In spring 2014 the Northern Ireland Environment Agency launched an innovative programme of Prosperity Agreements. Prosperity Agreements are one of the key instruments of the new NIEA delivery framework.

What are Prosperity Agreements?

Prosperity Agreements are voluntary agreements through which NIEA and an organisation can explore opportunities for reducing environmental impacts in ways that create prosperity and well being.

A Prosperity Agreement is about economic prosperity and is a tool for NIEA to help key partners see the environment as a way to achieve this.

Progess Report

The progress and achievements of all businesses in the Prosperity Programme can be found in our progress report

Current Prosperity Agreements

NIEA has signed Prosperity Agreements with the following progressive organisations:

Linden Foods and Linergy

Linden Foods is a food processing plant and Linergy is an animal by-product rendering facility, both based in the Granville Industrial site in Dungannon. They signed an agreement with the agency in August 2014.

Lafarge Tarmac

Lafarge Tarmac is a cement production company based just outside of Cookstown. An agreement between Lafarge Tarmac and NIEA was signed on 5 March 2015.

John Thompson and Sons

John Thompson and Sons operate Europe’s largest and most advanced feed mill in Belfast. An agreement was reached and signed with the agency on 27 July 2015.

Coca-Cola HBC Northern Ireland

Coca-Cola HBC NI are a franchised bottler for the Coca-Cola Company and one of the largest contributors to the non-alcoholic beverage industry in the country. A 2nd agreement was reached and signed with the agency on 25 February 2020.

EP Kilroot and EP Ballylumford (formerly AES UK & Ireland)

Northern Ireland's largest electricity generator. An agreement was reached and signed on 16 June 2017

Granville Ecopark Ltd

Granville Ecopark Ltd is the largest Enhanced Anaerobic Digestion facility in Northern Ireland, producing renewable energy and fertiliser from their site in Granville Industrial Estate

Ulster Support Employment Ltd

Usel is Northern Ireland’s largest provider of supported employment for people with disabilities and health related conditions. An agreement was signed with Usel on 15 February 2018

Lakeland Dairies NI Ltd

Lakeland Dairies is a leading dairy co-operative with a heritage of over 120 years in dairy farming and milk processing. They are a global supplier of dairy foodservice products and food ingredients.

Dale Farm

Dale Farm, the largest UK farmer-owned cooperative, owned by 1,300 UK farmers. Dale Farm supplies a wide range of products into the retail, foodservice, ingredients and sports nutrition markets globally. An agreement was signed with Dale Farm on 21st August 2019

Further information

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