Cruinn were commissioned by Shell Ireland’s Social Investment & Performance team to measure and evaluate their €7M Community Investment from 2009-2014 across the Erris region, Co. Mayo. The research measured the social value and returns these programmes generated, including:
- Local Grants Programme
- Third Level Scholarship Programme
- Irish Language Scholarships Programme
- Corrib Natural Gas Erris Development Fund
These programmes contribute to the long-term economic, social, environmental and cultural development of Kilcommon and the wider Erris region; and Cruinn evaluated the wider community impacts in Kilcommon and the wider Erris region through Shell and its partners provision of both financial and non-financial assistance for the benefit of the local community.
The research informed the future Social Investment strategy for Shell Ireland from 2016-2020 and fitted in with Royal Dutch Shell’s global social investment and performance framework and associated KPIs.
Please watch this video from BITC Ireland about Responsible Business. Michael Crothers, former Managing Director Shell Ireland (watch from 16.29 to 26.55).
"We are now considering how we amend our strategy to reflect the inputs from Cruinn's work and we're happy to sign-off on the final report. Once again thank you for your professionalism, it is much appreciated." Alan Mee, Social Performance Manager.