Sustainable Development Office Targets

 

Sustainable Development Office Targets 2018

ObjectiveTargetAchievement 
Electricity iconTo reduce
electricity consumption
Reduce electricity usage by 20% Green light21.8% reduction
Gas iconTo reduce
gas consumption
Reduce gas usage by 25% Red light5.53% reduction *
Water iconTo reduce
water consumption
Reduce water usage by 20% Green light47% reduction
Waste iconTo reduce the amount of
waste sent to landfill
Increase the amount of waste recycled within Parliament Buildings to 85% ** Red light66.4% recycling rate
Paper iconTo reduce
paper consumption
Reduce paper consumption by 50% Green light70.7% reduction
Performance iconTo improve the Northern Ireland Assembly’s Environmental performance To continue with the Employee Supported Volunteering and encourage staff to avail of it. Amber lightOngoing 
Performance iconTo improve the Northern Ireland Assembly’s Environmental performance To commit the Northern Ireland Assembly to participate in 3 specific challenges per year. Green light29 challenges

 

Sustainable Development Office Targets 2022

ObjectiveTargetStatus to date 
Electricity iconTo reduce electricity consumption Reduce electricity usage by 35% from 2008/2009 figures  Amber light29.4% reduction 
Gas iconTo reduce gas consumption Reduce gas usage by 16% from 2008/2009 figures Amber light8.6% reduction
Waste iconTo reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill Reduce the amount of waste produced by 55% from 2008/2009 figures** Amber light51.6% reduction
Waste iconTo reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill Work towards UK Plastic Pact to reduce single use plastics by 2025  Amber light Ongoing
Paper iconTo reduce paper consumption Reduce paper consumption by 85% from 2008/2009 figures Amber light81.5% reduction
Performance iconTo improve the Northern Ireland Assembly's Environmental performance To continue with the Employee Supported Volunteering and encourage staff to avail of it  Amber lightOngoing 
Performance iconTo improve the Northern Ireland Assembly's Environmental performance To commit the Northern Ireland Assembly to participate in 5 specific challenges per year  Green light11 challenges

* We had anticipated better gains from the roof project and the planned metering upgrade.

** Secondary segregation by the waste contractor means there is zero waste to landfill

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