If you are a SMALL, MIRCO or ARTISAN Food Producer then this FULLY FUNDED Food Sustainability Programme is for you!
The Sustainability Food Business Programme has been designed and developed by SECAD Partnership CLG in conjunction with delivery partners The Clean Technology Centre (MTU), SustHub and Change by Degrees. Developed with food producers in mind this training programme seeks to assist Small, Micro and Artisan food producers in rural areas to understand and commit to more sustainable business practices.
SECAD Partnership CLG have identified challenges faced by food and beverage producers in relation to sustainability. This programme offers a series of a highly engaging and unique suite of workshops specifically designed for owner/operators and their key staff members. The overall programme objective is to build your knowledge and design a practical roadmap to strategically address the following challenges.
- Sustainable sourcing & supply chain practices,
- Energy, water & waste,
- Consumer education,
- Carbon emissions,
- Renewable energy and climate change.
This programme will run from March 2021 – December 2021 and attendees will take part in the following:
- 10 x 3-hour interactive workshops designed to build your knowledge & offer excellent opportunities to engage with industry leaders from the field of sustainability. The workshops will run every two and address each topic in a logical order,
- 1 to 1 business support tailored to meet your business performance goals, to get the maximum benefit from these valuable sessions it is advisable to attend the workshops
- 3 x site visits to businesses considered to be pursuing best practice in the area of sustainability/resource efficiency
- Networking opportunities with other food businesses
SUSTHUB; A clear stream solutions business
SUSTHub is Ireland premier provider of sustainability, carbon footprinting, ESG reporting and circular economy learning programmes. Formed in 2020 sustHub identified the gap in leader’s awareness of sustainability and associated areas. SUSTHub enables executive leadership teams, board members, and senior leadership team, to accelerate their organizations’ sustainability performance.
Dr. Declan Brogan
Clean Technology Centre (CTC)
The Clean Technology Centre at Cork Institute of Technology provides consultancy to organisations in all key areas of sustainability. CTC scientists and engineers provide expertise in the identification and implementation of resource-efficient and sustainable options in a wide range of manufacturing and service sectors. CTC has been providing innovative and effective resource efficiency solutions since being established in 1992. We have a proven track record in sustainability, environmental protection, and resource efficiency. CTC has delivered high-quality research outputs, original training programmes, as well as proven project management solutions for over 25 years to many different clients.
Change by Degrees
Change by Degrees is a sustainability consultancy with over 20 years of international experience in climate and environment strategy, communications and employee and customer engagement. Our consultancy services enable businesses to grow better, by responding effectively to the increasing demand for sustainable business practice, through workshops, SDG mapping, strategy development and best practice policy guidance. We bring environmental sustainability and climate change know-how to your business to help you assess climate risk, build resilience, secure supply chains, attract and retain staff, respond to changing regulations and communicate your impact with legitimacy. Our tailored advice and communications planning will increase employee loyalty and productivity and ultimately reduce business costs. Change by Degrees has delivered training and workshops to businesses in Ireland on all aspects of sustainability policy and strategy, employee education and engagement and reporting and communications. We tailor our training services to each clients’ needs and industry.