Roadshow to address sustainability reporting guidelines to stop in Limerick

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AN EVENT will be held in Limerick later this month to address key issues around biodiversity and the environment for business owners.

The National Sustainability Roadshow will come to Limerick on September 6 to help businesses in the areas of water, emissions, biodiversity, and circularity.

The roadshow will feature interactive workshops which will help businesses navigate the new Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) requirements.

Organised by Lean and Green Skillnet, in association with 20FIFTY Partners, the roadshow aims to help businesses and organisations in Limerick respond to the challenges and opportunities which CSRD brings and to help address the people, process, and technology changes that will be required.

The mandatory CSRD places environmental, social, and governance issues on the same playing field as financial reporting, which means businesses will need to integrate sustainability into their core operations and business strategy.

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From January 1, 2024, the new Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) will come into force, which means that all large firms within its scope and those in their supply chains will need to be in compliance when the directive comes in.

The new directive will see companies required to file annual reports on their environmental, social, and governance structures.

Ken Stockil, CEO, 20FIFTY Partners, said: “CSRD’s impact is likely to be far reaching and the challenge it presents is something all businesses should be considering now.”

“Companies need to understand the impact of the directive on their competitive strategy, internal capabilities, supply chain, and across their key business processes and prepare a response plan,” he said.

The Limerick Sustainability Planning Roadshow will take place at the Castletroy Park Hotel on September 6. Tickets are available by registering through Lean and Green Skillnet’s website.