Belfast Met is delighted to have achieved Platinum Level in in the NI Environmental Benchmarking Survey, which is an important way for the College to identify areas where it can improve in its environmental impacts and be recognised for its efforts to become more sustainable.
This survey scores organisations each year on the measures they take to improve their environmental impacts. 113 organisations from a range of different sectors measured and reported their environmental impacts, and Northern Ireland’s most sustainable organisations were revealed at an online event to release the results of the 2021 Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey, organised by responsible business network Business in the Community.
Peter Kane, Deputy Head of Estates at Belfast Met, said: ”The College is delighted with this recognition which reaffirms our resolve to make our college ‘Sustainable by Nature’ and helping to be an overall positive force in the journey towards creating a sustainable world for all.”
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 more about who participated in the 2021 Survey and to see how they scored, visit www.bitcni.org.uk/niebs.