Energia Group welcomes the release of the third Elevate Pledge Report

Energia Group welcomes the release of the third Elevate Pledge Report produced by Business in the Community Ireland. As an organisation committed to providing an inclusive work environment that celebrates diversity and fosters professional learning and development opportunities, Energia Group has been a signatory of the Elevate Pledge since 2021, and actively demonstrates its commitment through a number of actions.


In 2022, as part of the company’s broader strategy of supporting all employees through every life stage and fostering a culture of inclusivity, the Group introduced two women’s health policies, Pregnancy Loss and Fertility Treatment, as well as a manager’s guidance document to support women through the Menopause. In the last year, the Group has continued to deliver initiatives focusing on fostering an inclusive workplace. These initiatives include the Group’s partnership with Riley, an eco-friendly company that is providing free period care products to all Energia Group employees across its offices in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The Group has also rolled out of the Read & Write software to all its employees, a tool designed to support neurodiverse employees by offering help with everyday tasks like reading text out loud, understanding unfamiliar words, researching assignments and proofing written work.

These measures are just some of the initiatives being implemented by Energia Group, and are part of its wider sustainability strategy aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, including SDG 8: Decent Work & Economic Growth and SDG 5: Gender Equality.

Commenting on the launch of the third Elevate Pledge report, Paula McBrien, Energia Group Talent & Development Business Partner said, “At Energia Group, we welcome the release of the third Elevate Pledge Report that highlights our dedication to creating an inclusive workplace for all our staff across the island of Ireland, in line with SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth. We understand that diversity and inclusion are essential elements for building a successful workplace where uniqueness is celebrated, and everyone feels they belong. By fostering an inclusive culture, we continue to create a more innovative, productive, and fulfilling work environment for all, making sure that all voices are heard, and that everyone feels valued.”

The Elevate Pledge Report provides an overview of the progress made by Irish businesses in fulfilling their commitments to the Elevate Pledge. The report highlights the positive impact that businesses are having on their workplaces and showcases initiatives from signatories of the pledge. To read the report please visit https://www.bitc.ie/theleaders-group-on- sustainability/inclusive-workplace-pledge/