Poultry producer Moy Park has been recognized among top local businesses for practical management and implementation of environmental processes in 2013's Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey Results.

The survey, carried out by Business in the Community's Arena Network and supported by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency and Fleet Financial, assesses top businesses in Northern Ireland for environmental management and performance.

"Moy Park has been involved with the Arena Network Environmental Benchmark since the survey was first launched," said Mike Mullan, HR director for Moy Park. "We have regularly scored in the first quintile and we're delighted to achieve a top 'Platinum' level result for the first time this year.

"As a business, we're committed to reducing the environmental impact of our operations and the Moy Park team works proactively to adopt best practice methods to reduce our environmental footprint. This effort has produced significant reductions in carbon emissions, water and energy usage and this award is the perfect way of acknowledging our employees support and continued efforts to make Moy Park a more sustainable business."