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:
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.
We will measure our success through the quality of our service, as seen by our customers, which should result in delivering sustained and profitable growth for the benefit of our shareholders and staff.
We believe that the sea is one of our planet's most precious assets, essential to our own quality of life, as well as to the lives of those creatures that directly depend on it for their sustenance and welfare.
Expert whale and dolphin watchers from the IWDG conduct sighting surveys from on-board Ulysses during the crossing between Dublin and Holyhead and also on board the Isle of Inishmore during the crossing from Rosslare and Pembroke. The surveys supply vital base-line data on cetacean density and distribution in the Irish Sea, Celtic Sea and English Channel. The data supplied by these surveys will aid in the identification of important habitats for European cetaceans and help to devise programmes for their long term conservation and protection.