Sustainability

Sustainability is at the foundation of our core values, and is inherent to our company mission statement.

In October 2022, we introduced our 2030 Vision, presenting our Sustainability Strategy spanning from 2022 to 2030. This document sets out our sustainability goals in line with the UN SDG categories of People, Planet, and Performance, and defines measurable actions to achieve these goals over the course of 2022 – 2030.

Measurement

We use the UN SDG Performance Score to assess our progress on our sustainability goals, which is a crucial measure of how effectively our company is working toward global sustainability and development goals. It reflects our dedication to making a positive impact on a global scale by addressing critical issues such as poverty, health, education, gender equality, clean water, and climate action.

Our commitment to evaluating our sustainability initiatives against this globally recognized benchmark underscores our dedication to making continuous improvements in sustainability.

We conducted assessments of our policies, systems, and business practices to determine our initial scores as we embarked on our sustainability journey in 2022. These assessments are regularly conducted to monitor our progress as we strive towards our objectives for 2030. We publish progress reports to maintain transparency and accountability to our stakeholders, ensuring they are informed about our sustainability efforts and achievements.

Sustainable Development Goals

Our sustainability team meet regularly and ensure progress against our 2030 goals, including, but not limited to, the following areas:

Includes projects in health surveillance, youth employment, gender diversity, employee assistance, a company employee wellbeing program, and an active CSR program with beneficiaries including St. Vincent de Paul, the Jack & Jill Foundation, Unicef, Trocaire, youth clubs, sports clubs, and schools.

Includes sustainability education for all staff, a career development plan implementation, CIRI accreditation, further education of staff, and collaboration with education providers to affect change beyond Clancy.

Includes introduction of an Energy Policy, site sustainability champions, energy audits, renewable energy initiatives, sustainable travel policy, and a transition to electric vehicles.

Monitoring and comprehensive documentation of our emissions to establish precise and attainable targets that will chart the course toward achieving our 2030 objective: the reduction of scope 1 and 2 emissions stemming from our operations to net zero and developing supporting systems to facilitate the realization of these sustainability goals.

As part of our progress towards achieving our 2030 goal of sending zero waste to landfill, we launched our Waste Management Education and Training Campaign and introduced a revamped approach to waste segregation at our sites. We have established collaborative partnerships with waste providers to quantify and monitor the waste streams leaving each of our sites. This valuable data will be used to inform and enhance our efforts toward the goal of achieving zero waste to landfill.

We continue to focus on our H&S-related goals, underpinned by our number one core value of safety. This includes continuous improvement of our H&S system, innovating with the use of digital systems to monitor performance to identify and address issues, and the implementation of a behaviour-based safety system. We have gained ISO 450001 accreditation, and NISO Health and Safety Distinction award, both of which formally acknowledge the positive and proactive safety management culture and systems that prevail within our organization.

We continue to implement and embed systems to enhance the effective governance of our sustainability commitments and have key policies in place to support this e.g., Whistleblowing Policy, Anti-Bribery Corruption Policy, Supplier Code of Conduct, Sustainable Travel Policy, along with the roll-out and provision of an anonymous reporting system. The Board of Directors are trained in ISO37000:2021, the first ever international benchmark for good governance. We have also integrated sustainability requirements into our management systems, ensuring that our core commitments, risks, and opportunities related to sustainability are taken into account alongside other business needs within our overall business oversight framework.

We have developed and implemented our company Supplier Code of Conduct, a critical instrument that aims to influence and align our suppliers with our commitments to responsible consumption and sustainability. This initiative underscores our dedication to fostering responsible and sustainable supply chain practices throughout our network.

Sustainability Documents