Local company a big winner at Ibec Environmental Awards

A local company was a big winner at the Ibec Environment Awards ceremony in Dublin. Kilkenny Cooling Systems received the Product and Services award while Dawn Meats, the Waterford based company, was awarded the runner-up prize in the process category.

One of the largest employers in the South East, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), a pharmaceutical company based in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford employing 750 people, won the overall environmental excellence award trumping thirty companies across all sectors of Irish business. GSK also received the process category award for 2015/2016.

Kilkenny Cooling Systems, Ireland’s leading draught beer cooler manufacturer was chosen as the winner of the Product and Services award. Dawn Meats, with headquarters in Co. Waterford also, received the runner-up prize in the process category for their innovative installation of mounting a gas engine directly on to a refrigeration compress.

This innovation was the first time a gas engine and compressor have been combined in this manner in Ireland.

The awards are organised every two years and recognise Irish companies that combine innovation, financial savings and a deep understanding of environmental issues. Applications were received from all sizes of business from small family owned to large multi national companies.

The awards are the Irish stage of the 2016 European Business Awards for the Environment.