What we do

The Lean & Green Skillnet initiative is an industry-led training network of over 400 of the country’s largest production and service sites. It is focused on providing subsidised, innovative training and compliance programmes to embed sustainable and certified staff skills across corporate members.

The Lean & Green Skillnet is funded by the National Training Fund (NTF) through the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science and can provide grant aid and training supports to private sector or commercial semi-state enterprises.

Our aims

We aim to be able to offer our members:

  • Public training programmes in the areas of Lean Six Sigma, Operational Excellence, Sustainability, Management and Information Security
  • Customized, accredited in-house corporate programmes
  • Blended programmes that can be delivered via workshops or distance learning, i.e. online learning
  • Access to funding and grant aid for training and development programmes

Lean & Green Skillnet is co-funded by Skillnet Ireland and member companies to offer a range of training that addresses our members skills needs.

Climate Ready – Talent for Ireland’s Green Economy

The Lean & Green Skillnet is part of the Climate Ready Cluster – a dynamic group of Skillnet Business Networks which includes Green Tech Skillnet and Sustainable Finance Skillnet. Building on the significant progress made by each network in renewable energy, sustainable finance, and clean water, the Climate Ready Cluster aims to transform innovative ideas into practical solutions that benefit businesses, the workforce, and the climate. Climate Ready is an initiative of Skillnet Ireland which supports Irish businesses in taking the next steps towards a sustainable future. Click here to learn more about Climate Ready.

Promoting Agency

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Steering Group

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Member Companies

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About Skillnet Ireland

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Skills Connect: Supports for those seeking employment

We support the workforce development needs of businesses. If you are currently not in employment and wish to upskill or reskill, you may be interested in training offered by other Skillnet Networks through Skills Connect. Further details of Skills Connect and the eligibility criteria can be found on the Skillnet Ireland website by clicking here.


The Lean & Green Skillnet are always our first point of call for our sustainability or water stewardship training needs.

John Durkan

Sustainability & Environmental Manager, ABP Food Group

Collaborating with the Lean & Green Skillnet has been a key success factor of Virgin Media’s Operational Excellence Programme.

Stacy Franklin

Senior BPI Manager, Virgin Media