DLR Chamber announces winners of 2015 EnviroCom Awards
November 6, 2015
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.
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, the 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
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!
DLR Chamber would be delighted to put Press in contact with winners, and to see their achievements.
Further information and pics:
Aileen Eglington PRO
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber Board Member
Tel: 00 353 87 2505007
Photographer: Paul Sherwood