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CIRCULÉIRE sponsors Ireland’s First Circular Economy Leadership Award

CIRCULÉIRE sponsors Ireland’s First Circular Economy Leadership Award

Deadline for applications is 31st of July and the award ceremony takes place on September 16th, at Kilashee Hotel, Co. Kildare

Updated on 27th June 2022: the deadline for applications was extended. The new deadline is 31st of July 2022. Don’t miss this opportunity!

CIRCULÉIRE is pleased to sponsor Ireland’s first “Circular Economy Leadership” award, a brand-new category at this year’s 2022 Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards.

The award seeks to recognise industry actors demonstrating sectoral leadership in transitioning their business or supply-chain(s) towards a circular economy model.

Another excellent opportunity for companies and businesses on a green trajectory is the category “Sustainable Manufacturer of the Year”, which recognises manufacturers who have taken their sustainability agenda to the next level: cutting carbon footprint and converting green manufacturing into a business opportunity.

The deadline for applications to both award categories is the 31st of July and the award ceremony will take place on September 16th, 2022 at Kilashee Hotel, Co. Kildare.

Circular Economy Leadership Award Criteria

Nominees for this award must illustrate the ways in which they have embedded circular innovation within their business or supply chain or how they are enabling circular economy innovation within their supply chain or sector.

Candidates are asked to provide details of, and be evaluated on, the following aspects of their submission:

a) Company overview

b) The circular economy innovation, which tends to relate to the implementation of multiple circular economy strategies like Design for Circularity, Product Service Systems, Asset Utilisation, As-Is Re-Use, Remanufacturing, Repair, Refurbishment, Take-back Schemes/ Circular Reverse Logistics, Circular Procurement and Industrial Symbiosis, for example.

c) Supply-Chain / Sectoral Leadership

d) Impacts, which tend to include, but are not limited to, waste reductions; greenhouse gas emission reductions; job creation, retention or upskilling and impacts on national public policy / regulatory frameworks.

e) Supporting Documentation – Including Testimonials

Read more & apply here.

Sustainable Manufacturer of the Year Criteria

Candidates are asked to provide details of, and be evaluated on, the following aspects of their submission:

a) Company overview

b) Green Manufacturing Initiative

c) Sustainability Strategy

d) Emissions Measurements Systems

e) Sustainable Sourcing

f) Impact

g) Supporting Material

Read more & apply here.

IMR Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards

The first edition of the IMR Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards took place in 2020 (see the winners here). Currently, there are 12 award categories one can apply to.

The idea is to “recognise excellence, promote innovation, and raise standards across Ireland’s manufacturing and supply chain industry”. The awards culminating in a ceremony that gathers the manufacturing community to celebrate and acknowledge their peers.

See more here.

The 2022 judging panel includes:

  • Barry Kennedy, CEO of Irish Manufacturing Research
  • Bob Barbour, Director and Chief Executive of the Centre for Competitiveness
  • Dr Christopher Keely, Senior Business Development Manager, Trinity College Dublin
  • Eoin O’Driscoll, Chairman of the Tyndall National Institute
  • John F. Whelan, Independent Consultant – Specialising International Trade
  • Prof Eamonn Murphy, MD-Irish Centre for Business Excellence, UL
  • Regina Moran, Vodafone Business Director


CIRCULÉIRE is a public-private partnership co-created by Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) and three strategic partners: the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and EIT Climate-KIC. Together with industry partners CIRCULÉIRE aims to assist manufacturers and their supply chains to switch from linear to circular business models.

Read more about CIRCULÉIRE here.


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