Management Training

First Steps to Sustainability


The world as we know it has simultaneously changed and remained constant. Business leaders and organisations have had to rapidly adapt to doing business in the context of Covid-19 while protecting employees and customers. As businesses adjust to this new and changed world, sustainability must remain at the top of the agenda, enabling recovery and resilience in global economies. It has never been so important for companies to come together to focus on growing sustainable businesses, find innovative solutions and drive transformational change.

The Irish Medtech Skillnet and First Polymer Skillnet are co-hosting a three-part virtual event series exploring the ‘first steps to sustainability’. This series will bring together sustainability experts and manufacturing industry case studies to explore and outline how manufacturers can begin their journey to becoming more sustainable and resilient in their supply chains, starting now.

Content includes

Tuesday 8 December, 11.00 – 12.15 - The Fundamentals to Sustainable Manufacturing, circular economy principles, and the ‘why’
Fiona McCoole, Environmental Protection Agency
Ladeja Godina Košir, Founder and Executive Director of Circular Change
Marion Briggs Sustainability Project Manager, HealthBeacon
Ronan Coffey, Energy Manager, Global Real Estate, Boston Scientific

Tuesday 15 December, 11.00 – 12.15 - Water, Energy and Materials – improving resource efficiency in sustainable manufacturing
Geraldine Brennan, Circuléire
Aoife Beirne, Mergon
More speakers to be announced shortly

Tuesday 12 January, 11.00 – 12.15- Supporting and resourcing your sustainable journey, starting now
David McCormack, Irish Manafucturing Research
Kathleen O' Regan and Ruairí Ó 'hAilín, Enterprise Ireland
More speakers to be announced shortly

Who should attend

Sustainability, environmental and management professionals in the manufacturing sectors

Upcoming dates:

No training dates available at the moment.


First Steps to Sustainability

Training Days

3 days

Training Location

Available nationally, based on demand