Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Chamber

EnviroCom Awards

envirocom

The EnviroCom Awards are for Excellence, Innovation,

Dedication and Success in Environmental Management

logos

Utilitywise_logo_extended

For photos of the Envirocom Awards Ceremony 2014 see: http://www.dlrchamber.ie/envirocom-awards-2014-photos-2/

Announcing the Winners of the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber EnviroCom Awards: Wednesday 12th November

Comments from Minister Alex White’s Speech, who was in attendance last night.

 

 About a green perspective…

“We need local agents of change to drive the green economy. Not just global but all of us working from the ground up”!

 

About The 2014 Envirocom Awards…

“I believe that these Envirocom Awards are a template for other communities in Ireland to embrace!

 

On Wednesday 12th November 2014, the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber announced the winners of the 2014 EnviroCom Awards at a Gala Awards Dinner honouring outstanding businesses, agencies and not-for-profit organisations for their environmental achievements in the county.

 

The Awards were presented jointly by DLR County Council Cathaoirleach Marie Baker and Mr. Alex White, Minister for Communication, Energy and Natural Resources.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.

 

From the Garda Siochana’s Green Transport Initiation and the Mountain Bike Patrol, to An Taisce/Booterstown Marsh Nature Reserve, to the Spokesman’s Mobile Bike Repair business.

From UCD’s Water Conservation Project on campus, to Stillorgan Park Hotel’s sustainable management programme.   From St.Michael Hospital’s Waste Prevention Project to Micro Computers environmentally friendly PCs.  From Cosgrave Bros HoneyPark Energy Management Project to Tesco/Food Cloud.  All of these companies and projects are worthy winners and recipients of last night’s awards and the winners would be delighted to talk to the press and discuss their fascinating local achievements.

 

 

The Awards Winners are as follows:

 

Water Conservation

UCD

 

Waste Prevention

St Michael’s Hospital

 

Energy Management

Honey Park/Cosgraves

 

Green Transport Initiative

An Garda Siochana

 

Engaging Communities in Environmental Projects <50 Employees/Volunteers

Future Fit

 

Engaging Communities in Environmental Projects >50 Employees/Volunteers

An Taisce/ Booterstown Nature Reserve Management Advisory Committee

 

Environmental Performance < 50 Employees/Volunteers

Airfield

MicroPro Computers

 

Environmental Performance > 50 Employees/Volunteers

Stillorgan Park Hotel

 

Special Merit/Microenterprise and Environmental Innovation

The Spokesman

 

 

 

Now in their eighth year, the Awards are organised by DLR Chamber of Commerce with President Dr.Josephine Browne, supported by  Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and Corporate Sponsorship by Utilitywise Ireland.

 

“Utilitywise have entered the Irish market in the past year and as part of our development strategy we partner with organisations who have strong presence in their geographical area and are respected by businesses in that area. DLR is one such organisation and we are delighted to sponsor the awards as a significant part of what we do is around helping business manage their energy consumption and help them reduce it, all positive in terms of environmental benefits. We also help them understand their energy contracts better; price paid, contract duration and the regulated costs associated with their contract” said Malcolm EmeryBusiness Development Manager, Utilitywise plc.

www.dlrchamber.ie/envirocomawards.

 

 

ENDS

EnviroCom Awards 2014 Finalists Announced  envirocom trophy 2013

The EnviroCom environmental 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.

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber President Dr Josephine Browne 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.”

The winners will be announced at the gala Awards Dinner on 12th November 2014 at the Radisson Blu St Helen’s Hotel.

Now in their eighth year, the Awards are organised by the Chamber of Commerce with support from Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and Corporate Sponsorship by Utilitywise Ireland.

