Belfast International Airport recognised for green leadership through NI Environmental Benchmarking Survey

Belfast International Airport achieved GOLD in the 2020 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. Over 100 organisations from more than 10 different sectors measured and reported their environmental impacts.

Northern Ireland’s most sustainable organisations were revealed at an online event to release the results of the 2020 Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey, organised by responsible business network Business in the Community.

Belfast International Airport achieved Gold Level in the Survey, which 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 their environmental impacts.

103 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 2020, prioritising sustainability despite the challenges of the year.

Graham Keddie, Managing Director at Belfast International Airport said, “We have been participating in this scheme for over 20 years and are really proud to have been elevated to the gold award. We have made significant strides in mitigating the environmental impacts of our business and are committed 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.

Chair of Business in the Community NI and Group Chief Executive of Translink, Chris Conway, said: “Stakeholders, suppliers and the general public increasingly consider sustainability to be of utmost importance and the Survey is a way for organisations to publicly demonstrate 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.”