Marcon have achieved Silver in the 2021 Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey.
Northern Ireland’s most sustainable organisations were revealed at on online event on Wednesday. This annual event is open to all industries across both the public and private sectors and is used to score organisations on the measures they take to improve their environmental impacts.
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.
Mark O’Connor Director at Marcon, commented “We are one of two fit out contractors to have taken part in the survey and we are delighted to have achieved the Silver Level. Given the impact that Covid 19 has had on the industry over the last 18 months, such as staff shortages, restrictive working conditions coupled with the pressures of Brexit and supply chain issues, this award demonstrates that we still choose to prioritise sustainability and our environmental performance, despite being faced with these challenges over the last year and half.”
Managing Director of Business in the Community Kieran Harding said: “The Survey is an important comparison tool and a way for organisations to not only be recognised for their environmentally sustainable efforts, but also to identify areas where they can improve. It serves to highlight key environmental areas they need to be thinking about for the future.
Mr Harding continued: “Stakeholders, suppliers and the public are seeking reassurance from businesses that they’re doing all they can for the benefit of the environment and participating in the Survey can provide evidence of their commitment to a greener future.
I want to congratulate and thank all companies that have stepped forward to take part in the Survey and report on their environmental practices.”
Mark O’Connor continued; “Reducing our environmental impact has always been really important to us, and with the COP 26 Conference really bringing the climate crisis to the centre stage, now is definitely the time for organisations to step up and implement measures to reduce their carbon emissions too. The survey demonstrates our commitment to continual improvement. It’s a credit to our team, and I want to thank them all for their hard work and efforts throughout the year.”