As the largest independent O2 Franchise in the North West, MID Communications boasts 16 stores across the region, as well as its headquarters in Rochdale. This year, the company has undertaken the mission to go green and has hit a major milestone in doing so; gaining Silver level accreditation from Investors in the Environment (iiE) for its Rochdale Business Centre.

So what does Silver level accreditation mean? It shows MID Communications have met all the set criteria from Investors in the Environment, demonstrating how committed they are to reducing the company’s environmental impact. The achievement of the Silver accreditation is just the beginning of the O2 Franchise’s green mission and they plan to continue pushing to ensure they’re as sustainable as possible.

John Harvey, Operations manager at MID Communications, said of the achievement:

‘MID Communications started with iiE nearly 9 months ago now and it’s completely become part of our fabric and way of working. Recycling, energy efficiency and shared travel amongst many other things have gone from never being discussed, to a common part of our operations. For me this is what our accreditation represents; the gradual but permanent shift of mindset and all the benefits it brings to the wider environment. I’m proud of our team’s focus and results and look forward to the next step on our green journey.’

Becky Taylor, Business Support Manager at Investors in the Environment Yorkshire & Humber, said:

‘I am very proud that MID Communications have received their first Silver Investors in the Environment accreditation after starting their environmental journey only a few months ago. They are the first communications business in the North to achieve Investors in the Environment accreditation. They enthusiastically lead the way for other businesses in the sector, having embraced the culture and concepts involved in developing their Environmental Management System, working towards achieving targets and making improvements and reductions where possible.’