Guaranteed Irish fuel brand awarded for Limerick community support

Certa's Laura Byrne, Orla Stevens (Managing Director), and Grace Cunningham. Photo: Sean Brosnan.

AN IRISH fuel brand has been given the Guaranteed Irish symbol for the work it does in supporting communities across Limerick.

Certa fuels was given the accolade this past week in recognition of its commitment to creating local jobs and supporting the community across Limerick.

The fuel retailer has two service stations in Limerick, one on the Dublin Road and the other at the Coonagh Shopping Centre.

Aside from local job creation, the company supports community initiatives, volunteering, sponsorship, donations, and funding to groups across Limerick and Ireland, all of which is essential in earning the Guaranteed Irish symbol.

Staff at Certa are supported to engage in volunteer work with the Volunteering Day Programme allowing employees to take a day out of the company to engage in volunteering.

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They have also teamed up with the Open Doors initiative that helps to support the most marginalised people in Limerick to find pathways into employment and education.

As well as this, Certa sponsors the Ireland women’s cricket team and encourages the sport to grow from grassroot level.

Orla Stevens, Certa Ireland managing director, said that the company is “very proud to be a homegrown Irish brand that operates at the heart of the local community in Limerick”.

“We are delighted to be awarded the Guaranteed Irish symbol which helps consumers and businesses to identify products and services that are an altogether better choice for the life of their community.”

Brid O’Connell, CEO of Guaranteed Irish, added that they are “delighted to welcome Certa as a member of Guaranteed Irish. The Guaranteed Irish symbol is a national symbol of trust that is only awarded to companies in Ireland that support sustainable jobs, contribute to our local economies, and are committed to Irish provenance.”

“This has been at the core of Certa’s development as an Irish company over the past 35 years and we look forward to working with Certa as it continues to grow and enhance the service that it provides in communities across Ireland,” Ms O’Connell concluded.