EPS Unveils "Charged Up" Sustainability Commitment on World Earth Day

Our Sustainability Commitment

EPS Group marked World Earth Day (April 22nd) by unveiling the latest additions to the company’s extensive fleet – two electric Renault Kangoos.

It comes as the company is encouraging it’s 533 strong workforce to consider the switch to electric vehicles by installing electric charging points at its Irish branches.

The company also uses 100% renewable electricity thanks to its energy provider Energia, who are also supporting the electric vehicle rollout.

Managing Director Patrick Buckley points out that EPS’ sustainability journey dates back to 2002 and the company is focused on its Net Zero responsibilities for the future.

We were the first water and wastewater solution company in Ireland to be awarded ISO 14001 for our Environmental Management, we also led the way in our sector when we were the first to receive ISO 50001 for our Energy Management and we’ve been measuring and reducing our carbon emissions by an average of 2.5% annually since 2010 under the CEMARS (Certified Emissions Measurement & Reduction Scheme).

We are also focused on alignment with the UN Global Compact’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), which take a more holistic approach to sustainability, there are clear links between our operations as a business and some of the 17 SDGs such as the provision of clean water and sanitation; affordable and clean energy; life below water but also principles such as zero hunger; peace, justice and strong institutions.

Supported by Energia

Aidan Brennan, Key Account Manager at Energia commented, “At Energia, we are committed to Irish communities and businesses and, as a long-standing partner of EPS, we have seen first-hand how important sustainability is to their team. We look forward to continuing to support them in the coming years”.

Supported by Kearys Renault Pro+

EPS has been working closely with Keary’s Renault Pro+ as they continue to introduce electric vehicles to the company’s fleet in line with natural wastage. 

“As Renault is the number one EV manufacturer in Ireland in 2020, we are delighted that EPS recognise the value in EV and develop their fleet with us,” said Kevin Hourihan, Fleet Manager, Kearys Renault.