Irish Continental Group recognises that all forms of transport, including ships, have an unavoidable impact on the environment. We are committed to reducing negative impacts through:
- Consistent compliance with the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from ships (MARPOL 73/78).
- Minimising the consumption of non-renewable fossil fuels, including, for example, using electricity to power our cranes.
- Using an oil recovery system to collect all waste oil from our ships. This oil is then recycled.
- Bulk purchasing to reduce the number of deliveries and packaging, and segregation of all waste cardboard packaging for recycling.
- Minimising wave generation, thus minimising disturbance of coastal habitats.
- Painting the hulls of all our ferries with tin-free non-toxic paints to avoid the release of harmful agents into the sea.
- Promoting customer awareness of the marine environment.
- Recycling paper at our Head Office in Dublin.
- Reducing the sulphur content in marine fuels used on all of our vessels in compliance with the requirements of European Directive 2005/33/EC.
Irish Continental Group continues to take an active interest in the communities within which it operates. Each separate business unit assists in local initiatives through sponsorship and organised events. We recognise the important role played by charities and community organisations within our communities and we are happy to help these organisations achieve their goals.