Encirc recognised as one of Northern Ireland’s most sustainable businesses

November 2023
Theresa Clarke, Christopher Doonan and Megan McElroy receiving the award from Business in the Community.

Encirc has been recognised as one of Northern Ireland’s most sustainable businesses after it was awarded platinum accreditation for the fourth year in a row at the Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey 2023.

Platinum is the top accolade given by the Benchmarking Survey, now in its 25th year, and organised by Business in the Community.

The NI Environmental Benchmarking Survey is an annual event that scores organisations on the measures they take to improve their environmental impacts.

This year’s event was held at the National Stadium at Windsor Park recently. Over 120 businesses from a range of different sectors measured and reported their environmental impacts.

The survey is a self-disclosure exercise that offers companies 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.

The key areas which Encirc assessed in 2023 included carbon emissions, water usage and energy reduction initiatives. To achieve the platinum award again is a strong endorsement of Encirc’s continued progress towards building a sustainable and successful business in line with climate change targets.

Encirc Sustainability Director, Fiacre O’Donnell commented: “We are delighted to have again achieved platinum level accreditation. My thanks go to the team at Encirc, headed up by our Environmental Co-Ordinator Theresa Clarke, for their hard work in gathering all the relevant information for the survey.

“This recognition of the continued work we are doing at Encirc is an important industry benchmark and to be ranked as one of Northern Ireland’s most sustainable businesses is something we are very proud of at Encirc.”

Dr Lisa McIlvenna, Deputy Managing Director of Business in the Community, emphasised 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 businesses in Northern Ireland must consider and act on.

As part of the event, Encirc’s Sustainability Director, Fiacre O’Donnell took part in a panel discussion hosted by Sarah Travers during which he highlighted Encirc’s robust and comprehensive sustainability strategy. Encirc were also presented with their BITC Business and Biodiversity Charter Awards, which the company secured earlier this year for both their Elton and Derrylin sites.

To find out which organisations participated in the 2023 Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey and to see how they scored, visit www.bitcni.org.uk/niebs.

‘This recognition of the continued work we are doing at Encirc is an important industry benchmark and to be ranked as one of Northern Ireland’s most sustainable businesses is something we are very proud of at Encirc’

Fiacre O'Donnell

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