Protecting our environment

We are committed to managing our impact on the environment

Environmental and energy policies

  • Our Environmental Policy addresses the key areas of climate change, biodiversity, waste, resource use and procurement.
  • Our Energy Policy specifically addresses issues of energy performance and energy efficiency.

Responsibility for environmental performance is held by the managing director of Gas Networks Ireland. In recognition of the scale of the task to hand, we have set out a clear outline of the areas we will address as priorities to bring about change.

Gas Networks Ireland has a dedicated Environmental Team which manages and coordinates environmental action, environmental compliance and drives sustainable environmental practices across Gas Networks Ireland. . The responsibilities of the team include policy development, implementation and monitoring of the environmental management system, environmental compliance and support of environmental considerations within each Networks project.

An Environmental Management System (EMS) is in place which was accredited to the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) 14001 Environmental Management standard in September 2012. Our Energy Management System (EnMS) was accredited to the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) 50001 in November 2014.

The department also manages a detailed comprehensive annual programme of environmental audits and inspections. This includes audits of the main contractors’ environmental management systems, ensuring compliance with environmental legislation.

Gas Networks Ireland discloses its climate change impact through CDP, a global non-profit that runs the world’s leading environmental disclosure platform. CDP drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. Over 9.600 companies with over 50% of global market capitalization disclosed environmental data through CDP in 2020. This is in addition to the over 920 cities, states and regions who disclosed in 2019, making CDP’s platform one of the richest sources of information globally on how companies and governments are driving environmental change.