Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
At Mercury, we recognise the diversity of the different regions and industries in which we work and adapt our working practices to accommodate those differences accordingly. Our success in recent years has led to continuous growth, new opportunities and expansion into brave new territories and markets.
We foster a Mercury culture of caring – about quality, about safety and about community. We’re determined to make a positive contribution to all the communities in which we operate through our daily operations - to our employees, to our business partners and to society in general.
Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI) network - In a dynamic and changing environment, sustainable businesses are successful businesses.
We are part of a network of over 100 of Ireland’s most established companies who are part of the movement for sustainable change.
BITCI act as an adviser in sustainability and corporate social responsibility and provides access to best practice and support businesses with practical management and monitoring systems.
Mercury joined the network in March 2020.
Who we Support:
The Temple Street Foundation
“On behalf of our little patients and their parents, I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the staff and customers of Mercury for continuing to help our little heroes. Here in Temple Street, our one important goal is to help save the lives of critically ill children in Ireland, now and for generations to come. Your support ensures we can do this – by purchasing equipment which helps save lives every single day. The vital funds raised by Mercury employees and customers are a lifeline for so many of our little patients. You are their lifesaver.”
CEO of Fundraising for Temple Street
Irish Cancer Society
“On behalf of everyone at the Irish Cancer Society, I’d like to say a huge thanks to all of the staff at Mercury Engineering, who as part of their ‘Be Brave – Stand Up to Cancer’ campaign have raised over €41, 000 to support people affected by cancer throughout Ireland. These incredible funds will go towards our night nursing service, our volunteering driving service, our cancer nurse line and will also fund vital cancer research.”
The Irish Cancer Society
Mercury are proud supporters of Darkness into Light and have taken part over the past several years, matching each Mercury employee registration with a donation directly to Pieta House. We also host our yearly Jack Clancy Cup, an intercompany 5-a-side tournament is raising money for Pieta House.
Local sports teams & athletes
We believe you have to be brave to achieve incredible things, that's why Mercury backs local teams & athletes across Europe & Ireland including Frankfurt GAA, Cuala GAA Dublin, Power Lifter Robert Powell and many more.
DC's for Bees
Mercury is an active participant in the DC's for Bees initiative, a sustainability initiative of the Irish Data Centre community, supported by the Native Woodland Trust to preserve bees in Ireland. Of the 98 species of bee in Ireland, almost one third are threatened with extinction. The decline is escalating in some species, in particular, the bumblebee, set to decline by 90% by 2050. We are proud to be part of the first industry initiative to come together even with our competitors to take meaningful action. Not only is it the right thing to do, but we also want to inspire other industries to take action and be a part of the solution.
At Mercury, we believe in doing things smarter, better and more sustainable. We have many company initiatives in place to encourage greater environmental management.
Examples of these initiatives include:
Low carbon pledge - Mercury signed BITCI's low carbon pledge in March 2020.
The purpose of this pledge is to practically demonstrate commitment by Irish business to reduce carbon emissions and to act as a catalyst for wider, complementary initiatives and actions, to assist companies achieve their reduction targets.
All signatory companies commit to reducing their Scope 1 & 2 greenhouse gas emission intensity by 50% by 2030.
Sustainability Committee & Work Groups – Our dedicated sustainability committee and our EHS department work to implement sustainable initiatives across Mercury.
Commuting Schemes – We encourage and promote a green environment and the reduction of fossil fuel emissions through a variety of employee commuter schemes. As such, all Mercury employees can avail of the below:
- Carpooling – We encourage and assist employees to carpool together, helping our staff drive smarter and more sustainably every day.
- Cycle to Work – Our Cycle to Work initiative gives our team the opportunity to sacrifice part of their salary in return for a bicycle and/or selected safety equipment to use for journeys to and from work, saving them up to 52% of the costs through their taxes.
- TaxSaver Commuter Tickets – We encourage our staff to use public transport where possible and sensible. Mercury employees can have their commuter tickets deducted through their salary, saving up to 52% of the costs through their taxes.
Paperless office – Mercury operates in an increasingly paperless environment, with all documents saved and shared on our secure internal cloud document storage & collaboration solution, reducing printing requirements across all our global sites and offices. Mercury also uses DocuSign, saving 80,000 sheets of paper being printed every year.
Recycling – We have recently invested in new recycling initiatives, with all of our waste paper, toner cartridges, batteries, cardboard and plastic containers recycled responsibly.
Waste reduction - We also recently announced a new initiative to remove all single-use coffee and water cups across our office and replace them with multi-use keep cups and water bottles.
Energy management – We take active steps to manage our energy requirements responsibly and reduce our carbon footprint. We ensure that all our electronics are switched off outside of business hours and over weekends and holidays.