UCC receive IBEC award 2013 (runner up prize)
UCC Receive IBEC Award 2013 (runner up prize)
Ibec, the group that represents Irish business has announced the winners of the Ibec Environment Awards, which recognizes European companies that combine innovation, economic viability and environmental concerns. Astellas Ireland, a pharmaceutical plant based in Killorglin, Co. Kerry won the overall environmental excellence award as well as the environmental management award, UCC were Runner up in this Award.
Announcing the winners, at the event Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan said: “It is important that the environment is a key consideration for all businesses today. Not only for businesses to minimise their impact on the environment, but also to embrace new opportunities arising in context of the Green Economy. The Ibec Environment Awards are about acknowledging and championing progressive organizations in Ireland, that have demonstrated a commitment to protecting and improving our environment. I’d like to acknowledge the efforts of all of the participants and thank them for their individual contributions towards a healthy and sustainable environment.”
Ibec CEO Danny McCoy said: "These awards provide an opportunity to showcase the best of Irish innovation in environmental management and practice. The record number and the quality of Irish entries this year reflects the increasing importance of environmental issues for businesses of all types and sizes."