Safety, Health, Environment & Quality

At Bretland, our commitment to safety, health, environment and quality (SHEQ) forms the foundation of everything we do. Guided by robust Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) principles, we pride ourselves on building a legacy that prioritises safety, integrity and the responsibility to shape a better, more sustainable future.


Leading with safety

We’re committed to safety at all levels. Our guiding principle is: ‘Safety first. Always, and for everyone.’ This isn’t just a mantra, it’s a deeply ingrained philosophy that underpins everything we do. 

This is demonstrated by the adoption of our ISO 45001 certified management system, ensuring the highest standards in health and safety practices.

Our health and safety team are experts in their field and lead the way in applying these practices across all Bretland departments and operations. They ensure that adherence to best practice is not just a goal, but an integral part of day-to-day working life.


Empowering performance with health 

We recognise the critical link between occupational health and overall well-being, and how this influences our team’s workplace performance. That’s why we advocate for a holistic health management approach, that is essential for both personal and professional development.

Part of our commitment to excellence is acknowledging the central role employee health plays in a resilient and productive workforce. We actively foster a culture of wellness in the workplace, which is as much of a priority as taking care of the company’s financial and capital resources.


Eco-conscious leadership

We’re deeply committed to environmental stewardship, and it’s central to our corporate culture. We uphold this dedication through our ISO 14001 certified management system, embedding sustainable practices across all operations.

Sustainability and long-term project viability are core values for us. We continuously seek to improve and integrate sustainable methods in every aspect of our work. This approach ensures we meet the needs of the present, while respecting and safeguarding the requirements of future generations.


Quality to the core

At Bretland, we operate a meticulously designed management system, certified by ISO 9001. Renowned in the construction industry for delivering top-tier products and services, we maintain strong partnerships with key stakeholders including suppliers, designers and valued repeat clients. 

Quality is more than a goal — it’s one of our fundamental values, ensuring precision and excellence in every project we undertake.

Certificates & Policies

Construction Industry Federation
Bretland Group are proud and long-standing members of the Construction Industry Federation, the Irish construction industry’s representative body. The CIF provide a broad range of services that assist members in navigating the political, business, economic and regulatory environment. As well as regular updates on all issues affecting the construction industry.
Voluntary Construction Register (VCR)
Bretland Group are CIF VCR registered, a standard only granted to construction companies who are committed to delivering excellence in every aspect of their work. It demonstrates we are competent and capable to deliver projects to a high standard of quality and committed champions of continuous professional development and construction best practices.
Sustainability Energy Authority of Ireland
Our close relationship with the SEAI ensures projects are delivered to a high standard of energy efficiency — A1 rated in many cases. It is our vision to be a leading company in driving Ireland’s sustainable energy transformation for the benefit of society and to be at the heart of our country’s energy evolution.
Bretland Commitment
Bretland’s commitment to building a better tomorrow

Safety, quality and environmental responsibility are the cornerstones of our corporate ethos. Our dedicated team, trained in our ISO 9001, 14001, and 45001 certified SHEQ Management Systems, works relentlessly to keep these standards as high as possible.

But we don’t stop there. We’re equally focused on making a positive impact for future generations. And creating a fairer, more sustainable and safer world. This means embracing renewable energy sources, and delivering more sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions to our clients. 

Our commitment to doing the right thing puts us at the forefront of companies investing in socially responsible protocols. We’re determined to be part of the solution and leave a lasting legacy of a better world for generations to come.

ESG on site and in practice
We’re committed to shaping a future defined by equity, sustainability, health and safety.
  • Sustainability

    Bretland is dedicated to utilising eco-friendly and sustainable materials in our construction projects, demonstrating a commitment to environmental stewardship.

    We also implement energy-efficient practices and technologies, aimed at minimising the environmental impact of our operations.

    We endeavour to reduce waste through responsible recycling and disposal methods, ensuring a minimal ecological footprint. And we strive to attain certifications like LEED, BREEAM, or similar standards in our projects, showcasing our dedication to sustainable building practices.

  • Social responsibility

    The health, safety and well-being of our employees at all job sites are of paramount importance, reflecting our commitment to our workforce. Beyond this we actively participate in community development and support local initiatives, contributing positively to the societies we operate in.

    Embracing diversity in our workforce and promoting inclusive practices are core to our company’s values and operational ethos. Bretland provides ongoing training and professional development opportunities for employees, fostering a skilled and knowledgeable workforce.

  • Governance

    Our company adheres to the highest ethical standards and maintains transparency in all business dealings. We ensure strict compliance with all local, national and international construction regulations, upholding the highest legal and ethical standards.

    Regular engagement with stakeholders is a key practice, allowing us to understand and meet their expectations effectively. While a strong governance framework underpins our operations, ensuring accountability and integrity at every level.

    These points not only demonstrate Bretland's commitment to ESG principles but also help in building trust and credibility with potential clients who value sustainability and ethical practices.

  • LEED Projects

    We are proud to have completed three major projects in the last five years that received the prestigious LEED Gold Certification.

    This achievement highlights our strong focus on sustainable building practices. Our team works closely with LEED experts and subcontractors to make sure our construction sites meet the high standards needed for this certification. Areas of monitoring include managing waste correctly, using sustainable materials and resources, ensuring good indoor air quality and preventing pollution.

    These projects have led to buildings that are not only more durable but also better for the environment. They help reduce carbon emissions, save water, use less energy, and produce less waste.

    One Stemple Exchange, Blanchardstown | LEED BD+C: Core and Shell v4 – LEED v4

    Two Stemple Exchange, Blanchardstown | LEED BD+C: Core and Shell v4 – LEED v4

    Plaza 211, Blanchardstown | LEED BD+C: Core and Shell v4 – LEED v4

  • Local Sponsorship & Involvement

    Bretland proudly sponsors Offaly Ladies Football Association, supporting the advancement of ladies football at Bretland Park. We're also long-term sponsors of Offaly Men’s Association, contributing to the growth of local sports and strengthening community ties through continuous support and engagement.