CIÉ and Sustainability

What we do
The CIÉ Group Sustainability Department is responsible for group sustainability strategy development, leading a Sustainability Steering Group of subsidiary divisional experts and coordinating the execution of a portfolio of projects across the group’s operations.
 
The CIÉ Group Sustainability Strategy 2020 outlines the coordinated plan of action to be delivered by the group. The strategy aims to provide a pathway for maximising contribution to the targets outlined in the national Climate Action Plan (2019) and the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
 
The CIÉ Group Sustainability portfolio spans priority areas of:
  • Climate Action
  • Transport-oriented Development
  • Responsible Consumption and Production
  • Climate Resilience
  • Biodiversity
  • Community Engagement and Heritage
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Gender Equality and Equality of Opportunity
  • Partnerships
Hydrogen Bus Trial 
We were delighted to announce the start of a trial for the first Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle bus in Ireland.  The single deck Caetano hydrogen powered bus trial was operated by the CIÉ operating companies, Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus, through November and December and was run in conjunction with the Department of Transport.  The trial had been planned and delivered with our partners in Hydrogen Mobility Ireland and formed part of a broad strategy to adopt low emissions bus and rail technologies, to decarbonise public transport.  

It plays an important role in delivering on the CIÉ Group Sustainability Strategy 2020

The trial was launched on Monday 9th November 2020 by the Minister of Transport, Eamon Ryan.
For more information go to
: Hydrogen Mobility Ireland


 

CIÉ Sustainability Strategy

CIÉ is in a unique position to assist in addressing national economic, social and environmental challenges.
Our sustainability strategy represents a coordinated plan of action across the Group and aims to align operations with the targets outlined in the national Climate Action Plan and the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

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Air Quality

Fuel consumption continues to fall year-on-year with the continued renewal of our bus fleet and increased operational efficiency across our operations.

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Congestion

A single full bus has the ability to remove approximately 80 private cars from our roads, reducing congestion and traffic jams around cities.  A commuter train can carry over 1,000 passengers.

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Sustainable Development

The CIÉ Group is committed to playing a role in the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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Climate Action

The CIÉ Group plays and integral role in delivering a national strategy for decarbonisation and is prioritising its climate change responsibilities.

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