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Corporate Social Responsibility

Improving lives and making a lasting difference in the communities in which our businesses operate is at the core of AES’ mission.

Our approach to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is based on a strategy developed by AES people in line with our company goals and tailored to the needs of our communities. Our strategy is designed to deliver programmes and initiatives which create longer-term relationships with local communities and development opportunities for AES people.

In the UK & Ireland, our CSR pillars are Environmental Improvement, Employability, Supporting Communities, and Engaging Employees. For more information please see the UK & Ireland CSR Strategy.

We are proud of our leading CSR programme and the AES people who make it happen. AES is the first ever organisation to be awarded the Silver Certification by Business in the Community Northern Ireland’s CORE corporate responsibility standard. We also won Business of the Year in the 2015 Arts & Business Awards in recognition of our CSR programme. Find out more about the Awards and Recognition we’ve received for this work.

We deliver a long-standing biodiversity programme protecting the important species on our generation sites and improving awareness of biodiversity in our communities through external volunteering and education programmes.

AES Energy Efficiency in the Community Programme

As part of our Environmental Improvement pillar, the AES Energy Efficiency in the Community Programme supported 12 local businesses to improve their energy efficiency. Small businesses received a free energy audit, tailored recommendations and support to install measures identified.

“Like all small businesses we are very cost-conscious, the AES energy audit programme has been a great help in identifying practical opportunities to improve our environmental performance and reduce costs”.
Cafe owner, Larne, Northern Ireland