Corporate Social Responsibility
Ulster Hall plays a vital role in contributing towards the social and economic betterment of the city of Belfast. We are committed to conducting business with a focus on quality as well as social and environmental responsibility.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Waterfront and Ulster Hall strive to build upon our position as a responsible business for customers, visitors, partners and employees. In doing so, we undertake a number of initiatives to support corporate social responsibility.
Our HR Department attends job fairs on a regular basis, giving presentations to jobseekers on what roles we have within our venues and the skills and criteria to apply for each post. We offer employability opportunities which consist of nine placements per year, at various levels, for students and young people.
BWUH Ltd was also proud to have participated in the ‘Get Set’ Programme in association with Youth Action. This 12-week initiative was aimed at young people aged 16-24 not currently employed or in education in order for them to gain qualifications, and to get some hands-on experience on the different roles within our venues.
The company supports the “Springboard” in delivering a Summer Programme. The aim of the programme is to raise the aspirations of young people to help them better understand the relevance of their education to and experience the world of work within the hospitality sector.
Environment is one of our eight company values, and we recognise the impact that our iconic venues have in Northern Ireland. Delivering world-class business and entertainment events benefits everyone – socially, culturally and economically. As custodians of these culturally significant venues, we are committed to delivering on our present aims and objectives without compromising the ability of future generations to successfully continue this legacy. It is our goal to reduce the environmental impact of our business through the adoption and promotion of sustainability principles, providing a safe and sustainable environment for our team, clients and customers, as well as to our communities.
We continually challenge ourselves to seek ways to improve our green credentials. In 2019, we challenged ourselves to be more efficient with the energy we use; our continual improvement brought about the installation of a CHP Unit. CHP stands for ‘combined heat and power’ which is a lower carbon technology that uses waste heat in the building to reduce the CO2 emissions. This has allowed us to reduce the percentage of emissions released into the atmosphere from a staggering 62% of total energy to an unbelievable 13%.
This innovation and forward-thinking approach to the environment gives us pride in the work we carry out every day.
Our chosen charity for 2021/22 at the Waterfront Hall, Ulster Hall and ICC Belfast is Autism NI.
Autism NI is a parent-led partnership organisation formed to promote positive collaboration between parents, professionals and individuals with Autism. The team at BWUH Ltd are excited to get involved in fundraising for the charity across ICC Belfast, Waterfront Hall and Ulster Hall to help spread awareness of services offered to adults, children and families living with autism.
"Autism NI is absolutely delighted to have been chosen by ICC Belfast as their charity of the year for 2019/20. We are really looking forward to working with the team and raising awareness and funds within the organisation in the coming months." Sarah-Jayne Cassells, Autism NI
The Waterfront Hall’s successful Christmas pantomime in 2018 included relaxed performances enabling full inclusion for children and adults, demonstrating the need for added awareness and services for those with non-visible disabilities.
Partnering with Autism NI will mutually benefit both organisations with BWUH Ltd setting their sights on achieving the Autism Impact Award to assist in creating a more ‘autism-friendly environment’ for their customers.