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Green Awards celebrate 10 year anniversary as finalists are announced

It has been 10 years since the Green Awards launched, and over the course of a decade they have presented hundreds of awards to the very best companies striving towards a more eco-friendly economy

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With 23 categories spanning the Irish green community, companies from all over the country have submitted entries with the hope of being shortlisted.

 

Celebrating a milestone birthday, the Green Awards will welcome hundreds of organisations to the annual ceremony taking place on the 20th of February, 2018. Each year the awards recognise the key innovators and leaders in best green practice in Ireland.

With 23 categories spanning the Irish green community, companies from all over the country submitted entries with the hope of being shortlisted. Sustainability in Irish business is firmly in focus as the global drive towards a more sustainable business environment is high up on everyone’s agenda. The investment and commitment from companies is constantly growing as more and more organisations of all shapes and sizes transition to better green operations.

Some of the largest businesses in the Irish economy have entered, speaking after the shortlist announcement, Geoff Byrne, chief operating officer, Tesco Ireland said, At Tesco we’re delighted to be shortlisted in two categories. It’s recognition of the fantastic work we have carried out in the past year particularly through our partnership with the ESB. As one of Ireland’s leading retailers with 149 stores, we have worked hard to ensure we are making significant successes in the areas of energy efficiency and waste reduction in recent years and will continue to build upon these successes in the future.”

The Burren Smokehouse Team were shortlisted for four Green Awards, they have made major reductions in energy savings of 29 per cent and waste reduction both in food waste and waste to landfill by 19 per cent with their investment in energy efficient equipment paying off. “We are thrilled to receive these nominations, it gives a recognition to our full commitment to sustainability and sustainable practices”, said Birgitta Hedin-Curtin, owner/manager, Burren Smokehouse Ltd.

The programme plays an important role in the green community providing companies with a platform to showcase their work and collaborate with other industry professionals who are striving towards a common goal. “We are committed to helping homes and businesses across Ireland to be more energy efficient. We’re proud sponsors of this event - a wonderful showcase for those businesses who are stepping up as leaders in sustainability,” said Amy O’Shaughnessy, sponsorship manager at Energia.

“We are delighted to make the shortlist for the Green Awards. At AbbVie, we work with the future in mind and continuously collaborate with stakeholders and suppliers to reduce our impact on the environment. These nominations reflect the company’s commitment to sustainable business practices and our desire to be a good corporate citizen,” said Darragh Pattwell, site director, AbbVie.

Speaking to Berni Neill, industrial / commercial segment manager at Calor, she said, “Calor are proud to once again sponsor the Green Awards for 2018, which marks an important milestone for us with the launch of BioLPG, our new, off-grid renewable gas solution in Ireland.”

For more information about the awards or if you’d like to find out how to book a ticket, visit the Green Awards website.

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The complete shortlist is as follows:

Green Business of the Year

Sponsored by Department of Environment, Community & Local Government

The winner of this award will be announced on the night.

Green Leader 2018

The recipient of this award will be announced on night.

Green Large Organisation of the Year          

  • ABP Food Group
  • Aramark Northern Europe
  • BAM Ireland
  • Coca-Cola HBC Ireland & Northern Ireland
  • Dawn Meats
  • Linkedin
  • PM Group
  • Tesco

Green Medium Sized Organisation of the Year        

Sponsored by VERDE LED

  • BrookLodge & Macreddin Village
  • Dulas
  • Fujitsu Ireland
  • GMC Utilities Group
  • Hotel Doolin
  • TECHRETE
  • The Maritime Hotel

Green Small Organisation of the Year

Sponsored by EPA

  • Burren Ecotourism Network
  • Burren Smokehouse
  • Carey Building Contractors
  • Castlepalooza Music & Arts Festival
  • GROWN
  • Ryans Cleaning
  • The Ethical Silk Company
  • Vagabond Tours of Ireland
  • Waters & Wild

Green Public Sector Organisation of the Year

Sponsored by Department of Environment, Community & Local Government

  • An Garda Síochána
  • Maynooth University & St Patrick's College Maynooth
  • Tipperary County Council

