Diageo wins 2 SEI Awards
Diageo won a Leadership and an Industry Award in recognition of its commitment to instituting innovative change in such a traditional manufacturing process at the 10th annual Sustainable Energy Awards.
12 December 2013
It won the Leadership Award for its current €168 million capital Energy Efficient Design project at St James’ Gate which will deliver a total estimated annual energy saving of €2.5 million a year.
Diageo also continuously improved processes to reduce the consumption of direct-fired steam generation on existing plant.
Diageo has publicly declared its intention to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% from 2007 to 2015. It has implemented a number of steps and initiatives under its new Energy Efficient Design initiative at the Dublin brewery, a model that has already been rolled out to another Diageo production site in Africa and will be replicated at an expansion project at its Ghana brewery.
The Leadership and Industry awards, hosted by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland and sponsored by Electric Ireland, recognise and reward excellence in energy management.
Overall energy savings of €750 million have been made by the 600 organisations participating in the SEI Awards over the last decade.
“These organisations have made massive savings,” explained SEAI Chief Executive Dr Brian Motherway, “Given that between them they employ 400,000 people it’s impossible to underestimate the importance of this achievement.”
He added, “The 10th annual Sustainable Energy Awards show how serious Irish business has got about the energy agenda in recent years. We’re also seeing great initiatives from small and large firms, from public bodies and from many local communities. Ireland has achieved great things in this area and the Awards recognise and reward the inspirational leaders that are making it happen”.
Further information on the 2013 Sustainable Energy Awards and the winners can be found on SEAI’s website www.seai.ie/energyawards.