IRELAND - Irish meat processor Dawn Meats has been announced as a Ruban d’Honneur recipient in the 2014/15 European Business Awards sponsored by RSM.
Selected as one of 10 finalists in the ‘Award for Environmental & Corporate Sustainability’, Dawn Meats will now go on to compete in the third and final round of judging resulting in 11 overall category winners to be announced later this year.
The 110 Ruban d’Honneur recipients were chosen from 709 National Champions by an esteemed panel of judges consisting of European business and political leaders, academics and entrepreneurs.
Supported since their inception by lead sponsor and promoter RSM, the European Business Awards was set up to recognise and reward excellence, best practice and innovation across the European business community.
Now in its eighth year, the European Business Awards, has engaged with over 24,000 businesses from 33 European countries this year.
Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards said: “To survive in this economic climate is hard enough, so to innovate, prosper and expand in the way this year’s Ruban D’Honneur recipients have is truly remarkable. Europe needs more companies like these. Well done to them all.”
Charlie Coakley, Dawn Meats Environmental Sustainability Manager said: “We are extremely proud to be a recipient of the Ruban d’Honneur award and to be one of only five companies to represent Ireland at the European Business Awards.
“We recognise our social and environmental obligation and are committed to ensure that sustainable practices are enshrined in everything that we do.
“This honour is testament to the on-going work of our sustainability teams across our business who have embraced the sustainability challenge.”
To be recognised by Europe’s leading Business Awards programme as one of the top 110 businesses in Europe is a fantastic achievement and Dawn Meats look forward to the third and final round of judging which will announce the overall category winners later this year.
Running alongside the competition’s internal judging process is a public vote, which will decide the ‘Public Champions’ of the competition.
The National winners of the public vote will be announced on 3rd March, 2015.
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