Sustainability Report 2020

About us

Environment

We are committed to the highest standards of environmental management and to proactively addressing the challenges of climate change.

We are committed to reducing our waste to landfill and we aim to send zero waste to landfill by 2025. Monthly key performance indicators are recorded and reported - our 2020 target was to recycle 85% of all waste. In 2020 the overall recycling figure in our offices was 99%.

We monitor and report on waste from both our office locations and our site waste from operations which take place across the entire gas network in Ireland. We have six office locations, Headquarters in Cork, Network Services Centre in Dublin and smaller regional offices in Waterford, Limerick, Galway and Midleton.

Our main office waste includes recycled paper, mixed packaging, compost, cardboard, glass, wood, metal, waste electrical goods, printer cartridges and plastic. We have management systems in place to dispose of hazardous and biological waste. Our waste data, including recycling rates, are calculated from waste collection documentation provided by our waste collection service provider.

Of the 46.78 Tonnes of waste produced in 2020, 46.33 tonnes were recycled or recovered. Our total carbon footprint associated with waste is 1.49 TCO2e in 2020, down 46% from 2019 and 74% from 2018.

GNI Office Waste by Location 2020 (Tonnes)

0.68
1.10
0.23
31.78
1.78
11.22

Galway

Limerick

Midleton

Dublin

Waterford

Cork

2020 Month

Galway

Limerick

Midleton

Dublin

Waterford

Cork

Grand Total

Jan

0.04

0.02

0.03

2.16

-

4.02

6.26

Feb

0.52

0.01

-

1.34

0.06

2.40

4.33

March

-

0.01

0.01

2.76

1.19

0.73

4.70

April

-

0.01

0.06

0.08

-

0.03

0.18

May

-

0.00

-

0.46

-

0.17

0.63

June

-

0.00

-

6.41

0.28

0.38

7.07

July

-

0.01

0.06

2.75

-

0.51

3.32

Aug

0.07

0.01

-

0.58

0.08

0.11

0.85

Sep

-

0.00

0.01

1.51

-

0.08

1.60

Oct

0.05

0.00

0.01

2.75

-

1.33

4.14

Nov

-

-

0.03

2.94

0.17

0.29

3.43

Dec

-

1.02

0.02

8.04

-

1.18

10.26

Grand Total

0.68

1.10

0.23

31.78

1.78

11.22

46.78