- The NI Environmental Benchmarking Survey is an annual event that scores organisations on the measures they take to improve their environmental impacts
    - Over 120 organisations from a range of different sectors measured and reported their environmental impacts

Northern Ireland’s most sustainable organisations were revealed at an event to announce the results of the 2023 Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey, organised by responsible business network Business in the Community (BITC).

Danske Bank achieved Platinum Level in the Survey, a self-disclosure exercise that offers organisations a way to be externally assessed and scored on their environmental efforts and performance. Participating organisations are provided with a Gap Analysis Report to help them to identify areas that need action and highlights where they are performing well.

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.

Over 120 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 2023.

At an event to release the Survey results, Dr Lisa McIlvenna, Deputy Managing Director of Business in the Community, emphasized the significance of the Survey as a valuable benchmarking tool. She stressed its important role over the last 25 years in bringing attention to critical environmental issues that organisations in Northern Ireland must consider and act on.

Dr McIlvenna also stated, "In an era where stakeholders, suppliers, buyers, and the public at large are actively seeking assurance of businesses' dedication to environmental wellbeing, participation in the Survey serves as tangible evidence of their commitment to a more sustainable future."

To find out which organisations participated in the 2023 Survey and to see how they scored, visit the BITC website.