Lagan Construction Group has achieved Platinum status – the highest scoring level – in this year’s Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey. Just ahead of the United National Climate Change Conference to be held in Paris, Northern Ireland companies have put their ‘green’ credentials on the table for all to see. With 83 organisations from all sizes and sectors participating in 2015 Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey.
The results were announced at Belfast Harbour on Wednesday 25 November and materials handing giant, NACCO Materials Handling Ltd was announced as the top performing company, closely followed by Belfast Harbour and Bombardier Aerospace.
The Survey, generated by Business in the Community’s ARENA Network campaign, annually assesses top businesses in Northern Ireland for environmental management, performance and assurance.
The 2015 results have seen scores increase to 78% from 74% in 2014 and 58% of participants scored over 80%. This continued improvement demonstrates that Northern Ireland businesses are committed to making progress and managing their impacts effectively.
Environment Minister Mark H Durkan said: “The Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey highlights how our local companies are acting smartly by reducing their environmental impacts and investing in sustainable technologies. The participants from our business and public sectors have recognised the need for transparency through benchmarking and public reporting, showing responsibility and commitment to driving improvement.
Pictured L-R: Mark H Durkan (Environment Minister), Darren McClean (HSEQ Manager, Lagan Construction Group), Richard Robinson (Sustainability Manager, Lagan Construction Group), Conall Anderson (Environmental Placement Student, Lagan Construction Group) and David Gavaghan (Chair, ARENA Network)