We’re working responsibly across all our activities from the products and services we provide to the buildings that we work from and the way we work with suppliers.
- Promoting Sustainability
Farming the Wind
When it comes to generating energy, Viridian is the largest player in the all-Ireland market. And without around 25% of Ireland’s wind power provided through their Energia Supply division, they are committed to doing so sustainably. Its renewable portfolio generates around 2,238GWh for 2015/6, offsetting the emission over 828,000 tonnes of C02 per annum.
Wind power generates very little greenhouse gas emissions, will not run out and is not imported. It’s very much a win-win situation.
To bring this scheme to completion, total senior debt of around £77m has been raised on a 50/50 basis by Bank of Ireland UK and Nord LB to fund construction of 24 wind turbines across four windfarm sites in Counties Tyrone and Antrim in Northern Ireland to date. In doing so, we’ve not only shown our commitment to the environment but also to partnership.
Bank of Ireland supports Junk Kouture which in 2015 saw 80 students representing teams from schools across Ireland and Northern Ireland show off their creations at the Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture Grand Final 2015.
Made out of stuff we throw away every day, the creative inspiration behind each of them came from teams of three Transition Year students supported only by their teachers at local schools throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland. It shows all the young students that their creativity has no limits and they can use it to make a positive difference to the planet.
- Sustainable Agri
Bank of Ireland UK is a strong supporter of the Agri sector in Northern Ireland. More than 20 farms volunteered to represent their industry at the Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend in June this year.
Communities and schools are invited to visit the participating farms to create awareness of the importance of farming to everyone in Northern Ireland and increasing the value placed on local food production from the general public.