CR governance

Strong governance is business as usual and corporate responsibility governance is no different.

Stephen Carter


For us, commitment starts at the highest level, with reports to the
our board of directors through our CR Committee (PDF 124 KB opens in new window), chaired by Stephen Carter (pictured here).

Our CR Panel, comprised of senior leaders from across the company, drives and monitors environmental and social performance improvements balanced with economic considerations.

This careful governance allows us to develop and maintain effective procedures and action plans. In turn, these plans enable us to:

  • manage our economic, environmental and social impacts
  • set and review measurable objectives and improvement targets

We regularly update these corporate responsibility pages – covering our recent activities, performance and strategic direction, which is independently assured. We also take part in external sustainability indices, which provide a benchmark for our CR performance.

We are compliant with the UK Corporate Governance Code and we operate our business to several internationally recognised management standards covering quality (ISO 9001), environment (ISO 14001) and health & safety (OHSAS 18001). We pride ourselves on running our business in a way that allows us to maintain accreditation to these standards.

Our most recent external audit of our joint management system covering ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 raised no corrective actions and saw us retain our certification for a further three years.

We are also committed to acting in a responsible manner in relation to our tax affairs and our tax policies and objectives for 2016/17 and 2017/18 can be found here (PDF 99 KB opens in new window).

Corporate citizenship assured