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.