Our CR reporting comprises a yearly performance statement, supported by regular reporting of our activities on this website.
To explain the wider impact of being a responsible business we developed a graphic and video to show how we play our part in the North West.
Our CR reporting forms part of our broader performance, and since 2015, our Annual Report has been prepared in accordance with the principles set out in the International (IR) Framework. It shows how we create value by making business decisions that are environmentally sustainable, economically beneficial and socially responsible.
We have commissioned Corporate Citizenship to provide independent, external assurance and commentary on our responsibility pages, in particular, how they correspond with the AA1000 standard. It is intended for the general reader and for more specialist audiences who have a professional interest in our responsible business performance.
We use the AA1000AS (2008) assurance standard, Type 1, which evaluates the nature and extent of adherence to the AA1000AS principles of inclusivity, materiality and responsiveness, and assures the behaviour of our organisation as reported on this website.
The current assurance statement covers material posted up to 23 August 2016 and methodology details appear at the end of the report.