Dunbia has been awarded Platinum status in the Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey by Business in the Community (BITC).

The company has been recognised for its commitment to environmental management.

The survey, generated by BITC’s ARENA Network campaign, annually assesses top businesses in Northern Ireland for Environmental Management, Performance and Assurance.

Accepting the award, Trevor Hanger, Operations Director for Dunbia said that Dunbia is delighted to have achieved Platinum status in the Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey which the company sees as an endorsement of the excellent work its Environmental Management Team is engaged in.

We are committed to implementing processes and systems and embracing new technologies to keep us at the forefront of best environmental practices.

“We have set ourselves challenging targets which include zero waste to landfill and 100% renewable electricity supply by 2020 which we are on course to meet,” he said.

Speaking at the awards presentation, Environment Minister Mark H Durkan said that the Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey highlights how the North’s 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.

“This survey is leading the way in challenging and inspiring more organisations to go beyond reporting, maintaining and setting targets.

“I praise and congratulate each of the participants this year – showing how organisations can take effective action and be ambassadors of good environmental stewardship,” Durkan said.