Sustainability & Community Engagement at the heart of Sustainable Business Impact Awards: Shortlist Announced

Jul 7, 2022

Press Release


7th July 2022


Sustainability & Community Engagement at the heart of Sustainable Business Impact Awards: Shortlist Announced


Chambers Ireland has today (7 July 2022) published the shortlist for the 2022 Sustainable Business Impact Awards.

In total, 75 projects have been shortlisted across fourteen award categories. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on September 22nd.

The Chambers Ireland Sustainable Business Impact Awards are sponsored by BAM Ireland and run-in association with the Department of Rural and Community Development who support the Social Enterprise category.


Minister of Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, stated, 


“Social Enterprises provide a vital role in their communities. This was particularly so during Covid-19 when so many Social Enterprises went above and beyond. I’m therefore delighted to support these awards, which contribute to improving the opportunities for social enterprises in the business-to-business supply chain. Sponsorship of the ‘Partnering with a Social Enterprise’ category underscores my commitment to supporting Social Enterprises and to the ongoing delivery of the National Social Enterprise Policy.”

Alasdair Henderson, Executive Director at BAM Ireland, said, ‘As a long-term partner of the awards, it has been a real privilege to see sustainability become an imperative strategic focus for Irish businesses, large and small. 

At BAM our purpose is to create sustainable environments that enhance people’s lives where we want to have an overall positive impact on society and the environment. Every year we are inspired and motivated by the initiatives undertaken by the candidates. These awards demonstrate best practices for an agile sustainable business. Congratulations to all participants and in particular to those shortlisted.’

The awards are sponsored by BAM Ireland and highlight the impactful and innovative ways businesses engage with the UN Sustainable Development Goals in their communities.

President of Chambers Ireland, Mags Brennan said:

“The businesses shortlisted today have managed to deliver on their continued commitment to sustainable practices. This has been to the benefit of their community, the climate and their people. The awards allow us to show just how impactful business can be.

The economic, social and environmental challenges which we are collectively facing today cannot be managed and dealt with by governments and NGOs alone. Complex sustainability issues in the areas of climate and economic inclusion have resounding impacts which will prove costly for businesses to ignore in the long and short term.”


The Sustainable Business Impact Awards showcase best practice in sustainable business development and social responsibility undertaken by companies of all sizes across Ireland. The UN Sustainable Development Goals are at the heart of these Awards, celebrating sustainable business practices and championing Chambers Ireland’s alignment with the Goals.

The SDGs are a compass to which companies can measure and align their strategies to, and in doing so the business case for the SDGs is at the core of the importance of transformative practices today. 


For further information please contact James Kiernan, Director of Relationship Management on 087 671 8468 or email

Notes to Editor


2022 Sustainable Business Impact Awards Shortlist


Communication – Large Indigenous Company

  • AIB – 2021 AIB Sustainability Conference
  • An Post – An Post Employee Campaign
  • Arthur Cox – Arthur Cox Sustainable Business Impact Report 2020/21
  • SuperValu – SuperValu Save the Bees
  • Sustainability Works – Sustainability Works Newsletter
  • Sustainable PR – PR with Purpose


Communication – Multinational Company

  • Aldi Ireland – Better Everyday
  • Fyffes – Fyffes Rebrand Restores Reputation
  • Liberty Insurance – Liberty Communications: The Greatest Gift
  • VMware Ireland – The Future of Work


Partnership with Charity – Large Indigenous Company

  • A&L Goodbody – Afghan community in Ireland supported with pro bono legal assistance
  • AIB – AIB partnership with GOAL on the GOAL Mile flagship event
  • Inishowen Co Op – Inishowen Co Op Supporting Spraoi agus Sport
  • KPMG – KPMG & Children’s Books Ireland Junior Juries Volunteering
  • Trigon Hotels – Trigon Hotels in Partnership with Cope Foundation


