Ibec Environment Awards winners announced

GlaxoSmithKline, the pharmaceutical company based in Dungarvan Co. Waterford, received the overall environmental excellence award at the Ibec Environment Awards 2015/2016 in Dublin. GlaxoSmithKline is one of the largest employers in the South East, employing 750 people.

Ibec Director of Corporate, Strategic and International Affairs and Chair of the awards judging panel, Mary Rose Burke said: “GlaxoSmithKline Dungarvan was chosen as the overall winner based on organisation wide involvement, embedded process improvement and robust metrics. This is an excellent example of how committed leadership can drive change and improvement.”

Kildare’s largest employer, Intel, won the Environmental Management award while Kilkenny Cooling Systems, Ireland’s leading draught beer cooler manufacturer, won the Product and Services award.

The awards are organised every two years and recognise Irish companies that combine innovation, financial savings and a deep understanding of environmental issues. Applications were received from all sizes of business from small family owned to large multi national companies.

The awards are the Irish stage of the 2016 European Business Awards for the Environment and all the companies shortlisted have the opportunity to compete against companies from across Europe in October 2016.