September 14, 2023

Intersport Elverys win Sustainability Excellence Award at global Leadership Summit

Intersport Elverys are proud to announce the winning of a prestigious honour at the global Intersport Leadership Awards 2023 in the Sustainability category that took place in Sitges, Barcelona recently.

From 12 initial entrants from all across the world, shortlisted down to three, Intersport Elverys took home the Impact Excellence Award for their submission titled ‘The Green Quarters’, which highlighted the ongoing and impactful sustainability efforts taking place in our Castlebar HQ.

In a packed conference hall, Intersport Elverys beat off stiff competition from last year’s winner Slovenia, winner of two awards earlier that day, and from France. A live audience vote took place on the day from the 200 plus attendees, which included industry leaders, CEOs and board members from across the Intersport group and our key strategic brands.

Ger Flanagan, a member of our Sustainability Working Group, presented our submission to the room and delivered a flawless performance, showcasing the excellent sustainability initiatives in place in our Castlebar Headquarters.

“Intersport Elverys were honoured to win our first every ILS Excellence Award at the Intersport Leadership Summit in the Impact category,” Ger Flanagan said. “There was a really high standard of entries in this year’s category, so to be chosen as the winner by such an esteemed group of people across the sports retail industry is a real testament to the work that has gone in.

“Intersport Elverys is really committed to making a positive impact on the environment and to have our efforts recognised with this prestigious award from our colleagues is a huge honour.

“We would like to express our thanks to the Intersport Elverys board, for their ongoing commitment and investment into making the business a more greener version of itself everyday, and also to Afsah Alumia-Khan and all her Sustainability team at Intersport.”

The presentation paid particular focus on rainwater harvesting, solar energy, our recycling centre and our EV delivery fleet via, An Post. Ger was presenting rich data but kept the audience glued to the content with the perfect mix of humour and fascinating results and learnings that could be applied in their respective markets.

You can read more on our Green Quarters HERE.

After the interactive online vote, Intersport Elverys came out top, to much applause and congratulations from all the attendees.

Our submission clearly highlights the considerable team effort that goes into these initiatives behind the scenes and significant investment from the Intersport Elvery’s board that went into implementing these green initiatives over many years.

As a business we are doing so many great things on the sustainability front that often goes unnoticed; this award is recognition of this exceptional teamwork across multiple departments and our commitment as a business to a greener, more Impactful future.