New training programme launches to assist small businesses to adopt a circular economy business model. 61% of business owners in Ireland view the green economy as a business priority for 2022.
The MODOS Spring Circular Economy Programme, launched by Dublin City Council and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council gives local businesses the opportunity to avail of training in sustainable business and circular economy practices during March and April 2022.
The programme is suitable for micro-enterprises and SMEs, operating for 6 months or longer, who wish to make their products, services or operations more circular and sustainable. The online, interactive programme makes sustainability practical and accessible for businesses, stepping them through topics such as resource efficiency, carbon emissions, supply chains and customer engagement.
Delivered by experienced and reputable sustainable business experts, MODOS not only offers businesses the knowledge and confidence to integrate circular economy principles into products, services, operations and communications but also gives them an opportunity for peer to peer networking and a one-on-one mentoring session which will be customised to advance their own ambitions towards becoming more circular and sustainable in practice.
Jointly led by Dublin City Council and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council the training is being funded by the Environmental Protection Agency and offers great value for money for participants at a total cost of €150 each – those booking before Feb 25th, 2022 can avail of an early bird fee of €75.
Owen Keegan, Chief Executive of Dublin City Council said, “the concept of circular economy, where resources are kept in use for as long as possible and waste is minimised, is gaining traction with businesses of all sizes. According to The Small Firms Association’s Business Sentiment Survey, Winter 2021, 61% of business owners in Ireland view the green economy as a priority for their businesses in 2022. However, it can be difficult to know how to start and where to find reliable information. The MODOS programme helps businesses to envision circularity and to take action to make it happen in their own operations.”
Speaking about the MODOS Spring Circular Economy Programme, Frank Curran, Chief Executive, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, said, “MODOS is a best-in-class interactive circular economy training programme designed to help micro-enterprises and SMEs improve sustainability while fostering innovation and profitability. In addition, MODOS helps businesses to promote their sustainability credentials and realise new business opportunities.”
The MODOS programme includes four training modules, a virtual networking event, easy to use methodologies and toolkits and one-to-one sustainability mentoring. Businesses interested in finding out more information about the MODOS Spring Circular Economy Programme can sign up to taster sessions on both Feb 2nd and Feb 3rd.
Source: Dublin City Council