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Liebherr awarded gold sustainability rating from EcoVadis

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Liebherr have been placed amongst the top 5% of companies globally after receiving a gold medal from EcoVadis.

The award is a reflection of Liebherr’s long-term commitment to responsibility as reflected in Group Core Values.

EcoVadis is the world’s most trusted business sustainability ratings supplier with over 75,000 companies participating. Liebherr-MCCtec GmbH is part of the Liebherr Group and is a divisional holding company for maritime cranes and construction equipment. The gold medal for Liebherr places them in the top 5% of all rated companies for sustainability and within the top 3% of manufacturing companies globally.

EcoVadis score sustainability in four key areas; Environment, Labour and Human Rights, Ethics and Sustainable Procurement. The gold medal from EcoVadis is a clear progression from the silver medal awarded in 2019 to Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd., and is a validation of their corporate responsibility policies and approach.

“Responsibility and care for the environment has always been a key component of the Liebherr philosophy," Liebherr Container Cranes Marketing Manager, Trevor O’Donoghue, commented.

"We are very fortunate to be located in Killarney, right next door to the magnificent Killarney National Park. We are proud to have been part of the local community since 1958 and care for the local environment has always been a top priority for us. Today, we carry that same responsibility with us, but as part of the global supply chain, we have a global responsibility.”

The sustainable choice

As an international company with well over 48,000 employees, the Liebherr Group bears a great responsibility for society and the environment. This is why Liebherr has set itself a clear goal by anchoring the issue of sustainability in its core values. As part of the Liebherr Group, one of their core values is responsibility.

“We aim at all times to fulfil our responsibility to society in general and to the environment. We are convinced that we shall only achieve long-term success if we remain aware of this responsibility in all our activities. Protection of humanity and the environment is of special importance in our business activities. This means that our products and the processes used to manufacture them must be safe, efficient and environmentally acceptable. Our range of container cranes are environmentally friendly. All can be powered by electricity and can regenerate and return electricity to the grid. Where customers still choose diesel stacking cranes for operational reasons, hybrid and energy saving options are available."

As governments, society and consumers demand more accountability from business, Liebherr’s commitment to sustainability, not only on the environmental front, but across human rights, procurement and labour gives customers confidence that Liebherr is the sustainable choice, he added.
 

The future

“Our recent success is not the end, it is just a step along the path," he said. 

"We continue to foster a culture of responsibility to the environment and personnel at all levels of the company. Our Corporate Responsibility Policy reflects our long-term strategic goals including defining targets for quantifiable KPIs across emissions, energy and employee health. We are signatories to the United Nations Compact on Human Rights and as part of the Liebherr Group we are participating in a group wide sustainability drive, reflecting a further commitment to the future of our planet with more transparency across our supply chains.”

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Festive jumpers and a Kerry jersey brings fundraiser to €10k

By Michelle Crean Jumpers have helped to raise almost €10k so far – but now it’s a very special jersey which could drive the fundraising numbers up! A Kerry football […]

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By Michelle Crean

Jumpers have helped to raise almost €10k so far – but now it’s a very special jersey which could drive the fundraising numbers up!

A Kerry football jersey signed by the 2022 All-Ireland winning team is up for grabs via a fundraising link once a donation is made to the Presents for Palliative fundraiser.

On Friday eight local schools including Holy Cross Mercy, Killarney Community College, Presentation Monastery, Lissivigeen, St Brendan’s College, St Brigid’s, St Francis Special School, and St Oliver’s
swapped their uniforms for their most colourful festive gear with funds going to help the amazing services in the Palliative Care Unit/Kerry Hospice Foundation.

“The day took place across the schools involved last Friday (December 2) and looks like it has been a success,” teacher Elaine Moynihan from St Brendan’s College told the Killarney Advertiser.

“The donations from the schools are still being counted but students look to be on their way towards making their goal of €10k.”

The iDonate ‘Fundraising For Kerry Hospice Foundation’ has been very helpful in this regard, she added.

“Anyone who donates via the link and leaves their name will be in with a chance to win a Kerry jersey signed by the 2022 All-Ireland winning team which will be presented to them before Christmas by a couple of members of the team.

“This was organised by the students involved in the fundraiser as a way to say thanks, and give back, to the members of the community who have gotten involved in the event – the link is live until December 18 and the draw will be made the following day.”

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Killarney punter secures €50,000 in EuroMillions draw

A lucky Killarney punter got an early Christmas present when they scooped €50,000 in the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’. The winning ticket, sold in the Lidl supermarket on the Tralee road, was […]

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A lucky Killarney punter got an early Christmas present when they scooped €50,000 in the EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’.

The winning ticket, sold in the Lidl supermarket on the Tralee road, was valid for Tuesday night’s special draw.

The Killarney winner was one of 10 who each secured the €50,000 windfall.

“The National Lottery can reveal that three players in Dublin, three players in Cork and one player in Kerry, Roscommon, Kildare and Wexford all scooped the special raffle prize which was the seventh of 12 draws in the National Lottery’s ’12 Draws of Christmas’ promotion,” said a National Lottery statement.

The eighth draw will take place tonight (December 9) where 10 more players are guaranteed to win the amazing prizes.

Meanwhile, a player in Belgium scooped the EuroMillions Jackpot prize worth an astonishing €142,897,164.

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