Sustainability Report 2020

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We focus our social sustainability activities around the communities we serve, our workplace and marketplace, and the environment we work hard to protect.

Skills at Work

In 2020 we continued to support the Skills at Work programme which inspires students to value education and encourages them to stay in school. The programme was delivered in conjunction with BITCI and our partner schools - Beneavin Secondary School in Finglas, Dublin and Nagle Community College in Mahon, Cork. Skills at Work focuses on CV and interview skills, including mock interview sessions, an insight into the daily working lives of our employees and a site visit to our Dublin and Cork offices. A number of students are offered work experience with us upon successful completion of mock interviews with our employees.

Through the Skills at Work programme we have impacted directly on approximately 800 students in Mount Carmel (2006 to 2013) and Beneavin College (since December 2009) in Dublin and Nagle Community College (since 2006) in Cork.

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Students from Beneavin College with volunteers at a ‘meet the professionals’ workshop

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Students from Nagle College visiting our headquarters in Cork

The Grow Dome Project

In 2020 we continued our partnership with Inner City Enterprise (ICE). Employees formed a mentor panel to provide business advice to an ICE start up called the Grow Dome Project. The Grow Dome Project is an award-winning social enterprise that installs grow domes on unused land, transforming them into a community resource.

Representatives of Gas Networks Ireland at the launch of our partnership with the Grow Dome Project