Corporate social responsibility

Dublin Port Company recognises its role in the local communities with which it has strong connections over past generations and the CSR programme comprises three elements of support for these local communities ­ education, community events and sports.

CSR has a central and important place at the heart of Dublin Port Company¹s Strategic Plan where CSR is defined as Œthe commitment of the Port to contribute to sustainable economic development ­ working with employees, the local community and society at large to improve the quality of life, in ways that are both good for the business of the Port and good for Dublin City, its citizens and visitors.¹

In particular, we recognise our role in the local communities with which we have strong connections over past generations and our CSR programme comprises three elements of support for these local communities:

  • Education as a means to improve the economic wellbeing of local people through to the generation of employment opportunities in the local economy;
  • Community events;
  • Sports in local communities and in Dublin Bay.

We have established our Advisory Group (with membership from both the Board and the Executive) and the Board approved terms of reference for the group. As part of this approval, we also set a target for our cash contribution to CSR activities of 1.0% of pre-tax profits.

In September 2015. Dublin Port Company was awarded with ŒExcellence in the Community¹, for the sponsorship of the National College of Ireland ­ Early Learning Initiative. The Early Learning Initiative¹s mission, is to address the educational disadvantaged, through the provision of an integrated programme for children, their parents/families, and educators from the early years up to third-level.

Through our CSR strategy, Dublin Port Company continues to build on the strong and historic relationship¹s it has with the city and its local communities.