firmus energy is proud to be actively involved in communities across Northern Ireland.
We recognise that the local areas in which we operate are fundamental to the future of our business and its people.
Charity of the Year
The activity started early in 2014 with 15 staff members committing to run the RiverRock Belfast City Marathon for our Charity of the Year, CLIC Sargent. Thanks to the fantastic support of colleagues, friends and family, almost £2,000 was raised which was then matched pound for pound by firmus energy giving a grand total of £4k for this one event. Throughout the year other fundraising days, lead by other employees have helped gather much needed funds for the charity and the overall presentation cheque was written for £13,000 at the end of 2014.
Cares Shop Challenge
Last year, firmus energy in this year’s BITCNI Cares Shop Challenge in Ballyclare increased normal Thursday takings by 2,500%. Over 250 hours was committed to this campaign in 2014.
firmus energy’s ‘warming communities’ campaign went from strength to strength in 2014 with over half of firmus energy staff members taking part in local community clean up days in Happitots Playgroup, Cullybackey and the Giant’s Causeway, Bushmills.
firmus energy has been involved in a number of other community schemes including the BITCNI's ‘Time to Read’ initiative which paired volunteers with Key Stage 2 children (P5-P7). To wrap up the year firmus donated £2000’s worth of toys to St Vincent de Paul and Salvation Army for their family appeal. firmus energy’s CSR strategy fully embraces the company’s values of clarity, empathy, integrity and teamwork and our staff are dedicated to making a difference in our local communities.. firmus energy’s CSR strategy is fully based on its company’s values; clarity, empathy, integrity and teamwork.
firmus energy offer safety talks to schools that we are working near. This talk is aimed at primary 4 through 7 children and is designed to explain the risks of playing on, or with our pipes and general health and safety around any building site. The visit lasts an hour and the children receive special goodies afterwards. Or as an alternative to a visit, firmus energy offer informative worksheets (see below) for both key stage 1 and 2 pupils. These colourful, engaging worksheets highlight the dangers of playing on gas pipes and educate children about natural gas through crosswords, word paths and a colouring section for younger pupils.