In line with our purpose to help more people to look after their future, we are committed to being a good corporate citizen and supporting the communities in which we operate. This influences everything we do; mitigating our businesses’ impact on climate change, ensuring we are paying the right amount of tax, and engaging and investing in local areas.
We recognise that climate change will have a significant impact on our customers, colleagues and local communities and so we are supporting the transition to a greener economy. We have announced our ambition to achieve net zero by 2040. We are following the Net Zero Investment Framework which was laid out by the Paris Aligned Investment Initiatives and we are committed to aligning ourselves with the latest climate science to minimise our carbon impact.
Across the Group, our people are onboard to help us meet this goal through our dedicated Sustainability and Climate Change Working Groups.
Watch our Green Team Lead and Head of Property and Facilities, Huw Llewellyn, explain how we’re striving for better for the environment.
Stump up for Trees
Stump Up For Trees is a community-based charity, focused on broadleaf woodland creation and enhancing the natural biodiversity and ecology of the Brecon Beacons.
The charity aims to plant one million trees on marginal agricultural land and work alongside farmers to plant broadleaf native trees on land that is not suitable for agriculture.
We are proud to have already helped them to plant more than 1000 trees which will continue to remove carbon from the environment for up to 100 years.
Size of Wales
As an international business with Welsh roots, we are proud to work with the Size of Wales programme which supports community projects that secure and maintain areas of tropical forest equivalent to or bigger than the size of Wales.
So far, over 4 million hectares have been protected across Sub Saharan Africa, South America and South-East Asia. Our contribution will help absorb over 1000 tonnes of carbon over 30 years, restore biodiversity and provide 60 jobs for local women.