The aim of IBEC environment policy is to ensure that the Irish economy moves towards the goal of balanced and sustainable development and that environmental objectives are met in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.
The key issues
section contains categories with key national and European environment issues which impact on business. Each contains a description of the issue, its implication for business, the IBEC position and a relevant IBEC contact person for further information. The resources
section contains some useful environmental resources for your business.
What we do
The environment team works with and advises member companies on policy and regulatory issues that impact on business. We represent IBEC environment policy to policymakers and regulators including the Department of the Environment
, the Environmental Protection Agency
, the European Commission
and local authorities.
In addition to our policy work, we also provide additional services to member companies with tailored legislation updates
and training in environmental management
How we develop environment policy
The IBEC Environment Policy Committee (EPC) meets quarterly and tracks environmental policy and regulatory developments at national, European and international level which may impact on the business community. The focus of the committee is to ensure the achievement of environmental objectives in a manner that supports the competitiveness of Irish business.
IBEC is guided in its engagement on environmental issues by the six Environmental Principles outlined in the attached.