Québec City, November 19, 2018 –
OPTEL GROUP’s community initiatives in Ireland have earned a nod from the 2018 Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards, which honours businesses that operate with success and distinction in the region of Limerick.
OPTEL was awarded the prize for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): Best Contribution to the Region for having initiated or participated in a wide range of CSR activities over the past year, including the Back to School for Barnardos initiative, which involved OPTEL employees donating stationery and school supplies to children who could not afford their own; painting and revamping four classrooms at Gaelscoil Sairseal in Roxboro; and raising funds for the Special Olympics.
“We made a point of seeking out opportunities to support the Limerick community as soon as we opened our European manufacturing and operational facility here in 2014,” said Louis Roy, president and founder of OPTEL. “It’s important for us to give back to the community. It’s part of our fundamental values as a company, and I’m very proud of everything OPTEL’s Limerick employees have accomplished.”
He added that he hopes the award demonstrates to the business community that it is possible for a company to be financially successful while also exercising responsible capitalism. OPTEL’s CSR strategies are broken down into three areas: sustainable development, sustainable health and community involvement.
About The Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards
The Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards are organized and operated by the Limerick Chamber with the support of its main award sponsor, Limerick Institute of Technology, which assists in the overall facilitation and administration of the awards process. The awards are available to companies of all sizes and industries in the Mid-West Region. The Awards are adjudicated by an Independent Judging Panel.