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, e-mail mcoles@dlrcoco.ie or telephone (01) 205 4846.

Sandyford Business District Business Impact Awards 2021

DLR County Council is sponsoring the Sustainability Impacts Award category - there will be one Sustainability Impact Award for Multinationals/Larger Corporates and another award for SMEs.

Enter here:

Key dates are as follows:

Entries close on 6th August 2021

Shortlist will be announced 13th September 2021

Winners will be announced 23rd September 2021

€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. For case studies and more information log on to https://ecomerit.ie/

Enterprise Ireland

To learn more about Enterprise Ireland’s  range of financial supports which reflect the needs of companies at different stages of their decarbonisation and sustainability journey, click here

Local Enterprise Office gives details on the Local Enterprise Offices’ Green for Micro programme, which helps prepare small businesses for the low carbon, more resource efficient economy of the future. It is suitable for all micro-enterprises but is particularly suited to businesses in sectors such as construction and the built environment, retail, manufacturing, textiles and fashion, food, electronics, plastics, and packaging.

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

This link gives details of the SEAI’s €2,000 voucher being provided to Irish SMEs to cover the cost of an energy audit so they can identify tailored energy saving opportunities and assess whether renewable energy technologies are a viable option for their business


Useful Links For Businesses 

My Waste provides a step-by-step Guide on How to Manage your Business Waste. Resources to assist you to implement good waste management practices in your business or workplace include downloadable posters, bin labels, a checklist and four short animations. A limited number of printable materials are also available to order free of charge to businesses.

Conscious Cup provides videos and a step- by-step guide on how Contactless Coffee works in practice. Since Covid-19 many countries around the world have introduced Contactless Coffee to safely serve customers in their own reusable cup. Coffee outlets that accept reusable cups can apply to be listed on the site thus benefitting from a wider reach. 

Irish Water illustrates the small changes you can make to reduce the amount of water your business uses.

Irish Water Stewardship provides details on the water stewardship training programme run by Irish Water to support businesses to lower their water consumption and reduce operating costs while protecting the environment.

Food Waste promotes a clear understanding of the Food Waste Regulations (S.I. 508 of 2009) which impose obligations on the major producers of food waste, such as shops, supermarkets, public houses, state buildings, restaurants, cafés, bistros, wine bars, hot food outlets, canteens in office buildings, hotels, B&Bs, guest houses, hospitals, nursing homes, schools, colleges, train stations, marinas and airports.