What is social responsibility?

Being socially responsible is about being accountable for the impacts of our decisions and activities on society and the environment through transparent and ethical behaviour. A socially responsible business is a more resilient business and contributes to sustainable development.


Our commitment

We are proud to be a Royal Charter company; an independent, not for distributed profit organization, working in the public interest.  We are committed to ensure that Social Responsibility is part of our everyday business so that we make decisions and act today to enable a better, more resilient, world for present and future generations.


Our approach

We use ISO 26000:2010 Guidance on Social Responsibility to steer us. Our Social Responsibility Commitment describes our approach and we report annually on our achievements. We are a signatory of the UN Global Compact and support the UN guiding principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. As part of our overall Governance Framework the Social Responsibility Committee of the Board takes an active role in our activities.