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. 

This perspective looks at how we have interacted with our various communities during 2015/16:

  • We invested around £14.6 million in support of community initiatives and relationships across our operations.
  • In the UK we raised over £700,000 for good causes and provided over 14,000 hours of support to community projects. We raised £370,000 for our UK employee-chosen charity partner Macmillan Cancer Support.
  • In the US, our Power to Serve employee volunteering programme supports our stewardship and safety principles.
  • We work 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.  
  • In 2015/16 our employees undertook over 18,000 quality interactions with young people on STEM subjects. We measure a quality interaction being one that is greater than one hour in duration. 
  • In April 2016 we scored 93% in Business in the Communities Corporate Responsibility Index, up from 84% last year 
  • Our total tax contribution to the UK exchequer was £1.6bn
During 2015/16, approximately £14.6 million was invested in support of community initiatives and relationships. 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, university research and our young offenders programme.