Business to Society...
... is about generating lasting value for the societies in which we operate. It’s not just about investing but measuring the economic, societal and environmental impact of that investment. This helps us to understand the influence we have in a country: in terms of economic growth, skills development and the creation of local jobs; in relation to innovation, environmental protection and the quality of life as a whole.
We look beyond the business at a wide variety of data – such as development and infrastructure plans of a country, region or area; the economic and social deprivation indexes; education indexes and much more. This tells us what’s important and where we can play a role.
Read on to discover the various ways we can measure our contribution to the UK – be it the jobs we create and local suppliers we use, to how we minimise our own – and our customers’ – impact on the environment, and how we share our expertise through strategic partnerships with charities and local organisations, fundraising and volunteering.
Our Business to Society analysis moves us beyond traditional financial reporting to address the topics that are important to our customers, suppliers, local authorities, government, communities and stakeholder groups, helping us to optimise benefits to society and the bottom line.