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At NIE Networks, we endeavour to act in an environmentally responsible manner at all times and ensure our core values and beliefs are upheld with respect to environmental performance. We aim to minimise our environmental impact and prevent unnecessary pollution, reduce generated waste and increase the efficiency of resource and energy usage.

We have a dedicated Environment Officer who regularly monitors and evaluates the company’s performance against targets and our Environmental Management System.

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NIE Networks achieved Platinum Accreditation for the Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey for the fifth consecutive year in 2021, recognising NIE Networks as going above and beyond its legal requirements to improve their environmental impacts and better manage their resources.

Our Environmental Management Committee has been driving a campaign to avoid single use plastic across all our sites. We’ve teamed up with RSPB NI to raise awareness of this issue.

NIE Networks has been accredited as a Wildlife Aware organisation by our partners at Ulster Wildlife in recognition of the vital role we play in protecting Northern Ireland’s wildlife and habitats. Through this partnership we helped develop a bespoke Wildlife Aware Guide and training programme for employees, to help them protect and identify wildlife and better understand the environment they come in contact with daily.

NIE Networks has a dedicated partnership with The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) that involves planting native trees across Northern Ireland with staff volunteering alongside those from TCV. NIE Networks is further supporting the growth of native trees by training staff to identify and collect locally sourced seeds that will then be grown at the TCV Tree Nursery.

NIE Networks is a committed participant of Belfast City Council’s Million Trees Project.

NIE Networks has also contributed funding to the RSPB NI peatland restoration project.