On behalf of our Sustainability Committee Down to Earth, we are delighted to launch the 2017 Sustainability report. The report was launched last month. Download a copy of the report or read a few of the highlights below:
2017 was the first year that SSE Ireland became our energy provider, providing 100% renewable energy. Electricity purchased was the most significant carbon emissions source for the Foundation and by moving over to a 100% renewable energy provider, the Foundation was able to reduce their carbon emissions by over 60%.
Governance and Communications:
In light of the General Data Protection Regulation which took effect in May 2018, resources were put in place to carry out a review at the end of 2017, to ensure compliance with the new regulations.
Although over 80% of employees are female, in 2017 we have increased gender and age diversity on both organisations boards and staff. Our 2018/2018 KPIs aim to further improve employee diversity and to reach a 30% female representation on both boards by 2020.
Throughout 2017, a total of 36 staff volunteered accumulating a total of 52.5 days spent volunteering. This is a significant increase in the number of staff and days spent volunteering from 2016.
Please visit our sustainability section to find out more about our practices and read past reports.