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Tuesday 2 September 2014

Pharma firm lands top Green Award

Paul Melia

Published 20/04/2013 | 05:00

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PHARMACEUTICAL company GlaxoSmithKline has won the 2013 Overall Green Award for its efforts in reducing the amount of hazardous waste it generates by 25pc.

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The company, which has also reduced water consumption by more than half in the past five years, received the prestigious award at a ceremony in Dublin's Burlington Hotel from Environment Minister Phil Hogan.

Sponsored by the Irish Independent and now in their fifth year, the Green Awards reward companies that strive to help prevent climate change by reducing waste, carbon emissions and water consumption.

Other winners included Diageo at its St James's Gate brewery, Croke Park, Dublin Bus, Microsoft and Temple Street Children's University Hospital.

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