Mid and East Antrim Borough Council recognised for green leadership
Tuesday 22 November 2022
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council achieved Platinum Level in the 2022 Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey.
- The NI Environmental Benchmarking Survey is an annual event that scores organisations on the measures they take to improve their environmental impacts
- Over 100 organisations from a range of different sectors measured and reported their environmental impacts
Northern Ireland’s most sustainable organisations were revealed at an event to announce the results of the 2022 Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey, organised by responsible business network Business in the Community (BITC).
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council achieved Platinum Level in the Survey, which is used as 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.
Over 100 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 2022.
Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Alderman Noel Williams, said “We are delighted to have maintained Platinum level in the annual Environmental Benchmarking Survey. We are continuing to make a concerted effort to reduce impacts on the environment including implementation of renewable technologies, decarbonising our fleet and reducing plastic use. We also continue to improve and enhance the environment through delivery of biodiversity projects including tree planting programmes and peatland restoration. Many congratulations to all involved.”
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.”
The Results Launch Event was part of BITC’s Environment Symposium, which brought NI businesses together to network and explore complex issues around environment, biodiversity and climate action.
To find out which organisations participated in the 2022 Survey and to see how they scored, visit the Business in the Community website.