EcoMerit certificate awarded to Jamie's Italian
March 2019: Jamie’s Italian at Dundrum Town Centre has been awarded €coMerit Environmental Certification by An Cathaoirleach, Cllr. Ossian Smyth, Ms. Aileen Eglington, President, and Ms. Gabby Mallon CEO, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber.
The €coMerit Certificate is valid for three years subject to annual surveillance of Jamie’s Italian’s commitment to continuous environmental improvement in line with the requirements of the €coMerit Programme and was awarded following approval by a steering committee comprising Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, three Regional Waste Management Offices, environmental consultancy, €concertive and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Presenting the €coMerit certificate An Cathaoirleach, Cllr. Ossian Smyth commented:
"It is a great privilege to award the €coMerit Environmental Certification to Jamie’s Italian, at Dundrum Town Centre, which is celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's first restaurant to open in Ireland. Environmental improvements completed last year include reducing energy and water usage by improved kitchen disciplines, monitoring water, gas and electricity usage on a weekly basis and switching to compostable packaging for its take-out products. Actions planned for 2019 include reviewing purchasing procedures to ensure environmental considerations inform purchasing decisions and applying green procurement principles in the development of the new restaurant planned for Dublin city.
Ms. Aileen Eglington, DLR Chamber President added:
“Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber in collaboration with dlr County Council offered SMEs in the county financial support to become environmentally certified last year. I am thrilled that Jamie’s Italian, at Dundrum Town Centre availed of this opportunity and is now certified as a green restaurant enhancing its reputation as a venue of choice for discerning tourists and locals.”
On receiving the €coMerit Certification, owner Gerry Fitzpatrick said:
“We are delighted to receive this €coMerit Certification, and are looking forward to using the programme to help us meet our environmental and sustainability goals. In undertaking our operations, Jamie’s Italian, at Dundrum Town Centre is very committed to minimising our impact on the environment. We will whenever possible, reduce the consumption of non-renewable resources, minimise waste, conserve water and become more energy efficient in the course of our business.”