider sustainability targets. As the majority of the emissions in this sector are located in their investment portfolios, companies will need to look at how they can decarbonise these portfolios and service offerings. AIB is one of the


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On the importance of stakeholder engagement with ABP

Members News - Environment - Jun 18, 2021

The agribusiness/food & drink sector has a difficult challenge ahead of them. It has a complex supply chain, with many stakeholders. The following case study focuses on the importance of stakeholder engagement for ABP Foods on the journey to their science-based targets (SBTs) set and beyond. ABP Food Group is one of Europe’s leading agribusiness companies employing


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Intel and National Parks and Wildlife Service launch bog restoration project to increase water storage by millions of litres

Members News - Environment - May 31, 2021

  On 20 May, 2021, Intel and the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) launched a blanket bog restoration project in the Wicklow Mountains National Park (WMNP). The restoration project, taking place over the coming months, will see 60 hectares of drained bog re-wetted to increase water storage levels in part of the River Liffey


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€2m investment in Newcastle West underpins Ballygowan’s move to target 100% sustainability

Ireland’s own iconic Water Brand, Ballygowan, has moved its full range of grocery products to RPet, fully recycled and recyclable bottles. The move to new RPet bottles has been facilitated by a €2m investment in their operations at Newcastle West, the home and source of Ballygowan. The move is part of a drive for 100%


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KPMG Ireland announces net-zero commitment approved by SBTi

Members News - Environment - May 25, 2021

KPMG Ireland has announced its commitment to be a net-zero carbon organisation by 2030, as part of its continued focus on supporting sustainable growth and innovative climate solutions for Irish business. To underpin this goal, Ireland’s largest professional services firm is committing to a robust ‘science-based’ approach, in line with what the latest climate science


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Intel Donates €1.4 million to Irish organisations thanks to employees

Volunteering is a valued part of the Intel culture. Throughout Intel’s 50-plus year history we have encouraged it, facilitated it, and sought out ways to make it as meaningful and impactful as possible. Every year Intel Ireland employees volunteer thousands of hours in the communities where they live and work. Despite the challenges of the


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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 recently 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


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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,