IBM Ireland recognized for Best Environment Initiative by a Multinational Corporation
10 Jan 2006 -- IBM Ireland recently received an award for "Best Environment Initiative by a Multinational" at the Chambers of Commerce of Ireland's (CCI's) second annual President's Awards for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
IBM Ireland was recognized for its wide spectrum of environmental initiatives addressing office and production waste, material reuse, energy conservation and overall environmental management. The introduction of waste recycling stations, which replaced office recycling bins, has resulted in a 7 percent increase in recycling since March of this year. In addition, energy use declined by 8 percent in 2004, compared to 2003, due to a new technology implemented with the compressed air systems and more efficient energy practices. On a national level, the engagement that IBM has with industry bodies, industry representatives, semi-state and government departments within Ireland, was also recognized, as members of the IBM environment team are regularly called upon to work on national task forces, steering groups and committees.
CCI's President's Awards for CSR were established in 2004 to recognize the work being carried out by small, medium and large Irish and multinational companies to improve the lives of their employees and to enhance the civic environment in which they operate.
The ceremony was sponsored by the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, and the winners were presented with specially produced Waterford Crystal vases by the Minister of State Noel Ahern T.D.