Northern Ireland’s most sustainable companies have been revealed at a celebratory event to launch the results of the 2016 NI Environmental Benchmarking Survey at Belfast Harbour Offices.
The Survey, which is run by Business in the Community, sponsored by Moy Park and supported by the Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency, recognises and rewards those organisations that are going above and beyond their legal requirements to minimise their environmental impacts and better manage their resources.
Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Michelle McIlveen said: “It is encouraging to see leading business and agri-food companies here, and a wide variety of environmental stakeholders.
“It is also reassuring to see the increasing awareness of the benefits of improving resource efficiency. Not only does improving resource efficiency benefit the environment but it also increases your competitiveness and improves your bottom line.
“By participating in this survey you are helping the wider business community to identify further opportunities for improved efficiencies. That is why I believe it is so important to recognise and reward our current pioneers in excellence and innovation, in our use, and indeed reuse of resources.”
Mike Mullan, Moy Park Executive Director said: “Moy Park is delighted to support Northern Ireland’s leading environmental benchmarking survey which recognises the progress in industry environmental performance. Moy Park is a values led, responsible business and we are committed to delivering sustainable practices which make a positive contribution to the way people live. We are extremely pleased to be awarded ‘Platinum’ status in the BITC Survey for the fourth year running. I would encourage all organisations focused on enhancing their environmental performance to participate in the Survey and by doing so, we can drive responsible behaviour throughout the supply chain, together.”