An overview of our governance structure and responsibilities
Our ESG commitments are underpinned and supported by a strong and robust governance structure.
In October 2020, we established an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Committee comprising members of our Board and Senior Leadership Team.
The Committee is responsible, on behalf of the Board, for overseeing the development of the Group’s ESG strategy and governance structure, and the establishment of related goals and policies.
The Committee is supported by an ESG Steering Group and an ESG Working Group, both of which implement the strategy and facilitate the delivery of ESG initiatives across the business.
The ESG Committee
The main purpose of the Committee is to represent the board in defining the Company’s strategy relating to ESG matters and to review the practices and initiatives of the Company relating to ESG matters, while ensuring they remain effective and up to date. The ESG Committee is chaired by a Senior Independent Non-Executive Director every quarter. Established in October 2020, the ESG Committee is primarily responsible for:
The ESG Steering Group
The ESG Steering Group consists of Senior Leadership Team members who are responsible for implementing the ESG strategy and related policies. The Group is chaired by the Group Operations Director. The ESG Steering Group reports to the ESG Committee and has the following responsibilities:
The ESG Working Group
The ESG Working Group has been established to develop and support the activities relating to the Environment, Social and Governance programme across the UK and Europe. The ESG Working Group typically meets monthly and its terms of reference are as follows: