Sustainability to Dublin Port means ensuring that the Port can exist and operate at a rate which meets present human needs and demands and can expand to meet future needs while preserving the environment and remediating environmental problems of the past to enable the existence and operation of the Port to continue into the future. Dublin Port Company together with our stakeholders’ participation, including port users, work towards ensuring a sustainable port constructed on sustainable operations, activities and developments.
In keeping with the Sustainable Development Goals officially known as transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; Dublin Port Company (DPC) and the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) signed a joint energy efficiency agreement in 2014. As a member of the Public Sector Energy Partnership Programme, the agreement means that Dublin Port Company and SEAI will work in partnership to achieve a target of 33% energy efficiency savings and improvements by 2020. DPC also obtained certification for ISO 50001 the international Energy Management Standard in December 2016.
DPC’s Corporate Social Responsibility activities allow us to integrate social and environmental concerns into our business operations. DPC is committed to not only considering the environment, but also the anthropogenic impact of the environment, ecology and preservation of the environment. Integration of the Port with Dublin City is one of our main objectives.