Sustainability Report 2020

About us

At Gas Networks Ireland, we take the nature and quality of our relationships with all our stakeholders very seriously. We work closely to understand their views and interests, to deliver our projects in partnership, and to respond to their interests as we progress our plans.

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General public and communities

Representative bodies include

Individuals, communities, environmental groups, consumer groups, business interest groups, farming bodies and industry bodies.

Priorities

Ensure safe, secure and reliable gas supply.

Maintain competitiveness.

Support social and economic growth.

Response

Focus on engagement at local and community level.

Maintain excellent performance in responding promptly to reports of gas escapes.

Continue to operate efficiently.

Provide infrastructure to facilitate economic growth.

  • Surveys
  • Face to face
  • Roundtables
  • Information events
  • Working groups
  • Website social media
  • Multi-stakeholder meetings
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Partners

Representative bodies include

Partners, third-party service providers and suppliers.

Priorities

Work effectively together to deliver quality services.

Response

Hold frequent performance reviews and forward planning discussions with our service partners.

  • Surveys
  • Face to face
  • Roundtables
  • Information events
  • Working groups
  • Website social media
  • Multi-stakeholder meetings
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Regulators

Representative bodies include

Commission for Regulation of Utilities, Utility Regulator (Northern Ireland), Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Great Britain).

Priorities

Deliver initiatives to implement energy and climate policies.

Continue to roll out the Gas Networks Ireland Business Plan including the delivery of the Capital Investment Plan.

Operate efficiently and reduce costs.

Response

Continue to roll out the Gas Networks Ireland Business Plan, including the delivery of actions attributed under the Climate Action Plan 2019.

Invest in compressed natural gas (CNG) projects.

  • Surveys
  • Face to face
  • Roundtables
  • Information events
  • Working groups
  • Website social media
  • Multi-stakeholder meetings
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Shareholders

Representative bodies include

Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

Priorities

Implement Government policy.

Communicate accurately and transparently and demonstrate progress against plans.

Response

Develop and deliver business plans that are aligned with Government policies.

Regular performance reports and updates are issued to monitoring and oversight bodies.

Prepare for Ervia separation during 2023.

  • Surveys
  • Face to face
  • Roundtables
  • Information events
  • Working groups
  • Website social media
  • Multi-stakeholder meetings