Sustainability Report 2020

About us

As one of Ireland’s leading utilities, our sustainability strategy is underpinned by our role in delivering a safe, affordable and clean energy future for Ireland through the decarbonisation of our network and the reduction of emissions across all sectors of Irish society.

As guardians of Ireland’s vital €2.7bn, 14,617km national gas network, owned by the people of Ireland, we aim to deliver our services in a sustainable manner and ensure we contribute to the protection of the environment while supporting the social and economic development of the communities we operate in, as well as the wider economy.

The six United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals at the core of our Sustainability Strategy

In 2019, we developed our Sustainability Strategy with our Vision 2050, 2030 Business Strategy and six SDGs at its core. Working with our key stakeholders, we identified our sustainability priorities through a materiality assessment process.

Sustainability at Gas Networks Ireland includes supporting the health and wellbeing of our employees in the workplace and positively impacting the communities in which we operate. Our approach to sustainability is underpinned by our three economic, social and environmental pillars and six aforementioned SDGs.

Sustainability is a key pillar of our business strategy and we continue to embed sustainability into our strategy and purpose. We work closely with our stakeholders and are committed to being transparent about our sustainability performance.

During 2020 we continued to embed sustainability into our strategy and purpose.

Strategy framework

2030 Strategy

Growth

Delivery

Sustainability

Customer

People & Culture

Sustainability

Economic

Primary UNSDG

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

Primary UNSDG

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation.

Social

Primary UNSDG

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all.

Supporting UNSDG

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all.

Environment

Supporting UNSDG

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

Supporting UNSDG

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.