Our Mission, Vision and Values


Our mission is:

To protect and improve the environment as a valuable asset for the people of Ireland.  To protect our people and the environment from harmful effects of radiation and pollution.


Our vision is:

A clean, healthy and well protected environment supporting a sustainable society and economy.


Our values are:

  • We are a trusted, independent and authoritative advocate for the environment.
  • We make objective decisions based on the best available scientific evidence and information.
  • We manage our resources effectively and efficiently to deliver value to the public,
  • We regulate in a fair, proportionate and transparent manner and target those who don't comply.
  • We make a difference by working with others to build trust, networks and partnerships to deliver effective outcomes.
  • We strive continuously for improvement and excellence through learning and development.
  • We are innovative, adaptive and open to new and flexible ways of working.
  • We design and deliver services from the citizen's point of view.
  • We provide our services in a manner that is competent, courteous and responsive.
  • We work together to deliver effective outcomes.
  • We support, trust and value our colleagues and empower each other to make decisions.
  • We are open and honest with each other.
  • We constructively challenge and encourage each other to do better.