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EnviroCom Awards 2015 Finalists Announced

DLR Chamber announces winners of 2015 Envirocom Awards

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber, at the 9th Annual Envirocom Awards, held at the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, announced the 10 winners of this year’s Awards.

The Awards were presented by Alex White, TD, Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources together with DLR County Council Cathaoirleach Cllr Barry Saul, and Kevin Kelly, President of DLR Chamber.

The 2015 Awards, now in their 9th year, were open to businesses, not for profits and public organisations located within Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County.

An Cathaoirleach said "Since the Envirocom Awards were launched in 2007 they have showcased businesses of all sectors and sizes who take ownership of meeting the challenges of their environmental responsibilities, rather than waiting for the impact of punitive legislation to force them to do so. Dún Laoghaire- Rathdown County Council is delighted to be associated with honouring  their leadership in setting  the standard for excellence in environmental management and innovation in the county. "

Said Kevin Kelly, DLR Chamber President “ Our Envirocom Awards recognise the excellence in Environmental Management and were set up by DLR Chamber, to encourage the business community to adopt better environmental practices which in turn can reduce costs, improve the bottom line and key – improve our environment”.

The Awards themselves were run in conjunction with Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council as well as the following sponsors – Amgen, Environmental Protection Agency, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), WEEE Ireland, ESB eCars, Royal Marine Hotel and Dublin People Group.

And so to the 10 Winners.    

Category 1 – Best Example of Water Conservation – sponsored by WEEE Ireland

Winner: SOS Cleaning Services who invested in a new pulse mopping system which resulted in using 96% less water.

 

Category 2 – Best Example of Waste Prevention – sponsored by WEEE Ireland

Winner: Sodexo Ireland who initiated Wasteless Week in 2015 to reduce food and material waste.

 

Category 3 – Best Example of Energy Management – sponsored by SEAI

Winner: Foxrock Golf Club who saved €19,000 in annual heating and lighting costs.

 

Category 4 – Best Example of Green Transport Initiative – sponsored by SEAI

Winner: SSE Airtricity who initiated a comprehensive programme to encourage staff to use more sustainable means of commuting to work.

 

Category 5 – Best Example of Engaging Communities in Environmental Projects – sponsored by Amgen

Winner: Environmental Risk Solutions who provide strategic environmental risk advice.

 

Category 6 – Best Example of Engaging Communities in Environmental Projects ( more than 50 employees/volunteers) – sponsored by Amgen

Winner: Dun and Bradstreet Ireland who have an ISO 14001 certified Environmental Management System in their organisation.

 

Category 7 – Best Example of Environmental Performance ( less than 50 Employees/Volunteers ) – sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency

Winner: Winnie’s Craft Café which has built sustainability into their structure and business model.

 

Category 8: Best Example of Environmental Performance (more than 50 Employees/volunteers) – sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency

Winner: Radisson Blu St.Helen’s Hotel who hold the Gold Award from the Green Hospitality Awards Programme

 

Category 9: Micro-Enterprise – sponsored by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council

Winner: Techworks Marine who build state of the art buoys and proprietary systems that provide real time monitoring of water quality, tides, currents, wind and related data.

 

Category 10: Environmental Innovation – sponsored by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council

Winner: Flynn Transport who have invested in a Fleetmatics system which monitors fuel consumption efficiency and records fuel waste

 

These Awards, run by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber, strive to make our county and our country more aware, from a business perspective, in how investing in environmental best practice makes business better!

To view a copy of the dinner book and further details on each of the finalists, please click here.

 

 

Photos can be viewed on our Facebook page and can be downloaded by clicking here. With thanks to Paul Sherwood Photography. Awards supplied by Lonergan Corporate Gifts.

 

Thursday 06th August 2015


The Finalists for the 2015 EnviroCom environmental awards were announced this week. The Awards recognise the excellence in environmental management by business and agencies of all sizes or sectors operating in the county area of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown.  
Speaking at the announcement, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber President Kevin Kelly said that “The Awards Committee has selected a group of Finalists that truly shows the range of actions that businesses and agencies can take to minimise their impact on the environment and in many cases save money and lower their costs.”

Judging of the Awards will take place this summer and the winners announced at the gala Awards Dinner on 05th November 2015 at the Royal Marine Hotel.  Further details can be found at www.dlrchamber.ie/envirocomawards

Now in their ninth year, the Awards are organised by the Chamber of Commerce in Partnership with the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

The Awards Categories and Finalists are:

Best Example of Waste Prevention    
    Sodexo
    Stillorgan Park Hotel
    
Best Example of Water Conservation    
    AIB
    SOS Cleaning Services
    
Best Example of Energy Management    
    Dun Laoghaire Golf Club
    Foxrock Golf Club
    Tesco-Hevac
    
Best Example of a Green Transport Initiative    
    Cherrywood Science & Technology Park
    Flynn Transport
    SSE Airtricity
    
Best Example of Engaging Communities in Environmental Projects < 50 employees/volunteers    
    Doyle's Nursery
    Environmental Risk Solutions
    
Best Example of Engaging Communities in Environmental Projects > 50 employees/volunteers    
    BIM
    Dun and Bradstreet
    
Best Example of Environmental Performance < 50 employees/volunteers    
    MBSL Accountants
    Winnie's Craft Café
    
Best Example of Environmental Performance > 50 employees/volunteers    
    AIB
    Indaver Ireland Ltd.
    Radisson Blu St Helen's Hotel
    
Micro-enterprise Award    
    TechWorks Marine
    Forgotten China

Environmental Innovation
To Be Decided by Judging Panel


ENDS

For further information contact Aileen Eglington, AE Consulting Tel 087 250 5007, or Hal Ledford, DLR Chamber Tel:  085 157 8941 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

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