McLaughlin & Harvey was proud to see our very own Charlene Jones, Environmental Officer, pick up the top Leadership in Sustainable Development Award at this year’s Sustainable Ireland Awards.
The much acclaimed award, sponsored by Queens University Belfast, was presented to Charlene at the annual award ceremony held on 18th September 2013 at the Ramada Hotel.
Charlene was up against some stiff competition including organisations such as White Young Green, Antrim Borough Council and Oaklee Housing Association, therefore for an individual to pick up this award is a great achievement.
As a construction company, McLaughlin & Harvey embrace the three pillars of sustainable development wholeheartedly and have flourished in the past few years in line with our successes in the environmental field and having become one of Ireland and the UK’s “Green Leaders”.
In the past three years in particular we have embraced the social aspect of sustainable development. Our success is tangibly demonstrated by various awards won including the 2012 Most Considerate Site and the 2013 Responsible Company of the Year.
At the heart of this success is Charlene, our ‘Company Community Ambassador’ who drives our ethos of ensuring we continue to build strong relationships with communities, our employees, the environment, our clients and our suppliers. Charlene and her wider team have continued to champion environmental best practice, engage our supply chain and impress our clients.
Lisa McIlvenna, BITC Director, stated,
“Charlene is truly dedicated to corporate responsibility and sustainability. It is no coincidence that she was heavily involved in McLaughlin & Harvey’s winning NI Responsible Company of the Year submission as she is completely committed to the responsible agenda and practices what she preaches. She has stood out as an upcoming leader in sustainability, having been an asset to McLaughlin & Harvey and a firm supporter of Business in the Community.”