Our Corporate Responsibility and Values
As a not-for-profit with clear environmental objects we take sustainability seriously and we know that our members, staff, suppliers and stakeholders do too. Our purpose and values have always embraced all aspects of sustainability and during 2019/20, as we directly employed staff for the first time, we have articulated these more clearly.
In putting these values into practice, we naturally turned to the Sustainable Development Goals to provide a focus and a framework. We have selected nine SDGs of particular importance to us in how we provide services to our customers, how we treat our staff and how we work with our suppliers and stakeholders.
We’re still at an early stage on our journey in aligning our operations and governance with the key priorities set out in the SDGs, and in understanding the impact of our services in helping our members deliver their sustainability commitments. We’ve undertaken a baselining exercise and set out our current performance, areas for development and plans for action in 2020/21 in our SDG report (download link below). We’ve used B Corp and the UN Global Compact’s SDG Action Manager tool to provide a structure and priorities for action, and will report progress annually.