Enterprise Ireland becomes affiliate member of WCA
Irish trade and innovation agency becomes an affiliate member of World Cement Association
THE World Cement Association (WCA) has further expanded its international network of members by welcoming Enterprise Ireland as an affiliate member.
Enterprise Ireland is the Irish government trade and innovation agency, responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. It represents a cluster of more than 450 Irish companies that supply products and services to the international and domestic construction industries.
Supporting Irish companies to reduce their carbon footprint and capitalize on opportunities emerging from the low-carbon transition is a key strategic priority for Enterprise Ireland. The agency has introduced initiatives including a Climate Enterprise Action Fund to achieve this ambition.
‘Our Association needs, more than ever, partners that can share new ideas on responsible business and promoting sustainable approaches and practices within the cement industry,’ said WCA chief executive officer Ian Riley.
‘I am especially happy to be welcoming Enterprise Ireland and look forward to working together to help our members expand and innovate, promote fair competition and integrity in our industry, and explore opportunities for growth in Ireland and beyond.’
Leo Clancy, chief executive officer of Enterprise Ireland, said: ‘Construction companies have an important role to play in reducing emissions and building a more sustainable future. We have been especially impressed with the way the WCA is helping its members to decarbonize.
‘We look forward to collaborating with the WCA and its members to explore and promote sustainable business practices, to support the construction industry on its decarbonization journey.’