Our vision for the Low Carbon Brighter Future

ESB is making a stand for Ireland’s future, powered by clean, sustainable electricity. We are committed to leading the transition to a reliable, affordable, low-carbon energy future, a future that protects our customers and the economy by maintaining the security and affordability of energy. We are investing and innovating across our business to make this a reality. We are developing new renewable sources of generation and flexible, low-carbon backup generation. We are also reinforcing and enhancing our network to accommodate unprecedented volumes of distributed energy resources and developing customer led solutions that will empower everyone in society to live cleaner, more sustainable lives, powered by electricity.

Since the launch of our Brighter Future strategy in 2017, the imperative for climate action and the societal dialogue around the climate crisis have moved much more centre stage. ESB is already on a journey to a net zero carbon future with an ambitious carbon target and full reporting of our direct and indirect carbon emissions.

ESB has a key role to play in supporting the delivery of the targets contained in the Government’s Climate Action Plan, especially the ambitious targets for 80% renewable electricity and for electrification in transport and domestic heating. The Climate Action Plan sets out how Ireland will deliver on these 2030 targets, while preparing for next zero by 2050 and becoming a leader in responding to climate change. ESB’s strategy is to lead on climate action, which is closely aligned with the national climate ambition. We will deliver against these ambitions by;

  • Bringing clean reliable electricity to our customers
  • Enabling low carbon living
  • Putting people first and leaving no one behind
  • Innovating and investing for the future

Environment and Sustainability Reporting

At ESB, we strive to be as transparent and open in our sustainability and environment reporting. 

CDP – Carbon Disclosure Project Rating

ESB has been recognised for leadership in corporate sustainability by global environmental non-profit CDP, securing a place on its prestigious ‘A List’ for tackling climate change. This makes ESB one of only four companies in Ireland  and one of just 270 globally that achieved the A score for climate change disclosure in 2020.

The Carbon Disclosure Project – CDP, is the world's leading disclosure system for environmental data. It enables companies, cities and organisations to voluntarily disclose their climate-related strategies, performance and risks and opportunities. Investors and customers commonly use the information reported to the CDP as a basis for decision-making. Based on companies' performance and disclosure CDP provides a score ranging from A to F, based on set criteria.