Ibec Environment Awards 2015/2016

Ibec has recently launched its environment awards 2015/16. These awards offer Irish companies an opportunity to showcase any environmental initiatives they have undertaken in the last two years. These may include developing an environmental management system or changes in the company processes, products or services that have provided cost savings, efficiency and a benefit to the environment.

One of the benefits of winning an Ibec award is that the winner and runner up of each category will be entered into the 2016 round of the European Business Awards for the Environment (http://ec.europa.eu/environment/awards) run by the European Commission. This allows winners to promote their achievements at both a national and EU level.

Entry to the awards is free and open to all, members of Ibec and non-members.

The closing date for entries is Friday 6 November 2015 at 5.30pm.

There are four categories to compete in:

Management: for commitment to an environmental management scheme that enables the business to continuously improve their environmental performance.

2013/2014 Winner: Astellas Pharmaceutical Company Kerry Plant, Killorglin, Co. Kerry

Runner up: University College Cork

Product and services: for the development or implementation of a new product or service that is environmentally efficient.

2013/2014 Winner: Wood Energy Solutions, Co. Tipperary

Runner up: Wattics

Process: for an innovative production or process solution that makes an outstanding change to your business process to reduce your environmental impact.

2013/2014 Winner: Dawn Meats

Runner up: Diageo

International business cooperation: for developing a business with a developing or emerging country that promotes environmental protection or economic development or social development.

2013/2014 Winner: Arthur Cox Solicitors

Runner up: ESB International

An overall winner of the Environmental Excellence Award is chosen from among the winners of the other four categories. The 2013/14 overall winner was Astellas Pharmaceutical Company Kerry Plant, Killorglin, Co. Kerry.

Entries shall be adjudicated by independent judges to ensure fair and transparent marking of the entries. For full details of how to enter and the awards criteria visit http://www.ibec.ie/0/environment-awards or contact Anne Murphy anne.murphy@ibec.ie, and phone 01 6051693.