Environment

We are focused on improving our environmental performance and aim to continually improve on our sustainability performance. This is managed through our independently- certified management systems.  We understand that our activities can have a lasting impact and are committed to managing our environmental responsibilities effectively.  

Energy and Carbon Management

Low Carbon Pledge

We have signed up to Business in the Community Ireland’s Low Carbon Pledge and are committed to reducing Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emission intensity by 50% by 2030. We are also committed to being a net zero carbon emissions organisation by 2050.

First in Ireland for BREEAM ‘Excellent in Use’

Our Dockland Campus at North Wall Quay was the first in Ireland to achieve the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM) rating 'Excellent in Use'. This follows the building's 'Outstanding in Design' rating. BREEAM rated developments are more sustainable environments that enhance the well-being of the people who live and work in them, while protecting natural resources. 

Energy Management ISO 50001 for Sandyford

Our Currency Centre in Sandyford achieved energy management ISO 50001 accreditation, which helps organisations reduce energy consumption and tackle climate change.  

Other Accreditations

Other accreditations we have achieved include ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, and ISO 50001 for our Dockland Campus at North Wall Quay.

Sustainable Travel and Biodiversity

We encourage our staff and visitors to use sustainable transport, assisted by our visitor management system, which provides visitors with public transport options in emails confirming their visit details. We have a three-year biodiversity action plan, which has driven activities including replanting our rooftop garden.

Integrated Policy Statement | pdf 162 KB

Find out more detail on the Banks environmental, health and safety (EHS) performance in the latest EHS Performance Report 2018.

EHS Performance Report 2018 | pdf 2249 KB

Access to Information on the Environment (AIE) Officer

Further information is available about the environment by emailing AIE Officer, John Sammin.