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Dún Laoghaire/Rathdown County Council supports an environmental awareness programme for businesses. The Green Business Officer is available to offer advice and discuss options on how your business impacts on the environment and actions you can take to reduce these impacts.

To contact the Green Business Officer, please   e-mail mcoles@dlrcoco.ie or telephone (01) 205 4846.

DLR County Council is sponsoring the Green Business Award in DLR Chamber's County Business Awards 2018

​This award is designed to recognise any business which can demonstrate that good environmental practice is both a key business strategy and is part of the everyday operations of the business. Such businesses will typically have implemented an environmental policy designed to reduce their impact on the environment as products and or services are delivered. Closing date for receipt of entries is 29th June 2018.

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Go Green for Charity

Go Green for Charity by making changes to have green and sustainable practices in your workplace and donating 50% of your savings to a charity of your choice. Green 50 is a not for profit initiative supported by the Environmental Protection Agency that aims to help charities and the environment with the support of businesses that want to make real and tangible savings by improving the efficiency of their business practices. To get involved or find out more visit www.green50.ie  or email info@green50.ie


€coMerit Programme

€coMerit is a three year environmental improvement programme that can help small, medium and large organisations save money by looking closely at energy, water and waste costs and finding cost-efficient ways of reducing them. The programme is supported by DLR County Council and endorsed by the Environmental Protection Agency. Further details are available in the EcoMerit  brochure. For case studies and more information log on to www.ecocert.ie


Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland offers 3 Green Programmes to their clients, characterised by increasing levels of capability in and adoption of Green Business principles.

The Green Start programme is designed to increase the level of environmental awareness of regulatory compliance and developments in Green markets in companies who have no in-house expertise or exposure to environmental issues.  

Green Plus is designed to build on Green Start and to assist companies develop products and services to a level where they comply with specific Green Procurement requirements. This can involve the implementation of environmental standards, improvements in products or processes, installing a carbon management strategy or applying for Eco-labels. 

Green Transform is designed for companies who have maximised their energy efficiency or reduced their carbon footprint. Support is based on Capital being made available for proposed company expansion plans.

For more details please e-mail declan.white@enterprise-ireland.com or log onto enterprise-ireland.com


Gr€€nSave is a low resource commitment environmental programme being offered to businesses in the county by DLR County Council in collaboration with Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber.

For a fixed fee of €250 participants will receive mentoring support (valued at €1,000) to reduce water, waste and energy costs and will also be facilitated to achieve an environmental certification.

Places on this programme are limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis.

More information is available on the attached leaflet.

To get involved please e-mail  mcoles@dlrcoco.ie

Useful Links For Businesses 

Greenbusiness.ie offers Irish businesses free impartial advice on improving resource efficiency through reducing the wastage of materials, consumables, water and energy. For more information go to greenbusiness.ie

FreeTrade Ireland allows businesses to pass on unwanted items to other businesses or users free of charge. For further information, please go to www.freetradeireland.ie.