On Wednesday April 8th the best of Ireland’s green sector were recognised and celebrated at the 2015 Green Awards. We would like to congratulate all the winners particularly our members.
The Green Transport Award
Luas winning the Green Transport Award recognises the “public-private collaboration to achieve energy savings”. This collaborative approach is provided for in the Dublin Light Rail Sustainability Plan 2011–2015 which sets out objectives and targets in relation to reducing energy and waste consumption for Luas.Luas is a safe, sustainable mode of public transport, and the targets set out in the plan ensure that Luas is continually working to reduce waste generation, energy consumption, CO2 emissions and also improving CSR performance, while engaging with local communities. Sustainability is embedded amongst Luas staff culture.
Green Large Organisation of the Year
AIB are a long established organisation and their 200 branches across Ireland mean that their impact on the environment has a wide reaching effect and this is something they take very seriously. AIB are active in every sector of green business and they are embracing best practice to drive business value, both internally and externally. Read the latest article on AIB’s environmental practices.
The Green Food & Beverage Award
Glanbia Ingredients Ireland (GII), Ireland’s largest dairy ingredients company, was acknowledged for the sustainability at the core of their business model which includes improving its energy efficiency and reduction of carbon emissions performance by almost 50% over the last ten years, providing approximately 38% of the daily water demand at the site from recovered or recycled water and the Ballyragget site achieving its 2015 target of zero waste to landfill.
The Green Manufacturer Award went to Coca Cola Hellenic Bottling Company, Ireland while The Sustainable Energy Achievement Award went to AbbVie Ireland.
For a full list of the 2015 Green Awards Winners please visit their website.