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Share Discovery Village has recently achieved Green status for environmental leadership in Northern Ireland.

  • The NI Environmental Benchmarking Survey scores organisations on the measures they take to improve and better manage their environmental impacts.
  • 16 organisations took part in the new Small Business Survey for organisations with less than 25 employees.
  • Organisers of the NI Environmental Benchmarking Survey, Business in the Community, celebrate 30 years of championing responsible business in Northern Ireland in 2019.

Green status achieved in this year’s Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Small Business Survey.

Northern Ireland’s most sustainable organisations were revealed at the 2019 NI Environmental Benchmarking Survey Results Launch event at Belfast Harbour Office on Tuesday 26 November.

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, recognises and rewards those organisations that are going above and beyond their legal requirements to improve their environmental impacts and better manage their resources.

107 organisations from a range of sectors, including Construction, ICT, and Food and Drink, took part in the Survey, and 16 organisations with less than 25 employees took part in the new Small Business Survey.

New Chair of Business in the Community NI and Group Chief Executive of Translink, Chris Conway, said: “The Survey is an important comparison tool and a way for organisations to be recognised for their environmentally sustainable efforts, as well as identify areas for improvement.

“It has never been more important that organisations take action that’s better for the environment, and business in particular recognises that the general public and their stakeholders consider sustainability to be of utmost importance. The Survey is the perfect way to demonstrate commitment to sustainability and I want to congratulate all of those companies that have stepped forward to report on their environmental practices.”

Dr. Peter McEvoy, CEO at Share Discovery Village, said: “It’s great to receive our green status certificate and to get recognition for our continued work in trying to protect our local environment and to show a good example to anyone who steps through our gates. We realise that we have a responsibility to help sustain the local area and hope to encourage other organisations to get involved with projects such as this.”

About the Environmental Benchmarkeing Survey

To find out which organisations participated in the 2019 Survey, and to see how they scored, visit www.bitcni.org.uk/niebs.

If your organisation is interested in taking part in the Survey in 2020, please contact Keelin McCone at keelin.mccone@bitcni.org.uk or call (028) 90460606.

Full Survey results available from www.bitcni.org.uk/niebs

About Business in the Community

Business in the Community, the Responsible Business Network, is a business-led membership organisation made up of progressive businesses of all sizes who understand that the prosperity of business and society are mutually dependent. We exist to build healthy communities with successful businesses at their heart. Our members work together to tackle a wide range of issues that are essential to building a better society and a more sustainable future.

With 30 years’ experience in Northern Ireland of mobilising business, we engage hundreds of businesses through our programmes driven by our core membership of more than 260 members here and over 800 organisations nationally which include small enterprises to global corporations.

The President of Business in the Community is HRH The Prince of Wales, the Chair of the Northern Ireland Board is Chris Conway, Group Chief Executive, Translink, and Jeremy Darroch, Chief Executive, Sky plc is the national Chair of Business in the Community.

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In order to cut out single-use plastic at Share, we have become an official Refill Station.

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