Moy Park receives ‘Platinum’ status for environmental performance

Pictured, left to right, Environment Minister Mark H Durkan with Moy Park's HR director Mike Mullan and Kieran Harding, managing director, Business in the Community
Pictured, left to right, Environment Minister Mark H Durkan with Moy Park's HR director Mike Mullan and Kieran Harding, managing director, Business in the Community

Leading UK food company Moy Park has achieved Platinum status – the highest scoring level – in this year’s Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey.

In total 83 organisations from all sizes and sectors participated in the 2015 Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey, which is generated by Business in the Community’s (BITC) ARENA Network campaign. The Survey annually assesses top businesses in Northern Ireland for environmental management, performance and assurance. This is the third year in a row that Moy Park has achieved the Platinum status.

“Moy Park is a values led, responsible business and we are committed to sustainable practices which minimise our environmental impact and make a positive contribution to the way people live.”

Mike Mullan HR director, Moy Park

Mike Mullan, HR director from Moy Park said: “Moy Park is a values led, responsible business and we are committed to sustainable practices which minimise our environmental impact and make a positive contribution to the way people live.

Through our sustained efforts we have achieved zero waste to landfill and reduced our carbon intensity by over 14%. Results like these have been instrumental in achieving ‘Platinum’ status in the BITC Survey, and we are delighted to have sustained this level of excellence for the third year running.”

Chair of ARENA Network, David Gavaghan, added: “The continued improvement evident in this year’s Survey demonstrates that Northern Ireland businesses are committed to making progress by managing their impacts effectively, which gives me confidence that there is openness to new ways of working. This will be vital in the future, as our continually reducing planetary resources demonstrate a need to think and act differently.

“We are delighted to see major local employers like Moy Park leading the way and fully embracing sustainable practices at all levels across the business. We look forward to more companies coming on board next year and following their example,” David concluded.