*Calor Ireland brings unique rural focus to sustainability
Calor Ireland has achieved the Business Working Responsibly Mark for responsible and sustainable business practices. Calor has become one of just 40 companies in Ireland to attain the prestigious Mark, developed by Business in the Community Ireland and independently audited by the NSAI, is based on ISO 26000.
The Mark assesses best in class corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability and looks at leadership, policies, practices, performance, and impact in areas such as; employee engagement, innovation, environmental practices, supply chain management and engagement with the local community.
Calor has a proud history of sustainable innovation in Ireland. For over 80 years they have been helping homes and businesses across the island of Ireland to transition to lower carbon energy. In 2018, it became the first Irish energy supplier to make a renewable gas, Calor BioLPG, available to homes and businesses across the island. Calor BioLPG is certified at EU level as offering up to 90% lower emissions than existing LPG products. Using BioLPG also dramatically reduces the level of particulate emissions when compared to coal or oil.
Speaking about the achievement, Duncan Osborne, Chief Executive, Calor Ireland said: “The Business Working Responsibly mark is a true representation of the work and commitment to sustainability by every member of our team here at Calor. Our goal is to be a carbon neutral business by 2037, our centenary year. As an energy company we are acutely aware of the need to decarbonise our business and to help others to do the same. The journey that we have taken with BITCI will help us in achieving that goal. In addition to the progress we are making in using resources more efficiently, we are embracing a broader approach to sustainability, which encompasses every aspect of our business. Achieving the Mark underpins our commitment to a sustainable future for our employees, customers, suppliers, the environment and rural communities across Ireland.”
Since joining Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI) network in 2018 Calor has shown full support of BITCI’s objective that businesses in Ireland should lead by example, through action, not just aspiration, and tackle the major issues facing our communities, our country and our planet.
Tomás Sercovich, Chief Executive of Business in the Community Ireland commented: “The Mark is challenging to achieve so I congratulate Calor on getting it. Employees, customers, suppliers and many other stakeholders want to know what companies are doing when it comes to environmental issues, work-life balance, social inclusion and much more. In addition, investors are increasingly asking about a companies’ sustainability credentials when investing so the Mark is a great measurement and validation for any company.”
Calor’s position as a leading energy provider across rural Ireland, gives a different perspective on the challenges faced in decarbonising their homes and businesses. Calor’s continuing focus will be on helping to lead the transition to a cleaner energy supply for rural homes and businesses. Through its membership of Business in the Community Ireland and as a leading sponsor of the educational Cool Planet Experience, Calor continues to demonstrate its commitment to education and promotion of sustainable living and working.