Belfast Harbour has once again been named as one of Northern Ireland’s top ‘green’ companies in a major environmental survey.
The Harbour scored the second highest marks and was awarded Platinum quintile status in this year’s NI Environmental Benchmarking Survey, conducted by Business in the Community’s ARENA Network.
The Survey, annually assesses top businesses in Northern Ireland for environmental management, performance and assurance.
With almost 300 organisations from 15 different sectors invited to take part, including the top 200 companies and leading public sector organisations, 119 organisations participated this year. The average overall score increased from 71% in 2012 to 77% this year.
Commending all participants for their leadership and achievement, Environment Minister Mark H Durkan said:
“In today’s challenging economic climate, smart businesses are increasingly looking to improve their operational and resource efficiency and reap the associated benefits of cost savings and greener credentials. The ARENA Network Survey is undoubtedly a key influencer in supporting organisations to achieve a more sustainable way of doing business.
“The results are improving year-on-year, highlighting the importance of environmental responsibility for business and the growing need to benchmark their environmental performance. I applaud all the participants of this year’s survey – they are ambassadors for good environmental stewardship who have, and will hopefully continue to, set the standard for responsible business practice.”