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The Green Awards has been celebrating the commitment that Irish businesses make towards sustainability in Ireland and continues to be the number one platform for where the leading organisations and thinkers gather to network in a positive atmosphere that truly celebrates the Irish green community.

There are sponsorship packages currently available for these prestigious Awards at a level that suits your business objectives.

Sponsoring a category will not only position you as a leading company within today's challenging market place but will provide you with an opportunity to give something back to a client base that is essential to your ongoing business success.

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Department of Environment, Community & Local Government

Dept. Environment, Community & Local GovernmentThe Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government is pleased to support this year’s Green Awards which celebrate your commitment to protecting and improving our environment. Working together we can continue to build a sustainable, and prosperous future for Ireland, where environmental protection goes hand in hand with economic growth and job creation.

Ecocem

EcocemEcocem Ireland Ltd is an Irish company based in Dublin. They manufacture high performance cements for the domestic and export markets. The only cement manufacturer in Ireland with an Environmental Product Declaration, Ecocem have been providing the Irish Construction Industry with the Best Available Technology in cement, at no extra cost, for over 10 years.

Energia

EnergiaEnergia is Ireland’s competitive energy company, supplying electricity and gas to businesses and homes across Ireland and generating both renewable and conventional electricity. According to the Commission for Energy Regulation, Energia is the Greenest Energy Supplier on the island of Ireland among the leading larger suppliers (CER report 2012 on fuel-mix and CO2 emissions for individual electricity suppliers licensed in Ireland).

Energia Renewables is among Ireland's leading providers of sustainable green energy, providing 25% of Ireland’s wind power to homes and businesses across Ireland. Energia currently supplies over 740MWs of renewable energy and this will rise to over 1,000MWs over the next three years. The majority of this green energy comes via power purchase agreements that we have with wind farms throughout Ireland. The company also operates 133MW at 12 wind farms. Energia has invested over €270m in wind farms since 2008 and currently has over 150MWs of projects in development.

 Calor

Calor GasCalor works with many of businesses across Ireland, developing tailored energy solutions with them to help them improve energy and environmental efficiency.  Calor LPG is a highly versatile fuel which produces far lower carbon emissions than oil, coal, peat and even electricity. As such, it is one of the cleanest conventional fuels available.

This year, Calor will become the first Irish supplier of BioLPG, a 100% renewable energy resource. It is similar in use and performance to conventional LPG, meaning that for many companies, the transition to an environmentally-friendly energy solution has never been easier.

However, unlike conventional LPG, BioLPG is made from 100% renewable materials; approximately 60% is wastes and residues, while the remaining 40% is sustainably sourced vegetable oils. For more details contact biolpg@calorgas.ie.

 Bord Iascaigh Mhara

BIM, Irish Sea Fisheries BoardBord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), the Irish Sea Fisheries Board, is the Irish State agency responsible for developing the Irish seafood industry. BIM’s mission is to grow a thriving Irish seafood industry; expand the raw material base, add value and develop efficient supply chains that together deliver on the Government’s Food Harvest 2020 targets for seafood and create sustainable jobs. We help to develop the Irish seafood industry by providing; technical expertise, business support, funding, training and by promoting responsible environmental practices.

BIM’s corporate strategy ‘Capturing Ireland’s Share of the Global Seafood Opportunity’ 2013-2017 is an action plan to deliver 1,200 jobs and €1 billion seafood sales by building scale and enhancing competitiveness in the Irish seafood sector. For further information on BIM, please visit www.bim.ie.

 Green Business

Green Business Initiative EPAGreen Business is a resource efficiency service for Irish businesses funded by the EPA. Businesses can contact Green Business on the helpline or avail of a free onsite Resource Efficiency Assessment visit. Useful information is also available on the website www.greenbusiness.ie. The focus is on consumption of raw materials, water and energy and waste generation.

 Vayu Energy

Vayu EnergyVayu Energy supplies natural gas, electricity and renewables to the industrial and commercial market. Vayu supplies 20% of Ireland’s largest natural gas business users. In 2007, we launched our electricity supply business and have seen our market share double each year.

Vayu has gained a reputation for its excellence within the industry. We supply customers in a variety of sectors, including pharmaceutical, manufacturing, food/beverage, technology and retail.

At Vayu, above all, we pride ourselves on our relationship with our customers and we work hard to ensure that we continue to offer them the best possible products and services on the market.

