Based in Ringaskiddy, Recordati Ireland, a subsidiary of Italian company Recordati, set out in 2007 on a project to reduce its energy usage and carbon footprint by at least 10%. It began with the idea that sustainability was important not just for financial gain but was an important ethical concern of all employees.

By 2012 the company had achieved a 19% drop in energy demand whilst simultaneously increasing output by 37%. In July 2013, Recordati Ireland submitted the project for both the National and European Responsible Care Awards.

European Responsible Care Awards

CEFIC (the European Chemical Industry Council) announced Recordati Ireland as the joint winner of the European Responsible Care Awards on October 4th in Munich. Subsequently, Pharmachemical Ireland (the National Representative body of the Pharma sector in Ireland) also awarded Recordati Ireland first prize in this category on 11th October.