Moy Park, one of Europe's largest poultry producers, has won the Rural Action Award and UK Big Tick for its responsible business practices at Business in the Community's Responsible Business Awards 2011.

Moy Park was awarded the Big Tick and the Rural Action Award for its efforts in developing youth employment in rural areas and helping rural communities maintain a sustainable economy. 

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Brian Moreland, Moy Park corporate responsibility manager, commented: "We are delighted to have received a Responsible Business Award and UK Big Tick for our achievements in corporate responsibility. Moy Park will now go forward to the national stage of the award as one of four finalists in the Rural Action category. As a business, we are committed to acting responsibly and believe it is crucial to support young people who have an interest in working in the agri-food sector."

Business in the Community's Responsible Business Awards are the UK's longest-running corporate responsibility awards.