Croke Park Stadium wins Dublin Chamber Sustainable Business Challenge for 2012

Croke Park Stadium wins Dublin Chamber Sustainable Business Challenge for 2012

30th November 2012


Croke Park Stadium is delighted to have won the Dublin Chamber Sustainable Business Challenge for 2012. The final, which took place in Dublin’s City Hall on Thursday 29 November, was contested by An Post, Ecocem, JCDecaux Ireland, The Moran & Bewleys Hotel Group, Xpert Taxis and Croke Park Stadium.

Alan Gallagher, Head of Stadium Operations at Croke Park convinced the judges to award the €5,000 worth of prizes to Ireland’s largest stadium during his 5 minute pitch which outlined their holistic approach to sustainability across stadium operations, commitment to reducing energy consumption and maximizing workplace recycling.

Gallagher says “Croke Park is very pleased to have won the 2012 Dublin Chamber Sustainable Business Challenge and to get an opportunity to showcase our green credentials to like-minded individuals was a real privilege. Sustainability is the key pillar in how we manage our business and receiving this award shows our commitment in building on our environmental and sustainability performance.”

“Croke Park takes an inclusive and partnership approach to sustainability and by winning this award hopes to assist in knowledge sharing amongst chamber members so that we all can contribute to a greater greener Dublin” says Gallagher.  “We are proud to be a venue leader in the area of sustainability and the goals of our Greener. On and off the pitch initiative has some challenging but exciting goals.”

Gallagher adds “I would encourage others no matter where they are on their sustainability journey to participate in next year’s Dublin Chamber of Commerce Green Economy Forum Green Forum as by sharing ideas and applying common sense solutions you can deliver real tangible benefits to your organisation.”

The judging panel was made up of: Dr Brian Motherway, chief operations officer and head of strategy and innovation at SEAI; Dr Mike Murphy, director and dean, College of Engineering & Built Environment, Dublin Institute of Technology; and Padraig Ryan, sustainability officer for the Irish Dairy Board.

To find out more information about sustainability at Croke Park, click here

Click here to watch a video about Greener. On and off the pitch.