Our purpose of Building Bright Futures provides a clear guiding principle for how we approach sustainability.
We have started this journey and recognise that we have a way to go, working closely with all our stakeholders, including our people, customers, suppliers, partners and shareholders.
As a major employer, we play an important role in providing employability and economic opportunity for a large number of communities. We recognise that responsibility and strive to offer a range of opportunities to a diverse range of the workforce.
Our sustainability performance builds on our purpose, values and culture including the high ethical standards of behaviour and corporate governance that we expect. The business has developed a comprehensive set of policies and procedures to ensure compliance and monitor progress.
Recently, the world, and Europe in particular, faced significant challenges – impacts of climate change, Covid-19, the war in Ukraine and the subsequent economic instability. There has never been a more important time to focus on sustainability.