 Thorntons Recycling

Thorntons RecyclingThorntons Recycling, founded in 1979 by Padraig and Carmel Thornton, is a privately owned Waste Management and Recycling business.  Employing more than 400 staff supplying customer services to over 60,000 Household customers and 4,000 Commercial customers in Dublin, Meath, Kildare and Wicklow.

The company operates a number of EPA licensed facilities and a number of permitted facilities in its main catchment areas. The facilities focus on Recycling and Recovering as much of the material received and reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill. This enables the company to offer its customers a premium value for money service with award winning results.

Thorntons Recycling had a Waste Recovery rate of 90% for 2015.

The company are specialists in Waste Management and Recycling, Food Waste Recycling, Liquid Waste/Tanker Services, Waste Timber Recycling, Secure Confidential Shredding, and Mixed Dry Recyclables processing and Recovery.

 Sirus

SirusSirus provides high-quality Building Management Systems (BMS) which control Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, ensuring compliance for manufacturing environments and patient care. Our customers include Pharmaceutical plants, data centres and hospitals requiring critical environmental control.

SIRUS offers a full range of HVAC Services including commissioning, maintenance, validation, and consultancy.

Sirus has completed significant HVAC turnkey projects throughout Ireland including Chiller replacement, Air Handling Units & Complex Air Conditioning systems.

Sirus also provides consultancy and project management for energy driven projects, with particular emphasis on the building services area which is our core expertise.

See more at: www.sirusinternational.com

VERDE LED

Verde LEDVERDE LED, 100% Irish owned and headquartered in Ireland, is Ireland’s leading energy saving lighting solutions provider.

VERDE LED also has a global presence in the commercial, industrial and retail sectors with over 60% export sales.

We provide our customers with full turnkey solutions including funded solutions with zero up front capital.

VERDE LED has a Design team who specialize in lighting design for new or existing facilities and a dedicated R&D Department optimizing product development to ensure that the solutions supplied are of the highest quality.

For more details check out www.verdeled.com or call 021-4861577

 Amárach Research

Amárach ResearchAmárach Research is Ireland's leading market research consultancy and provides detailed analysis of consumer and business trends to Ireland's blue chips companies. In uncertain times, Amárach Research provides the insights which provide a firm foundation on which to base key investment and purchase decisions.

Amárach's Chairman Gerard O'Neill is a member of IBEC's Sustainable Enterprise Committee and has co-authored several studies and reports on business and economic trends in Ireland. Click here to visit their site.

Supporters

Baileyhygiene

Baileyhygiene BaileyHygiene specialise in providing high quality low cost in use, hygiene solutions for Irish washrooms.

Our dispensers deliver on function, style and innovation. Products are produced to accredited ISO and environmental certifications. For example; Ecolabel, FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), PERF Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification.

Our core washroom hygiene systems are supported Free On Loan. Give your customers a better experience in your washroom! Visit our website now.

 Clearstream Solutions

Clearstream SolutionsClearstream Solutions is an award winning Irish sustainability consultancy, providing best-practice carbon management, environmental compliance and supply chain solutions. Our team of experienced consultants assist our clients to measure and report GHG emissions and implement sustainable practices in their businesses, products and supply chains. We deliver tangible, measurable carbon and financial savings for our clients who include some of the leading technology, corporate and public sector organisations in Ireland and around the world. In addition, Clearstream assists companies to develop sustainability plans and roadmaps for certification schemes including ISO14001, ISO20121, Origin Green and other leading sustainability programs.

 Environment & Energy Management

Environment & Energy Management MagazineEnvironment & Energy Management is Ireland’s leading publication dedicated to every aspect of environmental management and energy efficiency at industrial, commercial and municipal levels.

For over 14 years Environment & Energy Management has provided its growing readership (now 12,000) with analysis and insight into the latest technologies and services available within Ireland, while our editorial team focus heavily on investment, business profiles and the future of the energy sector in this country. For further information visit: www.eandemanagement.com, or to request a back issue please email: ronan@boxmedia.ie.

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The Irish Independent

Irish IndependentThe Irish Independent is Ireland's best read daily newspaper, with a readership of 688,000 (Source: JNRS 2014/15).

It’s comprehensive package of authoritative and trusted journalism communicates the top news stories, latest sports coverage, informative features and insightful business reports to its readers across multiple platforms. Independent.ie the online version of the Irish Independent reaches 5.1.M Unique Irish Users per month (Source: ComScore February 2016) also making it the number one online news website in the country. For more information, please visit their website or phone 01-7055333.

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