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Our Purpose

The Odyssey Trust Company Limited is the Charity that was established to hold, manage, safeguard, and develop the investment in the Odyssey project for the benefit of all the people of Northern Ireland. The main charitable goals of The Odyssey Trust, as set out in its Memorandum of Association, are as follows:

  • To advance public education by maintaining W5, Northern Ireland’s science and discovery centre; contributing to the advancement of scientific knowledge and education of the general public.

  • To provide facilities for leisure and recreation at the Odyssey site, including The SSE Arena, Belfast, in the interests of social welfare and improved conditions of life.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

We fully support each of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), and look to incorporate these into all that we do, to help achieve a healthier and more sustainable environment, community and economy, securing a more positive future for all.

As we continue on our sustainability journey, we have identified the following SDG’s that we feel most closely align with the principles, values, and work that we currently deliver.

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Our Sustainable Development Goals

Good Health and Wellbeing


Ensure healthy lives and promote well- being for all at all ages.

Quality Education


Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Gender Equality


Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

Decent Work & Economic Growth


Promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth. Full and productive employment and decent work for all.

Responsible Consumption & Production

SDG 12

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

Climate Action

SDG 13

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

Partnerships for the Goals

SDG 17

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development.

Sustainability Vision

At The Odyssey Trust, we envision a future where we continue to create unforgettable, unrivalled experiences while also minimising our environmental impact and enhancing the well-being of our employees, customers, clients, stakeholders, and the communities we serve. 

We aim to be a leader in sustainability, setting an example for the industry and inspiring others to follow suit.

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Our Sustainability Mission Includes:

Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

We commit to reducing our greenhouse gas contribution by implementing energy-efficient practices, supplementing the supply of energy with renewable energy resources, and minimising travel-related emissions.

Minimising Waste

We aim to reduce waste generation, maximise recycling, and divert waste from landfill through composting, donation, and other means. In addition, we will work with clients and suppliers to reduce waste associated with events.

Sourcing Responsibly

We will prioritise sourcing sustainable, local, and ethically produced materials and products – from food and beverages to event décor and supplies.

Enhancing Social Impact

We will work to enhance the social impact of our operations by supporting local communities, championing diversity and inclusion, and establishing partnerships with organisations that align with our values.

Fostering a Culture of Sustainability

We will educate and empower our employees, clients, stakeholders, and partners to embrace sustainability as a core value and integrate sustainable practices into all aspects of planning and execution.

Our mission will continue to evolve, and we will engage with industry bodies, specialists and customers to ensure our vision remains aspirational, actionable and industry-leading.

Sustainability Policy

We are committed to reducing our environmental impact wherever possible. Placing sustainability at the heart of what we do, we pride ourselves on our forward-thinking approach. Read our Sustainability Policy.

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