Group Policies



  • Group Environmental Policy

    Group Environmental Policy 2019

    The facilitation of a clean environment and effective environmental protection is a fundamental aspect of good business practice. Bank of Ireland Group recognises that its business activities have an impact on the environment, both globally and locally. Therefore, it is our policy to minimise the impact of our operations on the environment.

    The Scope includes the management of environmental impacts of all administration buildings and retail branches within ROI/NI & GB including Head Office, Global Markets, IT and Operations Centres.

    We are actively engaged to pollution prevention measures through the ongoing identification, control and reduction of those significant environmental impacts associated with our activities.

    These include:

    • Consumption of utilities i.e. electricity/gas/oil
    • Water consumption
    • Paper consumption
    • Waste management
    • Supplier and subcontractor control

    We are committed to a process of continuous improvement of environmental performance through:

    • Implementing this policy by setting objectives and targets and developing environmental programmes
    • Measuring environmental performance on an ongoing basis and using this information to regularly review policy, objectives, targets and the allocation of resources
    • Encouraging, guiding and supporting staff to act in accordance with this environmental policy
    • Working with suppliers and sub-contractors to minimise their environmental impacts and to adhere to this policy when working with Bank of Ireland
    • Auditing and monitoring operational environmental risks and reviewing practices where necessary

    We are committed to complying with all relevant environmental legislation. The Group is also committed to supporting environmental initiatives in society, the economy and the business community.

    This Bank of Ireland Environmental policy is reviewed annually as part of the senior management review of the ISO14001 Environmental Management System.

    This policy is available on the Bank of Ireland’s Yammer site, and also on the Bank’s website www.bankofireland.com.

    Signed: Treasa Whyte

    Date: 30/08/2019

    Head of Property, Logistics & Specialist Operations

  • Group Energy Policy

    Group Energy Policy 2019

    This policy sets out Bank of Ireland Group's Energy Programme, based on industry best practice, and the requirements of legislation and building regulations, but cognisant of the operational needs of the organisation.

    Bank of Ireland seeks to be a responsible energy manager, promoting energy efficiency throughout its operations, and reducing our use of energy resources. We also promote the importance of good energy management for the economic, social and environmental well-being of its employees, customers and businesses.

    Bank of Ireland as a nationally recognised market leader in financial services and a responsible property manager is committed to:

    • Improving our energy performance
    • Reducing our emissions of greenhouse gases
    • Reducing our energy costs
    • Reducing our dependence on finite fossil fuels

    We operate a process of continual improvement of energy management and through our group wide ISO 50001 energy management system which enables

    • Setting objectives and targets and developing energy action plans
    • Measuring energy use on an ongoing basis and using this information to regularly review policy, objectives, targets and the allocation of resources
    • Educating and training contractors involved in building operations to ensure they deliver services in an energy efficient manner
    • Raising awareness amongst employees on energy usage; encouraging, guiding and supporting staff to act in accordance with this energy policy
    • Ensuring all major programmes including procurement of products, services or design activities undertaken within the Group consider the ongoing energy related costs – total cost of ownership – as part of the investment assessment criteria

    The scope includes the energy management of all administration buildings and retail branches within ROI/NI &GB including Head Office, Global Markets, IT and Operations Centres.

    Bank of Ireland Group is a signatory to the BITC Carbon Pledge and has committed to reducing our 2011 carbon emissions by 50% by 2030.

    Bank of Ireland recognises the importance of energy efficiency and is making available all the necessary information and appropriate resources to achieve the above objectives and targets

    In line with the Bank of Ireland Group Code of Conduct (January 2019), we will also “comply with the law, any applicable regulatory directives and all relevant codes of practice” with respect to energy management. This compliance will extend to all Group policies and commitments and any external commitments, such as our participation in SEAI’s or LIEN.

    This Bank of Ireland energy policy is reviewed annually as part of the senior management review of the ISO50001 Energy Management System.

    This policy is available on the Bank of Ireland’s Yammer site, and also on the Bank’s website www.bankofireland.com.

    I fully endorse this Energy Programme and will support employees in the delivery of the key objectives outlined in this policy

    Signed: Treasa Whyte

    Date: 30/08/2019

    Head of Property, Logistics & Specialist Operations