South West College achieved Silver in the 2022 Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey.

The NI Environmental Benchmarking Survey is an annual event that scores organisations on the measures they take to improve their environmental impacts. Over 100 organisations from a range of different sectors measured and reported their environmental impacts.

Northern Ireland’s most sustainable organisations were revealed at an event to announce the results of the 2022 Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey, organised by responsible business network Business in the Community (BITC).

South West College achieved Silver Level in the Survey, which is used an important comparison tool and a helpful way for organisations to identify areas where they can improve their environmental impacts, as well as be recognised for their efforts to become more sustainable.

Over 100 organisations from a range of sectors including: General Manufacturing; Local Authority; Education; Utilities; Construction; ICT; and Food and Drink took part in the Survey in 2022.

“South West College is committed to making the earth more sustainable. As climate change becomes more in focus we want to promote easy ways to help the environment. With population set to reach ten billion by 2050, it is more important than ever to live sustainably. South West College is proud to achieve this award and looks forward to continuing our progress towards net zero” (Sustainability Department).

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.

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 general 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.”

The Results Launch Event was part of BITC’s Environment Symposium, which brought NI businesses together to network and explore complex issues around environment, biodiversity and climate action.

To find out which organisations participated in the 2022 Survey and to see how they scored, visit