Blackbourne has achieved Gold status – the second highest scoring level – in this year’s Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey.

The Survey, which is run by Business in the Community, sponsored by Moy Park and supported by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency through the Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, recognises and rewards those organisations that are going above and beyond their legal requirements to minimise their environmental impacts and better manage their resources.

David Small, Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Environment Agency said: “The Survey is established as the leading tool in Northern Ireland to provide participants with proof of their green status. This is done through detailed analysis of their environmental management, improvement and impact. It is a powerful driver of environmental performance.”

Chair of Business in the Community’s Environment Leadership Team and Chief Executive of Translink, Chris Conway, said: “This year, we reviewed the Survey and introduced some changes from greater reflection of current issues to an increased focus on public reporting; from circular economy questions to revised performance improvement scoring. Congratulations to all of the companies stepping forward to publicly report on their environmental practices.”

Willie Donaghy, Energy Solutions Manager at Blackbourne said: “As one of just a few mechanical and electrical contractors taking part in the survey, we are delighted to have achieved the Gold award for our efforts to reduce our impact on the environment and the areas in which we operate. It is a credit to our entire team.”