Partnership with Charity – Multinational Company

  • Aldi Ireland – Aldi and Barnardos Partnership
  • Boots Ireland – Boots and Irish Cancer Society
  • Lidl Ireland – Lidl Ireland’s Combatting Period Poverty with Dignity
  • VMware Ireland – The Stories That Bind Us – VMware Ireland and Age Action 



  • VMware Ireland – Citizen Philanthropy at VMware Ireland
  • Microsoft Ireland – Creating new Pathways for Life
  • TELUS International Ireland -Eco -TDOG (Telus Days Of Giving): Community garden build
  • Intel Ireland – Intel Ireland volunteering in our communities
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) – Take on A Cause


Community Programme – Large Indigenous Company

  • Applegreen – Applegreen Blossom Fund
  • An Post – An Post’s sustainable action in a challenging year
  • Arthur Cox – Strengthening Access to Justice for Communities through FLAC’s Information Line
  • A&L Goodbody – Career LEAP 
  • Chevron College – Volunteer Expo Wexford
  • Permanent TSB – Elevating Our Social Impact Through The Permanent TSB Community Fund


Community Programme – Multinational Company

  • Boots Ireland – Boots and Dementia Understand Together Campaign
  • Ryanair – Erasmus Student Network Partnership
  • Vodafone Ireland – Hi Digital
  • VMware Ireland – TechStart with VMware Ireland and Digital Skillnet


Environment – Large Indigenous Company

  • An Post – An Post’s Decarbonisation Strategy
  • Dairygold Co-Operative Society – Dairygold Farm to Factory Carbon Reduction Roadmap
  • Gardiner Family Apothecary – Gardiner Family Apothecary Product Redesign
  • Irish Water – Delivering Sustainable Water Services
  • The Rose Hotel – The Rose Hotel Green Journey
  • William Fry – William Fry’s Environmental Partnership with Hometree
  • Winelab – Winelab closed-loop recycling system


Environment – Multinational Company

  • Canada Life Reinsurance – Community Orchard
  • MSD Ireland – MSD Ireland ‘See Green Be Green’
  • Ryanair – Pathway to Net Zero
  • Intel Ireland – Sustainable Kildare



  • Abbott – LiveLifeWell Programme
  • An Post – An Post’s Sustainable Workplace
  • Altada Technology Solutions – Altada’s Self-care Initiative
  • Brown Thomas Arnotts – Reinventing Retail: Creating a Sustainable Future through Workplace Experience
  • Liberty Insurance – Liberty Digital Way


Social Enterprise

  • A&L Goodbody -ALG and SEI collaborate to unlock the potential of social enterprise
  • Alex’s Adventure – “Drug Talk” with Nicole Ryan
  • Community Power – Power produced by the people for the people
  • Recycle IT – Community Electrical Recycling – Recycle IT
  • Stillgarden Distillery – Social Botanist Project



  • Bowsy – Graduate Diversity
  • Cheveux Hair Salon – Cheveux, sustainable salon
  • Sustainability Works – Climate R|O
  • Urbanvolt – Helping companies transition to clean energy
  • Jiminy Eco Toys – Inspiring a Playfully Sustainable World 
  • Shock of Grey – Shock of Grey Handcrafted Jewellery
  • DataSolutions – Techies Go Green


Diversity & Inclusion – Large Indigenous Company

  • AIB – Universal Inclusion Campaign
  • Bowsy – Bowsy Diversity Launch
  • KPMG – Free To Be Me
  • Marino Software – ReVoice
  • Triest Press – Triest Press Integrated Training/Employment Program
  • William Fry – William Fry’s FryTY Programme


Diversity & Inclusion – Multinational Company

  • John Sisk & Son – Lackaduff raised bog restoration project
  • Liberty Insurance – Liberty DEI Council
  • Mason Hayes & Curran – The Engage & Educate Fund 2022
  • SSE – Knowledge Sharing Programme
  • Three Ireland – Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging in Three Ireland
  • VMware – Mentorship programme with the UCC Disability Services


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