Whitemountain have received the prestigious Platinum award at the Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey Awards hosted by Business in the Community.

The benchmarking process encourages companies to improve their environmental performance by benchmarking against their peers to identify where more effort is required to improve environmental compliance. The Platinum award indicates that Whitemountain have surpassed the legal environmental requirements set out for local companies and are proactively managing their environmental impact.

90 businesses and public sector organisations participated in this year’s survey. The prize giving ceremony, held on the 9th November at the Harbour Commissioner’s Office in Belfast celebrated local company’s success in environmental management and encouraged organisations throughout Northern Ireland to achieve more sustainable ways of doing business.

David Small, Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Environment Agency said: “It’s encouraging to see so many organisations demonstrating their commitment to improving environmental performance”. “The Survey is a powerful driver of this, and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs is delighted to support this initiative.”

Pictured (from left) Declan Cunningham, Head of Sustainability and Risk, Moy Park; David Small, Chief Executive, NIEA; Claire George, Whitemountain’s Environmental Officer; Chris Conway, Chair of Business in the Community’s Environment Leadership Team.