Green NGO of the Year

Sponsored by Department of Environment, Community & Local Government      

  • Global Action Plan Ireland
  • Irish Green Building Council
  • ReCreate
  • The GreenPlan
  • Tipperary Energy Agency

Sustainability Team of the Year        

  • BAM Ireland & Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology
  • Bord na Móna
  • Burren Ecotourism Network
  • Conscious Cup Campaign
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Hotel Doolin
  • Linkedin
  • Pearse College
  • The Rediscovery Centre

The Green Construction Award

  • A House in the Field - Cooney Architects
  • Aghada House, Cork - Green Build Centre
  • Carey Building Contractors
  • Cork City Passive House – Wain Morehead Architects
  • Galway Wind Park Delivery Team
  • GMC Utilities Group
  • Linkedin
  • Sustainability Through Off-Site Construction - EPS Group
  • The Well – Sirus

The Green Energy Provider Award

  • Dulas
  • Energia
  • HEATESE
  • SSE Airtricity
  • Thorntons Recycling

The Green Food & Beverage Award 

Sponsored by Calor

  • BrookLodge & Macreddin Village
  • Burren Smokehouse
  • Coca-Cola HBC Ireland & Northern Ireland
  • Dawn Meats
  • Manor Farm
  • Riot Rye Bakehouse & Bread School
  • Wild about

The Green Manufacturer Award       

  • BinStrap
  • Camden Group
  • Easydry
  • GROWN
  • Intel Ireland
  • TECHRETE

The Green Pharmaceutical Award

Sponsored by Sirus   

  • AbbVie in Ireland
  • Almac Group
  • Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals

The Green Professional Services Award       

  • Adams & Butler
  • B.K.R Cleaning
  • Deloitte
  • GMC Utilities Group
  • PM Group
  • Sola Energy Solutions
  • The GreenPlan
  • Wain Morehead Architects

The Green Retailer Award     

  • Alice Halliday Couture
  • BinStrap
  • GROWN
  • Lidl Ireland
  • Little Green Shop
  • Rediscovery Centre Ecostore
  • Tesco
  • The Ethical Silk Company

The Green Seafood Business Award

Sponsored by BIM

  • Burren Smokehouse
  • Daly's Seafoods
  • Dungarvan Shellfish
  • Gannet Fishmongers
  • Irish Fish Canners
  • Keohane Seafoods
  • Morgans Fine Fish

The Green Tourism & Entertainment Award

  • BrookLodge & Macreddin Village
  • Burren Smokehouse
  • Castlepalooza Music & Arts Festival
  • Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience
  • Hotel Doolin
  • Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin
  • Teapot Lane Glamping
  • The Maritime Hotel
  • Vagabond Tours of Ireland

The Green Transport Award

  • Admiral Chauffeur
  • FreightSpeed
  • LUAS

The Sustainable Energy Achievement Award

Sponsored by Energia

  • AbbVie in Ireland
  • An Garda Síochána
  • Carbery Food Ingredients
  • GROWN
  • Iveagh Garden Hotel
  • K Leisure
  • M50 Concession
  • Sola Energy Solutions

The Sustainable Water Achievement Award

  • Bio-Friendly
  • Central Solutions & ABP Food Group
  • Easydry
  • EPS Group
  • Gyreum EcoCentre
  • Poppies Enniskerry
  • Roadbridge & BMS

The Excellence in Waste Management Award

  • Down2Earth Materials
  • KMK Metals Recycling
  • Lidl Ireland
  • Ryans Cleaning
  • Waste Matters

The Green Product Award

  • BaileyHygiene
  • BinStrap
  • GROWN
  • HEATESE
  • Palm Free Irish Soap
  • Safewash - Softwash Solutions
  • UPM ProFi Composite Decking Systems - MacCann and Byrne

The Green Technology Award

  • Ann Marie's Dressing Room
  • Easydry
  • FreeTrade Ireland
  • Green Cloud Computers
  • HEATESE
  • ResourceKraft