McLaughlin & Harvey beat off stiff competition at the Business in the Community 2013 awards ceremony to take home not one but two awards- the top award of ‘NI Responsible Company of the Year’ (sponsored by Asda) and the ‘Business and Biodiversity Award’ (sponsored by AES).
Business in the Community was set up in Northern Ireland in 1989 and is dedicated to instilling a culture of corporate responsibility. These awards therefore recognise and celebrate local organisations who have made outstanding and innovative contributions to the community, the environment and their employees.
Held on 6 June 2013 in the Waterfront Hall Belfast, these awards highlight our sustained commitment to deliver responsible business practices within our organisation.
We were proud to win the Business and Biodiversity Award, for our contribution to protecting and enhancing biodiversity through our construction projects.
The ultimate accolade however, was picking up the top award of NI Responsible Company of the Year 2013. This award is given to the organisation which best demonstrates its commitment to impacting positively across its people, the planet, and the places in which it operates. It is therefore an excellent representation of our on-going pledge to ensure we promote an ethos of responsibility across our business.
Entrants in these awards undergo a rigorous judging process overseen by expert judges. The process involved production of a detailed submission followed by a presentation to judges. The submissions were prepared by Charlene Jones, and presentation teams were Louise Friel and Richard Robinson for ‘Business & Biodiversity’ and David Magee and Richard Robinson for ‘Most Responsible Company’.
We would like to congratulate all other winners on the night, the initiatives and practices demonstrated by ourselves and other local organisations truly illustrates how corporate responsibility has been steadily growing in Northern Ireland.