Environmental awards nominees include Dell, Microsoft, Vodafone


12 Oct 2010

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A host of technology companies have been nominated for numerous awards, thanks to their work in contributing to a cleaner environment.

In all, 19 companies have been nominated across 10 categories in this year’s EnviroCom Awards – which showcase innovation, dedication and success in environmental management in the county – among which are Dell, Microsoft, Vodafone and 3M.

The remaining nominees for the awards, which celebrate their fourth year, include hotel, retail, banking and non-profit organisations.

Clear commitment to protecting the environment

Announcing the shortlist ahead of Thursday’s awards ceremony, Margaret Coles, green business officer with the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, praised the achievements of the entrants: “Our nominees have all demonstrated a clear commitment to protecting the environment by implementing best practice in their sectors. As the shortlisted initiatives show, every organisation can take simple steps to help protect our environment, such as detecting water leaks, segregating waste or actively encouraging employees to reduce energy consumption.”

Microsoft, South Co Business Park, have been nominated in the ‘Energy Awareness’ category, while Dell, Cherrywood, Vodafone, Leopardstown, and 3M, Carrickmines, go head to head in the ‘Engaging Communities in an Environmental Project’ category.

Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Eamon Ryan TD will announce the EnviroCom winners after an awards dinner, which will be attended by sponsor representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, Health Services Executive (HSE), Fáilte Ireland, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Enterprise Board, RPS, United Retek and WEEE Ireland.

The awards ceremony takes place on Thursday, 14 October.