Workshops for Future in Food Ireland 2017

Building Lean & Green Sustainability Programmes

1:15pm - 2:00pm

Addressing Water Stewardship and broader Sustainability Challenges across the Food & Beverage Supply Chain

Challenges, Solutions and Case Studies from the EPA’s Large Water Users Community of Practice

Workshop Overview:

During this interactive session, delegates will have the opportunity to review recent water stewardship trends, challenges and policy developments for Food & Beverage Supply Chain in Ireland and internationally.

They will also gain insights from the experiences of members of the EPA Large Water Users Community of Practice in the development and rollout of practicalwater stewardship and broader sustainability tools at their processing sites and across their supply chains.

Topics Covered

  • The need for better Water Stewardship in the sector
  • Water Mapping, Metering, Monitoring & Visualisation
  • Water Stewardship Standards – (internationally, at processing site-level and on the farm)
  • Awareness & Training  (on-site and across the supply chain)
  • Funding mechanisms and supports
  • Energy Management v’s Water Stewardship – Apples and Oranges?
  • Developing a Roadmap for Water Stewardship in Ireland

About Central Solutions and the EPA Large Water Users Community of Practice

The EPA-funded Community of Practice (COP) for Large Water Users is comprised of over 120 of the largest processing and service facilities across Ireland along with key national stakeholders and development agencies with a focus on addressing water stewardship and broader corporate sustainability challenges. The membership is drawn from the Food & Beverage, ICT, Pharma and other key sectors.

The establishment, and ongoing operation of the initiative is managed by Central Solutions, a firm recognised internationally as a leader in the area of specialist water stewardship programmes.Central Solutions is Ireland’s only approved support partner for the EWS and AWS international standards, an approved Enterprise Ireland and IDA GreenPlus consultancy. The firm is currently undertaking the development of a National Water Stewardship Roadmap for Industry and Agriculture in Irelandfunded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Research Programme 2014-2020.

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Certification Europe

1.15pm - 2:00pm


·         Environmental Management as a pillar of Sustainability

·         ISO 14001 and what it can do for Sustainability

·         ISO 14001:2015 – Structure and Outline and what it can do for your business

·         Best Practice Examples

Mairead is a Lead Assessor specialising in Environmental, Health and Safety and Quality management systems. She joined Certification Europe in 2011 specialising in Health and Safety, Environmental and Quality auditing.

Mairead works with companies across a wide range of industries such as Construction/Utilities, Manufacturing, Engineering, Retail, Property Management, Pharmaceutical and Waste Management and delivers assessments throughout Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland & England.

Mairead has also been involved with Solas (formally FAS) in the monitoring and mentoring of Safe Pass trainers and has delivered a number of courses on behalf of Certification Europe.

 Carbon Care
facilitated by Mark Lowen

1:15pm - 2:00pm

Carbon Care deliver high quality, commercially focused energy solutions within both the UK and Ireland, and have a solid background round spanning  12 years within the Irish market.

We have amassed a significant level of experience within the complex and evolving energy  arena and have a recognised expertise in providing clarity and honest  solutions to assist companies to thrive.

We are Irish, we specialise in energy optimisation/on site generation and have developed  solid professional working relationships  to enable efficient delivery of small, medium and large scale energy solutions.

We adhere to the highest professional standards  ensuring a rigorous standard of legal, ethical and performance excellence with integrity in pursuit of optimal commercially relevant energy solutions.