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Intel Ireland scoops prestigious CSR award

  • Last night Intel Ireland received the Excellence in the Environment for Multi-National Company award at the Chambers Ireland Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) awards in Dublin.
  • The awards, now in their tenth year, recognise leading business practice of companies, both large and small, from across Ireland.
  • Intel picked up the environmental award for the production of the Remarkable Rye Water publication which was launched in October 2012.

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Last night at the tenth annual Chambers Ireland Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) awards in Dublin Intel Ireland received the prestigious Excellence in the Environment for a Multi-National Company accolade.

The CSR awards, which are held in partnership with Business in the Community Ireland, recognise leading business practice of companies, both large and small, from across Ireland.CSR 2013 OPTION 2.jpg

Intel picked up the environmental award for the production of the Remarkable Rye Water publication which was launched in October 2012 and contains two decades of investigations which have documented the aquatic life and water quality of the River Rye.

Intel’s commitment to the River Rye has amounted to more than €500,000 over the last 20 years and includes not only the detailed annual reporting but also a number of major projects to rehabilitate and enhance the Rye Water, working to preserve and enhance its natural habitat.

This detailed monitoring of the River Rye, one of the longest running continuous freshwater assessments of salmonid populations, last year reached an important milestone as it marked the 20th year of reporting. To mark this occasion, and to share the wealth of unique information obtained through many years of monitoring, Intel commissioned the special publication which is an important reflection of the invaluable data that has been provided by the river water and valley. The publication was compiled by Aquens at UCD, who have been a long term partner in recording the Rye Waters.

Speaking at the awards event, Ian Talbot, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive said, “It says something about Ireland’s business community that during the worst times of the recession they were always able to see beyond profit and margins and ask what else they could do for their local community and environment. The quality and reach of CSR initiatives is continually improving and we in Chambers Ireland will continue to recognise the best and encourage new companies to play their part.”

Click here to read the Remarkable Rye Water’ publication.

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