The Council is delighted to achieve Platinum in the Northern Ireland Benchmarking Survey, 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 and Northern Ireland’s most sustainable organisations were revealed at an event on Thursday 17 November at The National Stadium, Windsor Park Belfast.
The Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey Alderman Stephen Ross said:
“I am extremely proud of all the staff who have worked tirelessly to achieve this platinum result. The Council is extremely focused on providing a greener Borough for our residents to enjoy. The efforts of our climate change working group and multiple campaigns which include; biodiversity, reducing energy and water usage, climate action plans and our recycling initiatives have been recognised and rewarded through this remarkable achievement.”
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 2022 Survey and to see how they scored, visit www.bitcni.org.uk/niebs.