ESG

Our approach to environmental and social impact is guided by our core values and responsible business framework

We focus on two main sustainability themes


Minimising the impact of our operations

By taking steps to better understand our entire carbon footprint

  1. Consolidation of water and waste management
  2. Accreditation with ISO 50001: Energy Management, for all our UK sites
  3. Investment in electric and hybrid vehicles in our commercial and company car fleet
  4. Procurement of renewable energy across our UK property estate
  5. Co-locating with customers to reduce transport emissions
  6. Developing a ‘branch of the future’ blueprint

A proactive approach to customer and market sentiment regarding sustainability

By driving innovation through the development of new products and services, and improving existing ones

  1. Ongoing development of our hire fleet to meet customer requirements for cleaner alternatives
  2. Providing emissions data to customers
  3. Positive engagement with our supply chain to align core values and targets

Achievements during 2023/24

  1. SBTi validation of our carbon emissions inventory and reduction targets
  2. Group emissions inventory completed to increase understanding
  3. Ongoing development of our hire fleet to meet customer requirements for cleaner alternatives
  4. Work is ongoing on the emissions data we provide for our customers
  5. Positive engagement with our supply chain to align core values and targets

ESG strategy

To find out more about our progress in 2023, download a copy of the ESG chapter from our 2023 Annual Report.

We have been gathering insights from our stakeholders - customers, colleagues, the supply chain, regulators - to inform our decisions on ESG. We are taking a measured approach to align sustainability with our overall business model and to our risk appetite.

Customers

How we help our customers with the detailed reporting they do on ESG performance within their supply chain.

Colleagues and community

How our colleagues use their skills and expertise to find solutions and actively contribute to the communities where they live and work.

Environment

Our net zero roadmap demonstrates how we will deliver on our targets, validated by the SBTi.

Supply chain

Under our commitment to manage our Scope 3 emissions, we are becoming more aware of both upstream and downstream activities and the impact of our operations.

Governance

Find out more about the standards we are working to and the frameworks with which we align to.