Green Ministers Encourage Businesses to Get Involved in Biodiversity Action
A three-year plan to get businesses involved in protecting biodiversity has been launched by Green Party Ministers Pippa Hackett and Malcolm Noonan.
The Irish Business & Biodiversity Platform will be open to engaging with businesses of all scales, from small-to-medium enterprises to large multi-nationals.
“I’ve engaged with numerous businesses across the Midlands who would welcome an opportunity to become more biodiversity-active,” says Minister Hackett, who has responsibility for Land Use and Biodiversity.
“Everyone from retailers and offices, to food producers and hospitality services can get involved. The purpose of this platform is to make it easier for them to do so.”
“I’m delighted to support this platform. I believe it will be really valuable to businesses because it will build their awareness of both their impacts and dependencies on biodiversity. With that awareness, they will then be able to reverse some biodiversity loss, have a positive impact on their local community and employees and also enhance their business reputations.”
The Irish Business & Biodiversity Platform will be established by Natural Capital Ireland with the involvement of Business in the Community Ireland and the National Biodiversity Data Centre and the support of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, via the National Parks and Wildlife Service.