Noonan wins major Environmental Award

Date released: Sep 27 2010

Noonan, the market-leading supplier of facility services in Ireland, has been awarded the Chambers Ireland 2010 Corporate Social Responsibility Award for Large Indigenous Company under the Environment category. Noonan is one of 15 companies to have secured funding from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Cleaner Greener Production Programme (CGPP).  The EPA would like to congratulate Noonan on winning this prestigious award.

,blockquote>“Noonan are thrilled to be awarded the ECO Business Award for providing a Cleaner Greener Cleaning Service by introducing green chemicals, making measurable reductions in the consumption of water, energy, chemicals and reducing the generation of waste associated with the provision of our service”, said John O’Donoghue, Group CEO of Noonan.



“The EPA’s Cleaner Greener Production project has enabled us to make significant progress in providing an environmentally friendly services solution, which has tangible benefits for clients. This solution is currently operative on 500 client sites. I would sincerely like to congratulate each member of our team, who were all instrumental in achieving this award for the Company and I would like to thank them for all their hard work and efforts.”


The long-term aim of this EPA Programme is to try to ensure that cleaner greener production and eco-efficiency become the established norm in Ireland.  We aim to demonstrate to companies how to  improve business practices and establish eco-efficiency in producing goods and services in more environmentally friendly ways.  The objective is to achieve a balance between economic activity and protection of the environment, across various sectors, such as manufacturing, food processing, IT and services, by targeting the minimisation of emissions through cleaner production methods.

Laura Burke, EPA Director said:

“The Cleaner Greener Production Programme is one of a number of programmes being led by the EPA in the area of waste prevention and resource efficiency.   Assisting businesses in reducing their water, waste and energy requirements is a key activity for the EPA.  We have already invested €7 million in this programme and the EPA is committed to further developing its role in this area."


EPA Programme Coordinator, Lisa Sheils said:

“The facts would appear to speak for themselves, the combined savings among the successful projects has already been tremendous. The Noonan project is an example project for other businesses, across all sectors, to follow."


View the summary brochure highlighting the results of earlier CGGP projects.

Further information: Niamh Leahy, EPA Media Relations Office 053-9170770 (24 hours)

Editor’s Note

The Cleaner Greener Production Programme is part funded by the EPA National Waste Prevention Programme (NWPP). Further information on the EPA’s CGPP, STRIVE and National Waste Prevention Programme can be accessed on the EPA research web pages, the Cleaner Production website and the EPA's National Waste Prevention Programme website.

Chambers Ireland Corporate Social Responsibility Awards
Now in their seventh year the Awards are partnered by Business in the Community Ireland, run in association with the Department of Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs, and kindly sponsored by the Commission for Communication Regulation, Peninsula Business Services and Chamber HR. Winners were presented with award pieces from Tipperary Crystal’s Louise Kennedy range.