Ciaran Brady, Head of Resource Recovery, Bord Na Mona
Barry O'Donovan, Resource Efficiency Manager, ABP Food Group
Barry is the resource efficiency manager with ABP Food Group, where he is part of the environmental and sustainability department that overseas the environmental performance of the entire company. ABP operates across 50 production facilities with meat processing as its core business supported by operations in pet food, rendering and its biodiesel business t/a Olleco. Barry communicates with all levels of personnel on a number of environmental and sustainable initiatives. Resource efficiency is at the forefront of his work and this involves circular economy, water use and reuse, energy management, packaging and supply chain sustainability. Barry has assisted in the expansion of ABP's roadmap of future resource consumption. His work ensures that resource inputs are minimised, which helps ABP to decouple increased resource consumption from increased productivity.
Rosemary Garth, Communications Director, Tesco Ireland
Rosemary is responsible for corporate affairs and communications at Tesco Ireland and is the sponsor of the Little Helps Plan, which is the framework through which Tesco shapes its long-term approach to sustainability. This approach allows Tesco to demonstrate, monitor and improve its performance, while pursuing transformative change and leading industry-wide action to tackle some of the biggest social and environmental challenges facing the world today. Tesco Ireland has recently introduced some market-leading initiatives to progress the move to a circular economy, becoming the first Irish retailer to introduce a soft plastic recycling solution, and also the first Irish retailer to purchase renewable gas made from its own surplus food to power stores.
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