We’re certain that sustainability must be at the heart of our long-term strategy. We want to lead the way in tackling the biggest environmental and social issues facing our industry and we’ve clearly defined our agenda through Our Sustainability Commitments. Our commitments include a bold set of pledges covering a diverse range of challenges such as affordability, our supply chain, employee engagement, community investment and more.
We have already delivered some of the targets that we said we would deliver by the end of 2012 and we are largely on track with the others. More detailed information on performance against each of our Sustainability Commitments can be found in the sections below.
In recognition of our leading and responsible business practice we were awarded a ‘Platinum Plus’ status in the Business in the Community (BITC) Corporate Responsibility (CR) Index. With a score of 97% we were also placed as Best in Sector. We received a reaccreditation of our ‘Platinum Plus’ Status in April 2012, we also received eight Big Ticks and we were also reaccredited with the Community Mark. We were also one of only five companies in the UK to be shortlisted to enter the Business in the Community ‘Responsible Business of the Year’ process. For more detailed information please see our website>>
Some of our sustainability commitments have already been met and we are working hard to hit our remaining 2012 and 2020 targets.
We realise that we need to start addressing a revised set of targets from 2013. This is why in the latter part of 2011 we started a full review with our stakeholders on the material issues facing EDF Energy and our industry in the medium to long-term. Our plans for the next stage of our sustainability journey will be launched early in 2013.
The following section provides a summary of our 2011 performance against each of our current sustainability commitments.