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Translink have launched their 13th SPIRIT of Translink Facility Awards.

The awards in partnership with Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful are designed to enhance customer experience and safety and reward staff who go the extra mile in making Translink a recognised leader in corporate responsibility. Around 40 Translink locations, including bus and train stations are participating in this year’s awards.

Pictured at the launch are Translink’s John Crossen, Bronagh McDonnell, Gerald Eamonn Lonergan, Andy Bate, Catriona McAllister and John Thompson, with Jamie Miller, Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful.
Pictured at the launch are Translink’s John Crossen, Bronagh McDonnell, Gerald Eamonn Lonergan, Andy Bate, Catriona McAllister and John Thompson, with Jamie Miller, Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful.

The awards’ embrace Translink’s four main corporate responsibility themes – Go Safe, Go Eco, Go Healthy and Go Together – and are judged across key criteria assessing resource efficiency, energy and carbon, biodiversity, health and wellbeing activities, stakeholder, employee and community engagement as well as employee culture, behaviour and leadership.

Translink Environmental Manager Andy Bate said: “These annual Awards celebrate how our employees contribute to delivering the Translink SPIRIT, making a positive and lasting difference, improving the passenger journey experience, demonstrating the company’s corporate responsibility focus and instilling a sense of pride in our work space and its place within the local community.

“This year the awards process has an extra focus on the company’s Go Eco work-streams of Energy & Carbon, Biodiversity and Resource Efficiency”.

Andy concluded: “Judges will, for example, check for evidence of practical conservation initiatives and habitat creation; carried out in partnership with a local group or community, within Biodiversity and will how they have been proactive in reducing energy waste within Energy & Carbon.  A key area of interest is the reduction of Single-Use Plastics within Resource Efficiency”.

The SPIRIT of Translink Awards are independently judged by Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful. Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful Certifications Coordinator Jamie Miller said the awards "empower Translink staff to do their bit for our environment. Each year we look forward to seeing the range of inspiring initiatives they deliver such as cleaning up their local area, building bug hotels, and even growing their own vegetables. We look forward to seeing what will be achieved this year.”

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