Queen's has achieved Platinum status – the highest scoring level – in this year's Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey.
Northern Ireland's most sustainable organisations were revealed at the 2018 NI Environmental Benchmarking Survey at Belfast Harbour Offices on Thursday 22 November.
The Survey, which is run by Business in the Community, sponsored by Moy Park and supported by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency through the Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, recognises and rewards those organisations that are going above and beyond their legal requirements to minimise their environmental impacts and better manage their resources.
Damien Toner, Director of Estates at Queen's University Belfast, said: "It is wonderful to see the University once again recognised for our commitment to ongoing environmental actions and improvements. This proof of our green status was achieved through a collective effort from right across the University community in line with our vision to become a low carbon organisation providing a high quality and sustainable working and learning environment for students and staff. We are proud to be named as one of Northern Ireland’s top companies for environmental leadership."
David Small, Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Environment Agency said: "The Survey is established as the leading tool in Northern Ireland to provide participants with proof of their green status. This is done through detailed analysis of their environmental management, improvement and impact. It is a powerful driver of environmental performance and we are delighted to support it once again this year."