CPPU works closely with businesses to promote systematic environmental management and sustainable production of goods and services. Our multi-disciplinary team is further augmented by experts from a wide range of disciplines in the University. We work with companies in various sectors (including chemical, food processing, engineering, construction, education, retail, tourism etc.) to assist them improve environmental performance, achieve compliance and differentiate themselves in the marketplace.

Services provided, include:

Environmental Management

  • Preparation of industrial emissions and waste licence applications
  • Development of Environmental Management Programmes
  • EMS design, roll-out and ongoing maintenance
  • Environmental and sustainability reporting
  • Assistance with grant-aid applications


  • Environmental management
  • Sustainable Food Production (sub-sector specific programmes)
  • Waste prevention and minimisation
  • Bespoke training courses by arrangement

Audits and Assessments

  • Cleaner production audits
  • IE / Waste licence audit preparation 
  • 'Carbon Footprint' (GHG inventories) 

Contact us for further information

Cleaner Production Promotion Unit

G1 Civil Engineering Building, School of Engineering, University College Cork, College Road, Cork T12 K8AF, Ireland.