We want to support and improve the communities that we live and work in, to provide positive benefits. We do this by being responsible citizens, volunteering, fundraising and investing in community organisations. 

During 2016/17 we:

  • invested around £12.3 million in support of community initiatives and relationships across our operations.
  • raised over £370,000 for good causes and provided over 18,465 hours of support to community projects. In October 2016 we accounced our new UK employee-chosen charity partner - Alzheimers Society. We continued to support our Power to Serve employee volunteering programme in the US, which promotes our stewardship and safety principles.
  • worked with 36 local United Way chapters in communities across the US territory, providing total contributions of nearly $3 million per year, including employee pledges and matching corporate donations.
  • completed over 29,500 quality interactions with young people on STEM subjects. We measure a quality interaction being one that is greater than one hour in duration.
  • scored 93% in Business in the Communities Corporate Responsibility Index, equalling our performance in 2016.
  • contributed £1.5bn total tax to the UK exchequer.
The London Benchmarking Group methodology was again used to assess this overall community investment. In addition to our donations, financial support was provided for our affordable warmth programme, education programme, and our young offenders programme.