Ulster Carpets have been recognised for their green leadership in Northern Ireland.
The Craigavon-based premium carpet manufacturer achieved Silver in the 2021 Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey organised by Business in the Community.
The Survey – sponsored by Moy Park and supported by Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs – recognises and rewards organisations that are going above and beyond their legal requirements to improve their environmental impacts and better manage their resources and provides a roadmap for improvements.
Of the 113 organisations from a range of different sectors who measured and reported their environmental impacts, Ulster are the only textiles company in Northern Ireland to take part.
Eddie Ruddell, Health, Safety and Environment Manager at Ulster Carpets, said, “As a responsible manufacturer, we recognise the importance of sustainability and environmental protection.
“The NI Environmental Benchmarking Survey was an opportunity to have this commitment independently verified and we will use this result to set our next targets. Our ultimate aim is to attain Platinum level and we are confident that our long-term strategic plan will help us achieve this.”
Ulster manufacture luxury carpets for the homes, hotels, casinos and cruise ships across the world – all markets where customers are increasingly focused on environmental and sustainability issues.
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 also 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 image featured is bespoke carpet design and manufactured by Ulster Carpets for 1 Hotel South Beach Miami. Photography by Eric Laignel