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Sustainability Award

Sustainability Award

This award recognises sustainable development in the private label / contract manufacturer industry through innovative and sustainable use of resources and prioritises the needs of the wider environment and society. This can be a reduced carbon footprint or energy saving methods. This can also include the adoption of a scheme that has made a difference to the attitudes and behaviour of staff and resulted in a benefit to the environment, or a new partnership that demonstrates tangible evidence of environmental benefit. This can be on a single project, across a series of projects, or through a change process within an organisation.


Entry is by a 5 A4 page submission; the judges will be looking for a clear plan and evidence that it is delivering on core objectives, paying particular attention to the criteria listed below.


  • Energy Management: Describe, if any, the steps your organisation has taken to improve energy efficiency, increase use of renewables and/or reduce emissions (direct and indirect) and any downward trends in annual figures?

  • Waste: Describe, if any, the steps taken to reduce waste (including water) within your organisation. Have you demonstrated a reduction of waste landfill materials and the recycling of materials and resources such as water? Have you applied process intensification and improved yield?

  • Packaging: Describe the steps taken to reduce product and package waste in the product design.

  • Sustainable materials: Describe, if any, the efforts your organisation has taken to source local, Irish and sustainable products and services within the last 18 months.

  • Training: Describe any training or employee initiatives related to environmental or social sustainability offered through your organisation within the past 18 months.

  1. Visit our 'HOW TO ENTER' page for our Items Checklist & Step-by-Step Guide.

  2. Once you have created your PDF submission and you have all items in the Items Checklist, submit your entry via the ONLINE ENTRY FORM.

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