Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey

Since 1998, the Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey has assessed the extent to which environmental business practices have been embedded within the corporate strategies and operations of local organisations.

Our ambition:

The Survey has grown to become Northern Ireland’s leading environmental benchmarking exercise, attracting organisations from numerous industry sectors including participants from the top 200 companies and leading public sector organisations such as health trusts, local authorities and universities.

The Survey is a key driver for corporate environmental management and improvement. It is recognised as a positive influencer that is helping organisations throughout Northern Ireland achieve more sustainable ways of doing business.

The 2017 NI Environmental Benchmarking Survey is now closed. The results will be launched on Thursday 9 November 2017.

To download the 2016 Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey Results, click here.

Key dates for the 2017 Survey

Friday 30 June: Survey closes

Thursday 9 November: Survey results launch event at Belfast Harbour Office

Already involved? Why not Bring a Business?

Consider encouraging and supporting one of your key suppliers or contractors to take part in the NI Environmental Benchmarking Survey and help them get started on their environmental improvement journey.

The Bring a Business initiative asks Survey participants to encourage one of their key suppliers or contractors to take part in the NI Environmental Benchmarking Survey, in an effort to challenge companies to work with their supply chains to improve their environmental impacts. Organisations who ‘Bring a Business’ will gain extra marks in their own submission.

Things you must do:

  • Inform Business in the Community of the nominated company and contact details. Email Keelin McCone
  • Once the 2018 Survey has been launched, meet with the nominated company to discuss the Survey and provide them with some initial support on completing the Survey
  • Signpost the company to Keelin McCone if they need specific advice about the Survey
  • Ensure that the company completes the Survey before the deadline (this is important for you in order for you to avail of extra marks within the Survey)

2017 George Dawson Award for Environmental Contribution

This award was established in 2008 to pay tribute to the memory of George Dawson, former Director of ARENA Network. George passed away in 2007, following a short illness. He was with Business in the Community for nine years; during that time, he developed the ARENA Network programme into a highly respected and successful driver for corporate environmental improvement in Northern Ireland. Those who knew George and had the opportunity to work with him are all the richer for the experience and greatly miss his contribution, commitment and sense of humour.

The Award

This recognition award is designed to celebrate the significant contribution made by a businessperson to improving the environmental performance of his or her organisation and its impacts upon the environment and wider community. We would like to recognise someone from a corporate background, as opposed to someone who works for an environmental organisation.

For example, someone who:

  • Is seen as an environmental leader/champion, both within and outside of his or her organisation
  • Leads by example/inspires others
  • Raises environmental awareness, both internally and within the wider community
  • Introduced innovative solutions to environmental challenges across the company
  • Significantly decreases the environmental impacts and/or introduces cost savings for the organisation
  • Undertakes environmental actions above and beyond the call of duty
  • Offers support/guidance to other organisations

Click here to download a nomination form.

The closing date for nominations is Friday 13 October 2017.

Available Downloads

2018 Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey

If you are interested in taking part in the 2018 Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey, email Keelin McCone or call (028) 9046 0606.

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George Dawson Nomination Form 2017

07 September 2017

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Future of the Survey Workshop

01 December 2016

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2016 Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey Results

16 November 2016

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2015 Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey Results

25 November 2015

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2014 NI Environmental Benchmarking Survey Results

12 November 2014

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2013 Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey Results

10 December 2013

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