Seeing is Believing

Intel Ireland recently hosted a ‘Seeing is Believing’ event for a selected group of business leaders in Ireland. It was decided to host the event following a very successful and highly regarded presentation given by Jim OHara, General Manager, Intel Ireland and Vice President Technology Manufacturing Group, at Business in the Community Ireland’s CEO Forum on Climate Change. The Seeing is Believing session provided an opportunity to showcase Intel Ireland’s leadership in Corporate Responsibility (CR) and Environmental Sustainability.

Jim O'Hara, General Manager, Intel Ireland, with some of the participants
Jim O’Hara, General Manager, Intel Ireland, with some of the participants

“Intel Ireland takes our commitment to environmental sustainability initiatives very seriously and we are proud to be able to share our best practices and learning’s with other companies. Understanding the challenges in this area and how each individual company can play their part in meeting these is vital to continued environmental sustainability” said OHara, when opening the event.

The aim of the event was to inspire and motivate business leaders to view responsible practices as an integral part of successful and sustainable business and to generate a discussion among Irish business leaders on the key challenges facing Ireland and our economic competitiveness.

The day began with a series of presentations which highlighted Intel’s leadership in the areas of; Environmental Initiatives, Energy in operations, Energy and Research, Green IT and Intel Ireland Corporate Citizenship.

The presentations were followed by a window tour of Intel’s Fab 24 facility after which the attendees were given the opportunity to walk the back of the Intel site, seeing the facilities that support the manufacturing environment, including various environmental controls from water recycling to emissions controls to waste treatment systems.

After the outside tour, the group was taken to see some of the unique features of the Intel Ireland site including the Rye River, Arboretum, Orchard and historical Blakestown House.

The day concluded with a group discussion on the learning’s and key takeaways of the event for those involved to bring back to their respective industries and companies.

Speaking about the event, Tina Roche, Chief Executive, Business in the Community Ireland said “Intel Ireland have shown true leadership by facilitating this Seeing is Believing session. Their environmental strategy goes above and beyond the easy solutions or simple initiatives, working to continuously measure and improve performance. A key aim for Business in the Community Ireland is to encourage leading companies to explain and demonstrate in practical terms how responsible business practice is embedded throughout the company and this Seeing is Believing session was a great example of best practice”.

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