An alarming new report released by the United Nations says roughly one million species of animals and plants are on the verge of extinction, with experts predicting grave consequences for humans. Nature is declining globally, at rates unprecedented in human history and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, but it is not too late to make a difference if action starts now at every level from local to global.
Employees from the Siemens Healthineers, Swords, Ireland, are keen to reverse this trend.
As a business supporter for the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan, we realise how important bees are in the pollination of plants. They help pollinate both crops and native plants, making bees of huge economic and ecological importance to Ireland
Early May saw thousands of bees moving into their new home at our Siemens Healthineers site. The North Dublin Bee Keeping Association donated a hive of 15,000 bees to support our Biodiversity program in conjunction with the all-Ireland Pollinator Plan.
Business partners and Biodiversity Team members Tom Matthews and Jim O’Carroll completed a 6-week beekeeping course with the North Dublin Bee Keeping Association. They learned how to manage bees – the life cycle of the colony, bee diseases, treatments, feeding, swarm control and last, but not least, how to harvest honey.
The bee hive is now settled in a remote corner of the 16-acre site at Swords where we have reduced grass mowing in the area to allow a meadow to flourish and provide the optimal environment for our bees to thrive. The Biodiversity Team plans to supplement this meadow with additional plants which we cultivated in our site garden. We expect bee numbers to increase from 15,000 to over 40,000 during the summer months which will give us the opportunity to establish an additional hive which we will give back to the North Dublin Bee Keeping Association – that’s biodiversity in action.
At the Swords site, both inside and out, it’s a hive of activity, watch out for the first jars of Siemens Healthineers honey!!!
Vodafone , as one of the world’s leading ICT companies, provides a strong example of how a company is successfully integrating ESG and sustainability considerations with its commercial / corporate strategy. To help the company realise its sustainable business strategy and goals, Vodafone has identified three purpose pillars to underpin its commercial activities: Inclusion for all
Food production, both globally and in Ireland, makes up over a third of overall GHG emissions. The Climate Action Plan (CAP) has a number of agriculture specific actions and where the additional measures are taken into account (With Additional Measures scenario) the anticipated result would be emissions decreasing to approximately 19 Mt CO2 eq by
Transport is a key area of the Climate Action Plan 2021 and targets set out aim to reduce emissions from this sector by up to 51% by 2030. Emissions in the transport sector have risen rapidly in recent decades and remain coupled to economic growth. As one of Ireland’s largest businesses, Dublin Bus recognises that it has
Together, building and construction are responsible for 39% of all carbon emissions in the world and therefore represent a must-win decarbonisation segment both globally and locally. Cairn Homes want to take a prominent role in promoting sustainable and attainable building in Ireland, while in parallel being respectful of the change this will have on both suppliers and
|AWSELB||0||15 minutes||This cookie is associated with Amazon Web Services and is used for managing sticky sessions across production servers.|
|bcookie||0||2 years||This cookie is set by linkedIn. The purpose of the cookie is to enable LinkedIn functionalities on the page.|
|BIGipServerTethys||1||Used to distribute traffic to the website on several servers in order to optimise response times.|
|bm_sz||1||4 hours||Akamai Bot Manager|
|bscookie||1||2 years||Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.|
|cf_ob_info||0||1 minute||Used by CloudFare to display a notice in case the website is temporarily unavailable.|
|cf_use_ob||0||1 minute||Used by CloudFare to display a notice in case the website is temporarily unavailable.|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary||0||11 months||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Necessary".|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessary||0||11 months||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Non Necessary".|
|exp_tracker||1||50 years ago|
|GPS||0||30 minutes||This cookie is set by Youtube and registers a unique ID for tracking users based on their geographical location|
|IDE||1||2 years||Used by Google DoubleClick and stores information about how the user uses the website and any other advertisement before visiting the website. This is used to present users with ads that are relevant to them according to the user profile.|
|lang||0||This cookie is used to store the language preferences of a user to serve up content in that stored language the next time user visit the website.|
|lidc||0||1 day||This cookie is set by LinkedIn and used for routing.|
|li_sugr||0||2 months||Used to make a probabilistic match of a user's identity outside the Designated Countries. LinkedIn.|
|PHPSESSID||0||This cookie is native to PHP applications. The cookie is used to store and identify a users' unique session ID for the purpose of managing user session on the website. The cookie is a session cookies and is deleted when all the browser windows are closed.|
|test_cookie||0||11 months||This cookie is set by doubleclick.net. The purpose of the cookie is to determine if the users' browser supports cookies.|
|uid||0||1 year||This cookie is used to measure the number and behavior of the visitors to the website anonymously. The data includes the number of visits, average duration of the visit on the website, pages visited, etc. for the purpose of better understanding user preferences for targeted advertisments.|
|UIDR||0||1 year||This cookie is set bu scorecardresearch.com. The cookie is used to tracks the users activity across the internet on the browser such as visit timestamp, IP address, and most recently visited webpages. and may the data send to 3rd party for analysis and reporting to help their clients better understand user preferences.|
|UserMatchHistory||0||4 weeks||This cookie is used to track visitors so that more relevant ads can be presented based on the visitor's preferences.|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||1||5 months||This cookie is set by Youtube. Used to track the information of the embedded YouTube videos on a website.|
|vuid||0||2 years||These cookies are used by the Vimeo video player on websites.|
|YSC||1||This cookies is set by Youtube and is used to track the views of embedded videos.|
|_abck||0||1 year||Akamai Bot Manager.|
|_ga||0||2 years||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, camapign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assigns a randoly generated number to identify unique visitors.|
|_gat||0||1 minute||This cookies is installed by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit the colllection of data on high traffic sites.|
|_gat_UA-31958458-1||0||1 minute||This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.|
|_gid||0||1 day||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the wbsite is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages viisted in an anonymous form.|
|__cfruid||1||Cookie associated with sites using CloudFlare, used to identify trusted web traffic.|
|__stid||0||1 year||The cookie is set by ShareThis. The cookie is used for site analytics to determine the pages visited, the amount of time spent, etc.|