The Burren Smokehouse was first shortlisted and then announced the winner of the Green Seafood Business Award category!
The Green Seafood Business award, sponsored by Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), recognises seafood companies that are excelling in sustainable business practices and the Burren Smokehouse’s commitment to sustainable sourcing and practices is evident in their business.
Birgitta Hedin-Curtin, owner-manager of the Smokehouse said: "The Burren Smokehouse team are thrilled to win the Green Seafood Business award. We are passionate about developing our business in a way that protects the local environment and supports local communities.
"We have made major reductions in energy savings of 29% and waste reduction both in food waste and waste to landfill by 19%," explained Birgitta. "Our investment in energy efficient equipment has paid off as well as our change in work practices and commitment to our local community, education and networking."
Jim O’Toole, CEO of BIM, congratulated the Burren Smokehouse on their win: "Birgitta and Peter and the entire team at the Burren Smokehouse have consistently looked at ways to improve their business and this includes building sustainable practices into their operations. The Burren Smokehouse have not only looked at cost efficiencies but their commitment to sourcing sustainable Irish organic salmon and seafood for their products is testament to their dedication to sustainability across the seafood value chain."
We are very proud to see all the hard work being recognised, and it is a great incentive to do even more on that front. We were also nominated in three other categories at the Green Awards: Green Tourism & Entertainment Award, Small Organisation of the Year and the Green Food & Beverage Award.