2013 – In 2008, Moneypoint Generation Station (Ireland’s only coal burning station) brought the MERP (Moneypoint Environmental Retrofit Project) online to reduce NOx and SOx emissions. This significantly increased raw water consumption for the site.
2013 – The delivery of our First Sustainability Programme, 2008-2012, engaged a wide range of staff in the process of embedding sustainable practices at the heart of how we do business in ESB. Staff took the initiative in identifying and implementing new, more sustainable and resource efficient ways of working.
2013 – ESB has teamed up with Pieta House to run a pilot initiative called “Mind Ur Buddy”, which is aimed at raising the awareness of suicide prevention across the company. Under this pilot, 11 staff members have volunteered to undergo training with Pieta House and take on the role of Buddy Support Person (BSP) in order to be able to offer immediate support to any of their colleagues who may be feeling suicidal or acutely distressed.
Company Description ESB is Ireland’s leading energy utility. We generate, distribute and sell (through our retail company ESB Electric Ireland) electricity to customers throughout Ireland. Business Issue ESB’s sustainability strategy has a target of a 30% reduction in our internal carbon footprint by 2012, and to become a net carbon-neutral company by 2035. Part
Company Description ESB is Ireland’s leading energy utility. We generate, distribute and sell (through our retail company ESB Electric Ireland) electricity to customers throughout Ireland. Our supply business, Electric Ireland retails electricity and gas to domestic and commercial energy consumers in Ireland. Business Issue Electric Ireland is committed to assisting its customers to get
Company Description ESB is Ireland’s leading energy utility. We generate, distribute and sell (through our retail company ESB Electric Ireland) electricity to customers throughout Ireland. Business Issue ESB’s safety objective is simple – we will have zero injuries. Occupational diseases are addressed as part of our safety management process. However, ESB recognises the benefits
As Ireland’s leading energy retailer, ESB Electric Ireland is committed to assisting its customers in getting the best value from our product and ensuring that electricity is used in a cost-effective and sustainable way. We wanted (as part of developing our energy offering) to grow new ways of engaging with customers, including the provision of practical online resources.
Historically, ESB has had poor knowledge of the amount of water used in its operations and a poor profile of the consumption of water across its sites throughout the country.
ESB is committed to promoting health and well-being among our 6,000 staff. We run an extensive health and wellbeing programme and have well-established equality and diversity policies.
Over the past ten years, ESB has made significant changes to its structure and business organisation to facilitate the opening up of the electricity market in Ireland.
Enhance and develop the company’s relationship with its staff and the community through making a substantial impact on key causes in Ireland.
Today, energy and the environment are at the heart of public debate. Reducing our carbon footprint, whilst maintaining affordable and secure forms of energy, represents the biggest challenge our industry has faced. As Ireland’s leading energy provider, ESB wants to promote a clean and sustainable environment and help our country meet its climate change targets.
ESB’s Strategic Framework sets out a clear sustainable vision for the company – a 30% reduction in carbon from our generation and networks assets by 2012 and a 50% reduction by 2020 on our way to becoming net-carbon neutral by 2035. It also commits ESB to becoming the leading company in Ireland in sustainability.
The delivery of these targets involves the commitment and contribution of all staff. The Framework is about achieving real culture change as well as technical solutions. The Programme is focused on maximising staff engagement and ensuring the principles of sustainability are deeply embedded.