Green Awards 2024

Double Victory at the Green Awards 2024

At DGD Shredding, we are thrilled to announce a double win at the prestigious Green Awards 2024 ceremony held on Tuesday, February 27th, sponsored by Bord na Móna. Our company was not only awarded the “Green Small Business of the Year 2024” award but also achieved the coveted title of “Best Green Business 2024” overall. It was a privilege to be competing with over 200 high-profile companies.

Our commitment to sustainability has been a cornerstone of its operations since the company was founded in 1998. DGD Shredding implements a range of environmentally friendly practices, including:

  • Operating an energy-efficient facility powered by solar panels and renewable energy sources.
  • Recycling 100% of all paper, cardboard, and metal.
  • Partnering with paper mills dedicated to sustainable forestry practices, ensuring recycled content in all processed paper.
  • Implementing a strict zero-landfill policy, diverting all shredded materials from landfills through responsible recycling initiatives.
  • Investing in energy-efficient equipment and adopting green office practices.

DGD Shredding’s double win at the 2024 ceremony solidifies our position as a leader in sustainable business practices within the industry. It is with the support of our dedicated team, valued clients, and trusted partners, that we can truly achieve the goals set out on our sustainable journey.

We would like to extend our sincere congratulations to all the other nominees at the Green Awards 2024.

We would also like to thank the Green Awards team, The Judges & all the sponsors including Bord na Móna (the main sponsor) for a spectacular evening.

Recognising business sustainability since 2008

Since 2008, The Green Awards has been a leading platform for sustainability intelligence, leadership and innovation in best green practice in Ireland. By highlighting and awarding sustainable practices, the Green Awards play a vital role in encouraging and inspiring businesses to adopt environmentally friendly initiatives. This, in turn, contributes to a positive impact on the environment and promotes a culture of sustainability within the business community.

"Exceptional efforts shown for sustainability within your organisation. The outlined activities display a strategic blend of innovation and environmental responsibility making a substantial contribution to a greener future. DGD Shredding showcases an exemplary commitment to sustainability, from robust recycling practices to biodiversity initiatives. Their active community involvement and staff support further enhance their commendable environmental stewardship."

A testament to Irish Businesses

As a sustainable business, we were proud to be nominated for our category of “Green Small Business of the Year”. We were even more surprised to be considered for the overall award of “Green Business of the Year” joining other past winners like An Post, Hotel Doolin, Gas Networks Ireland, and many more over the years.

Over the last 15 years, the Green Awards has been a leading platform and put a spotlight on Irish businesses leading the charge in sustainability and environmental responsibility.

Speaking to the Irish Times, Tom Donnellan, chief executive of Bord na Móna, said: “As a renewable energy and climate solutions company, leading Ireland towards a climate-neutral future, Bord na Móna were delighted to return for a third consecutive year as title sponsor of the Green Awards 2024.”

“The Green Awards recognise the contribution and commitment made by companies to create a greener future, and it is very encouraging to see tangible action and innovative solutions being developed to support Ireland reach its climate goals. We are proud to again be part of an event that highlights and commends leadership and sustainability in green practice in Ireland.”

The annual ceremony, attended by hundreds of industry leaders, is a testament to the Green Awards’ influence. It provides a unique space for networking and sharing ideas, fostering collaboration and accelerating the transition to a greener economy.

In addition, the Green Awards’ impact on sustainability goes beyond the business world. The annual awards has caught the attention of high-profile ministers like Eamon Ryan (Minister of Environment, Climate & Communications), solidifying its role in shaping Ireland’s sustainability agenda. This recognition from government officials highlights the importance of the Awards in driving positive environmental change.