2021 Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey

Northern Ireland’s most sustainable organisations were revealed at an online event to release the results of the 2021 Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey, organised by responsible business network Business in the Community.

Breedon Ireland in NI (formerly Whitemountain) achieved Platinum Level in the Survey, which is used an important comparison tool and a helpful way for organisations to identify areas where they can improve their environmental impacts, as well as be recognised for their efforts to become more sustainable.

113 organisations from a range of sectors including: General Manufacturing; Local Authority; Education; Utilities; Construction; ICT; and Food and Drink took part in the Survey in 2021, choosing to prioritise sustainability despite the challenges of the past year and half.

“We are proud to be recognised for our commitment to improving our environmental impact and performance. To be independently verified as the only entry in the Waste/Environmental Services category to achieve Platinum status indicates the high level of dedication our team has to making our site as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible" (Claire George, Sustainability Officer).

Sponsored by Moy Park and supported by Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, the Survey scores, recognises and rewards organisations that are going above and beyond their legal environmental requirements.

Managing Director of Business in the Community Kieran Harding said: “The Survey is an important comparison tool and a way for organisations to not only be recognised for their environmentally sustainable efforts, but also to identify areas where they can improve. It serves to highlight key environmental areas they need to be thinking about for the future.

Mr Harding continued: “Stakeholders, suppliers and the general public are seeking reassurance from businesses that they’re doing all they can for the benefit of the environment and participating in the Survey can provide evidence of their commitment to a greener future.

“I want to congratulate and thank all companies that have stepped forward to take part in the Survey and report on their environmental practices.”

To find out which organisations participated in the 2021 Survey and to see how they scored, visit www.bitcni.org.uk/niebs.

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