Thursday 29 September 2016

Best in class: green leaders hailed

Published 15/04/2016 | 02:30

More than 100 companies submitted entries Stock photo: Depositphotos
More than 100 companies submitted entries Stock photo: Depositphotos

Green leaders and innovators across construction, manufacturing, retail and other sectors have been honoured for their work in helping make the shift towards a more sustainable economy.

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The 8th Green Business awards, of which the Irish Independent is media partner, last night awarded Ecocem's Conor O'Riain its 'Green Leader of the Year' award for his work in helping to promote use of eco-friendly cement.

Acting Environment Minister Alan Kelly was among almost 500 guests at the event in Dublin.

The awards provide the platform for large, medium and small organisations to demonstrate the highest achievements in green operations, with more than 100 companies submitting entries.

Other winners included An Post, Dawn Meats, IKEA, Dairygold, AIB, Croke Park Stadium, Astellas Ireland and the BAM Civil/Wayss & Freytag joint venture for construction of the 4.9km Corrib tunnel under Sruwaddacon Bay in Mayo.

Irish Independent

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