 

The Awards Categories and Finalists are:

 

Water Conservation

St John of God Hospital Ltd

UCD

 

Waste Prevention

Sodexo

St Michael’s Hospital

 

Energy Management

St Raphaela’s/ Shannon Homes & Origen Energy Ltd

Honey Park/Cosgraves

 

Green Transport Initiative

Garda Siochana

Windsor Deansgrange

 

Engaging Communities in Environmental Projects <50 Employees/Volunteers

Dalkey Garden School

Future Fit

 

Engaging Communities in Environmental Projects >50 Employees/Volunteers

An Taiscce/ BMAC

Food Cloud/Tesco

 

Environmental Performance < 50 Employees/Volunteers

Airfield

MicroPro Computers

T S O’Connor

 

Environmental Performance > 50 Employees/Volunteers

Indaver Ireland

Stillorgan Park Hotel

 

Special Merit/Microenterprise

The Spokesman

 

Environmental Innovation

To Be Decided by Judging Panel


CATEGORIES

WATER / WASTE
Weee-Ireland-3

■ Best Example of Waste Prevention

■ Best Example of Water Conservation

These awards will recognise organisations that have made significant steps to reduce waste or conserve water in the management of their day-to-day operations or in redesigning their business processes. To qualify for this award it will be necessary to provide quantifiable achievements in waste prevention and/or water consumption for at least one year.

ENERGY
seai


■ Best Example of Energy Management

This award will recognise achievements in reducing energy use and carbon dioxide emissions through coordinated energy management in the workplace. Entrants should demonstrate what energy efficiency projects were championed and what energy savings were made over a period of at least one year.

were made over a period of at least one year.

■ Best Example of a Green Transport Initiative

This award is open to both public and private organisations which can demonstrate a comprehensive programme of actions, and commitment to the promotion of more sustainable forms of travel, in terms of the movement of goods, employee commuting, business travel and/or operation of fleet vehicles.

ENGAGING COMMUNITIES IN ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS
amgen


■ Best Example of Engaging Communities in Environmental Projects

< 50 employees/volunteers

■ Best Example of Engaging Communities in Environmental Projects

> 50 employees/volunteers

This award recognises businesses and organisations that enrich the environmental and social fabric of their local communities and beyond. Partnerships with local and /or global communities must be represented in any environmental project submitted. Entries for this award are likely to encourage resource reuse, recycling, neighbourhood clean-ups, composting and environmental education with the involvement of outside communities such as neighbouring residents, customers, other firms or students. Submissions are likely to include testimonials, data, reports and photographs.

ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE
epa


■ Best Example of Environmental Performance <50 Employees/Full-Time Equivalents

This award is open to any business/organisation operating in any sector that can demonstrate a comprehensive programme to minimise the impact that their business/organisation has on the environment. Entrants should have an Environmental Policy and be able to demonstrate how this is implemented in their work practices and how their staff and customers are made aware of it.

■ Best Example of Environmental Performance >50 Employees/Full-Time Equivalents

This award is open to any large business/organisation in any sector that can demonstrate a ‘ground-up’ green strategy designed to minimise the impact of its business activity on the environment. Entrants should demonstrate their commitment to developing sustainable business practices such as a “green” supply chain, use of environmentally efficient production processes and materials and minimization of environmental impacts over the full life cycle of their products or services.

SPECIAL MERIT
dlrceb_leo_c


■ Special Merit Award < 10 employees

Open to micro-enterprises who have developed or provided a new product or service that has made a contribution to the enhancement of the local environment. The judges are looking for a product or service available on the Irish market and providing an eco-friendly solution as effective as its non-environmental equivalent.

■ Best Example of Environmental Innovation

The Environmental Innovation Award is at the judge’s discretion and is open to any entry if any particular aspect or the overall achievement of the entry is deemed to deserve special recognition. Novel and competitively priced goods or services designed with a minimum use of resources to satisfy a need and provide a better quality of life for all will be considered for this award.



MEDIA PARTNER

Dub_People

Dinner Sponsor

RPS

Reception Sponsor

ESB_Ecars_Logo_RGB_300dpi

 


 

tesco
dell
elavon
dundrum
Phone: 01 284 5066 Email: info@dlrchamber.ie