The Midlands is celebrating as 2 leading businesses in the region have won at the Green Awards 2023, which recognise the very best in Green Business and Sustainability across Ireland.
Athlone-based DPD Ireland are the largest parcel delivery company in the country, handling over 20 millions parcels each year. The company have put sustainability at the core of their business, currently converting their entire heavy good vehicle fleet to run on renewable hydrogenated vegetable oil, and launching a major air quality monitoring initiative in Irish cities. They took home:
- Green Logistics and Transport Company Award
The FACTORY, based outside Birr in Offaly, are no stranger to Sustainability Awards. The design and print company have won multiple awards in recent years, including an SEAI Sustainability Award, and were a past winner at the Green Awards in 2022. The company have put sustainability at the heart of their operations, and have become a shining example for small businesses across Ireland of just what can be achieved when sustainability is put at the centre of business planning. The family-run business now generate the majority of their power needs from on-site micro wind generation, run their deliveries with electrically-powered vehicles, and even have a dedicated nature habitat for bees at their building. For the second year in a row, they took home:
- Green Small Organisation of the Year
Special mention also to another winner on the night who have an operation in the Midlands region:
- Refillz Zero Waste – who have a store at Solas Portarlington – winners of Green Micro Organisation of the Year
The Midlands was very well represented at the Awards event, with 7 nominations overall. Congratulations also to CJ Sheeran in Mouthrath, as Ireland’s top producer and recycler of wooden packaging products, the firm are no stranger to sustainability awards, having recently won the 2022 Business Recycling Champion Award. Ballykilcavan Farm & Brewery, based in Stradbally, Laois rounded out the successful finalists from the region. The brewery are again a business which has been awarded many times for their sustainability work, previously winning the Small to Medium Business Award at the Sustainable Business Awards and winning the Sustainability Award from the Small Firms Association.
Well done to the winners, and to all those representing the Midlands at the gala event in the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, doing the region proud by demonstrating the very best in Sustainable business practice, while showcasing the very best of the Midlands.