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Queen's named among NI's top companies for environmental leadership for fourth consecutive year

Queen's has achieved Platinum status – the highest scoring level – for the fourth year running in the 2021 Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey.

The NI Environmental Benchmarking Survey is an annual event that scores organisations on the measures they take to improve their environmental impacts.

Northern Ireland’s most sustainable organisations were revealed at an online event, organised by responsible business network Business in the Community, at which the results of the 2021 Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey were released.

113 organisations from a range of sectors including general manufacturing, local authority, education, utilities, construction, ICT, and food and drink took part in the Survey in 2021.

Commenting on Queen's success, Damien Toner, Director of Estates at Queen's University Belfast, said:

"We are immensely proud and honoured to be named once again as one of Northern Ireland's top companies for environmental leadership. This recognition of our commitment to ongoing environmental actions and improvements and our significant progress towards greater sustainability are the result of University-wide collaboration and commitment to a greener future."

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.

"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."