2022 Awards Finalists

Sustainability Award

An Post
Nicola Woods
Aviva
Caitlin Flanagan
FoodCloud
Vivienne Lawlor
SSE Airtricity
Áine Plunkett
Toyota Ireland
Zoe Bradley

This award looks to acknowledge and recognise businesses which are leading the field in the increasingly critical activity of sustainable, responsible business. Entrants should be able to demonstrate how the entire business was harnessed, including the brands and employees, to ensure the promotion of sustainability and how the impact of their actions has driven results and benefits to the business.

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An Post

Nicola Woods

An Post has been on a transformational journey since 2019, pivoting from a mail only business into a major commercial organization. An Post is now one of the largest employers and retail networks, with one of the largest fleets in Ireland. An Post is a huge business with a responsibility to manage its impact on people and planet. Through its Green Light Strategy, aided by FOLK WT, An Post has set in place a series of initiatives, partnerships and activities that seek to improve quality of life for everyone, resulting in sustainability excellence and increased consumer affinity.
Winner
Aviva

Caitlin Flanagan

Aviva’s sustainability strategy is focused on three areas: Climate Action, stronger communities, and embedding sustainability. Aviva’s ambition is to be a net-zero organisation by 2040 and have started this journey with sustainable propositions across their businesses and an ambitious Climate Transition Programme. Aviva won ESG Provider of the Year in 2021 and work with customers, communities, and partners to build better communities. Sustainability is an integral part of how they run their business. This includes ensuring accountability for action, respecting human rights, and ensuring they are an employer of choice through focus on D&I and wellbeing.
Finalist
FoodCloud

Vivienne Lawlor

FoodCloud is an Irish social enterprise on a mission to eradicate food waste. This meant putting systems, partnerships and technology in place to ensure good food went to people in need of it, as opposed to landfill. Research has shown that eradicating food waste is one of the easiest and most effective ways for Ireland to combat climate change. With the help of Folk Wunderman Thompson, FoodCloud developed a campaign called “Food waste hurts our planet” to drive the link between food waste and climate change, showcasing the opportunity for climate action by partnering with FoodCloud.
Finalist
SSE Airtricity

Áine Plunkett

As Ireland’s largest provider of 100% green energy, at SSE Airtricity we know that customers and businesses are increasingly looking to partner with organisations that are more sustainable. With 28 onshore wind farms, SSE Airtricity is the largest generator of renewable energy in the all-island Electricity Market, and we are committed to supporting customers, and continue to innovate and provide more green energy solutions to meet their growing needs and demands. At SSE Airtricity sustainability is at the core of our offering as we continue to drive behavioural change across Ireland. This is Generation Green, supported by Javelin.
Finalist
Toyota Ireland

Zoe Bradley

At Toyota Ireland, Sustainability is inherent in our business. 20 years ago Akio Toyoda pioneered the Hybrid to understand how to reduce harmful emissions. Today in Ireland one in 5 new cars is a Toyota Hybrid. In 2021 we put the spotlight on 3 of our Sustainability Pillars 1) Climate 2) Safety 3) Inclusivity - by delivering Marketing strategies and campaigns, with the support of Javelin, that significantly over delivered against every single objective. 80% of people in Ireland now agree that Toyota Ireland is ‘striving to make life better in Ireland’. Represented by Zoe Bradley
Finalist