Our Impact
Leaving a Legacy of Sustainable Communities

At Cairn we are working to develop a new, more sustainable way to deliver housing in Ireland. From decarbonisation and biodiversity to inclusive community building and sustainable placemaking, we are working towards a future where everyone can thrive. 

Built For Good

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Homes built to date
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People living in a Cairn built neighbourhood
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People employed on Cairn projects
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Trees planted across our developments

Sustainability Report 2023

At Cairn we are leaving a legacy of community and sustainability that will endure long after our work is done. This idea guides our work and is the driving force behind our commitment to decarbonising the built environment, sustainable building practices, quality, health and safety, and respect for our people.

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Sustainability Report 2023
Purpose Driven

Our purpose comes to life through our material issues and commitments. Safely building diverse, equitable, and sustainable communities where people can thrive.

Health, safety & wellbeing is the number one priority for everyone in Cairn. The standards we set for ourselves help raise the standard for the entire industry.

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Cairn is implementing comprehensive decarbonisation efforts to reduce our environmental impact and promote sustainability within the industry. 

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Since 2015, Cairn have been leaders in biodiversity enhancing initiatives. We are now committed to achieving Biodiversity Net Gain on our developments and going above and beyond to protect natural habitats and native flora and fauna.

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From designing and building neighbourhoods to best practice placemaking principles, to working closely with residents to create cohesive communities where people can thrive.

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We believe that every young person should have the opportunity to take part in sports and art in their local community and grow up understanding how good it makes you feel when you are active and healthy.

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We believe that fostering a culture that celebrates differences and provides equitable opportunities is a strategic asset. Our commitment to ED&I is woven into the fabric of our organization, influencing our recruitment practices, workplace policies, and community engagement initiatives.

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From primary and secondary school, through to college students, apprentices, graduates, and interns, we are dedicated to training the next generation to the highest standards, nurturing their potential and fostering a brighter future for our industry

Training & Education

We work closely with our supply chain partners to support the delivery of our sustainability objectives and our social, economic and environmental responsibilities.

Responsible Sourcing

Stories of Impact
Making a Meaningful Difference

Home Together
Shaping Happy Places
Working with our Home Together team, some of our residents recently held a fantastic Yard Sale, getting involved in the circular economy, getting to meet each other and generating great community spirit
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Building At Scale & Pace
Citywest Topping Out
Footage from our topping out ceremony in Citywest, where we are proud to have constructed over 400 homes with commercial and retail space in just 18 months.
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Introducing the
Cairn Apprenticeship Academy
Cairn has announced plans to develop a Cairn Apprenticeship Academy, in which the business will invest €10m over the next five years.
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Cairn Arts Programme
Three Trouts Mural
Artist Jo Murphy talks about her beautiful mural in Archers Wood, created as part of the Cairn Arts Programme
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