Moy Park receives top sustainability status

Declan Cunningham, Head of Sustainability and Risk, Moy Park (centre) is pictured receiving the Business in the Community Northern Ireland (BITCNI) Environmental Benchmarking Survey 'Platinum Status' award from David Small, chief executive of NIEA; and Chris Conway, chair of Business in the Community's environment leadership team.
Declan Cunningham, Head of Sustainability and Risk, Moy Park (centre) is pictured receiving the Business in the Community Northern Ireland (BITCNI) Environmental Benchmarking Survey 'Platinum Status' award from David Small, chief executive of NIEA; and Chris Conway, chair of Business in the Community's environment leadership team.

Moy Park has achieved Platinum Status – the highest scoring level – in this year’s Business in the Community Northern Ireland (BITCNI) Environmental Benchmarking Survey.

Moy Park has participated in the survey every year since its inception in 1998 and has consistently requalified as one of the top scoring companies in Northern Ireland, achieving the Platinum award for the last five years.

The survey recognises and rewards those organisations that go above and beyond their legal requirements to minimise their environmental impacts and better manage their resources.

To be considered for sustainability status, businesses are required to provide in-depth evidence and analysis of their green credentials, environmental management approach and performance. Submissions are then analysed and reviewed and verified by an independent third party as appropriate.

Speaking about the accolade, Declan Cunningham, Head of Sustainability and Risk, Moy Park said: “As a values-led responsible business, Moy Park is committed to delivering sustainable practices so we are thrilled to be awarded ‘Platinum’ status for the fifth year running. Last year, we reduced our overall electricity intensity by 8%, thermal energy intensity by 6% and water use intensity by 4%, surpassing all our targets.

“We also maintained our zero waste to landfill achievement and reduced our CO2 emissions by circa 6,500 tonnes. We will continue to build upon these achievements in 2018 and beyond.

“We are delighted to support Northern Ireland’s leading environmental benchmarking survey and I would encourage all organisations focused on enhancing their environmental performance to participate in the survey. By doing so, we can drive responsible behaviour through the supply chain, together.”