Picture shows from left Jim Gannon, CEO of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland; Paul Walsh, Global Energy Lead, Johnson & Johnson Campus Ireland, winner of the Leadership Award; with James Twohig, representing the Awards title sponsor Enprova, at the 2016 SEAI Sustainable Energy Awards. Pic: Naoise Culhane
Maximising collaboration between four Johnson & Johnson affiliated Irish-based companies to reduce CO2 emissions by 20% by 2020 and deliver onsite renewable energy generation.
Campus Ireland was formed by the J&J affiliated Irish based companies (DePuy Synthes, Vision Care, Janssen Biologics, and Janssen pharmaceutical) with a view to demonstrating the close working relationships that global companies based in Ireland can have due to the collaborative nature of the Irish based employee workforce.
Since its inception Campus Ireland energy team has had several key successes:
- Campus Ireland energy team developed a vision statement with associated annual objectives and targets centred on energy performance improvement as well as a reduction in energy related carbon emissions.
- Campus Ireland companies have onsite generation in the form of wind turbine technology, or woodchip boiler systems, CHP systems, a tri-generation system (CCP), a geothermal cooling loop, and an industrial heat pump system. These capitally intensive projects were funded via global CO2 reduction funds.
- Campus Ireland group of companies sought to formalise the methods by which they manage and hence improve their collective energy performance. They became one of the first groups of companies to achieve ISO50001 group certification in the same year.
- Campus Ireland has formulated a carbon neutral roadmap which aligns J &J publicly quoted CO2 reduction target of 20% by 2020
- The Campus Ireland energy team has demonstrated the benefits of working together to reduce the collective resource burden.
- The Campus Ireland energy team has also led the way within J&J globally with it being regularly cited by global lead team representatives as best practice in terms of knowledge sharing and major project implementation.