We believe that long term value comes from seeing success as a part of a bigger picture, encompassing people, the economy and the environment, and that by incorporating good principles and a culture of sustainability into all aspects of our business we will create more value for our customers, be a part of more sustainable economies and communities, have more engaged employees, and differentiate ourselves from our competitors.
Real sustainability addresses economic, social and environmental issues including, for example, fair access to opportunities for all, human rights, healthy communities, an engaged workforce, ethical business practices, climate change, and availability of natural resources, balanced with economic growth and profitability.
Our success as a company and our ability to make a meaningful difference means that we have to consider the impacts of our business in all of these areas, and determine how best we can apply our capabilities and resources to address them. Our sustainability programme is designed to do that by working across four areas: Community, Environment, Marketplace and Workplace.
Our brochure "Sustainable development - writing a new commitment to the environment
" describes the commitments we have made and our success, plus information on a variety of environmental projects in the UK, Europe and beyond that we support.