Webinar | NI Case studies on climate action: Encirc

In the third of this webinar series, you’ll learn more about how the NI Climate Champion Encirc is taking action on the climate emergency in its sector and be inspired to drive change in your own organisation.

  • Date:

    14 Dec 2020

  • Time:

    14:00 - 14:45

  • Location:



Acting on the climate crisis is still high on the agenda. Businesses are, now more than ever, expected to play their part to keep the planet liveable. But it can feel overwhelming and difficult to know where to start.

In the second webinar of this inspirational series, Géraldine Noé, Head of Environment at Business in the Community NI will be joined by Fiacre O’Donnell, Director of sustainability at Vidrala Group, holding of Encirc – a BITC Climate Champion – and Niall Walker, packaging sustainability manager at Diageo, to understand how businesses in the industry sector can start on their climate journey and take practical action and collaborate to reduce their carbon footprint.

Webinar agenda

  • How to identify your greatest impacts
  • Collaborating and innovating to reduce your carbon footprint
  • Case studies: Encirc & Diageo
  • Next steps – How Business in the Community can support you on your climate action journey

This webinar series is part of the BITC Business Action on Climate campaign, aimed at challenging and supporting businesses to address the climate emergency. As part of the campaign BITC is asking businesses to sign the Climate Action Pledge, a public commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. To change everything we need everyone.

The webinar is suitable for anyone with environment or corporate responsibility aspects to their role, and senior staff members interested in learning more about how their organisation can take action to address to climate emergency. Members and non-members are welcome to attend.

Read more about Business Action on Climate and the Climate Action Pledge here. Download the Pledge document in advance of the webinar here.

If you have any questions you would like to raise in advance of the webinar, please contact geraldine.noe@bitcni.org.uk.


  • Geraldine Noe, Head of Environment, Business in the Community NI

Guest speakers

  • Fiacre O’Donnell, Director of Sustainability, Vidrala Group/Encirc

Fiacre joined Encirc in 1998. Having held various roles including planning, sales, marketing and sustainability, he was appointed Director of Sustainability of Encirc’s Spanish based parent company, Vidrala, in 2020. An alumni of the Timoney Institute, he is a member of the BITC NI environmental leadership team, a board member of British Glass and a member of the NI CoC Infrastructure committee.

  • Niall Walker, Packaging Sustainability Manager, Diageo