Energia Group aligns with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Energia Group has highlighted its commitment to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals this SDG Week which takes place from 20th – 26th September.

The 17 goals are set out by the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development “Transforming our World” with the aim of creating a more sustainable, equal, and prosperous future across the globe. Energia Group contributes to many of the SDGs and have identified 5 to which their business activities are most closely aligned.

These are:

  • SDG 13 Climate Action;
  • SDG 7 Affordable & Clean Energy;
  • SDG 8 Decent Work & Economic Growth;
  • SDG 9 Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure;
  • SDG 11 Sustainable Cities & Communities.

Energia Group is taking active steps to help progress these goals, including a commitment to reduce the carbon intensity of its electricity generation by 50% by 2030 and by increasing the availability of renewable energy through its €3 billion positive Energy Investment programme.

The Group are developing 2 significant offshore windfarms (the North Celtic Sea and South Irish Sea), solar farms, hydrogen production from wind, battery storage solutions as well as continuing to expand and operate their onshore wind portfolio. As a community focused company, Energia Group are committed to supporting local communities through volunteering, charity and a significant community benefit fund which has seen €3million invested in communities in recent years.

Commenting on the Group’s activities related to the Sustainable Development Goals, Ian Thom, CEO Energia Group, stated: “At Energia Group, we understand the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals for communities across the island of Ireland and globally. We also recognise the positive contribution we can make in helping to progress the SDGs. As one of Ireland’s leading renewable energy developers and green electricity supplier, we have always been focused on climate action and now by aligning our responsible business activities to the SDG’s we are strengthening that commitment to climate action, to the communities in which we operate and serve and to our employees.”

This year Energia Group’s Responsible Business Report 2022 focuses on how some of our responsible business activities contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  

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