We are committed to managing our impact on the environment
Environmental and energy policies
Undoubtedly, our business activities affect the environment in which we operate and we recognise our responsibility to manage and minimise this impact. To demonstrate our commitment to sustainable Environmental and Energy practices, Gas Networks Ireland have documented 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 Unit which manages and coordinates environmental action, environmental compliance and support for Gas Networks Ireland activities. 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.
Environmental Management System
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.
Environmental audits and inspections
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.