As an industry leader, ENGIE takes all aspects of Corporate Responsibility (CR) seriously. Our purpose is to improve the lives of the communities and customers that we serve.
Our energy and services capabilities play a leading role in the UK’s transition towards a more secure and sustainable future. We are dedicated to developing new sustainable services delivering low-carbon, energy-efficient places and spaces. This puts us at the forefront of providing sustainable solutions to our customers.
We believe that acting responsibly across our business through socially and environmentally positive contributions will help us to achieve financial sustainability. Indeed, the performance of our business is measured not just in terms of financial metrics, but also through wider social and environmental achievements.
OurFuture Plan – a strategy for sustainable business
Our strategy, called OurFuture Plan, is a commitment to manage and operate places and spaces in an effective way to create a positive, lasting environmental, economic and social legacy. In simple terms, OurFuture Plan is about making our company a responsible and sustainable business, working with our customers, employees, suppliers and communities to achieve a sustainable future for all. There are three key themes:
- Delivering sustainable solutions
- People and communities
- Planet positive.
At ENGIE, people are our most valuable asset. We engage with them so they understand Corporate Responsibility and the contribution they can make. We are committed to providing a safe environment for our people, our customers and the public. We also believe that collaborating with supply chain partners is vital in delivering our strategy and innovation. Operating our own business in an efficient manner will help to preserve natural resources and create a positive impact on the local communities in which we work.
ENGIE community investment
We encourage our employees to volunteer and fundraise for our charities. Together we raise awareness and money for some great causes, while at the same time our employees develop skills and capabilities to enhance in their roles. Each year we keep track of all the great ways we have contributed towards our communities.
ENGIE Chosen Charities
We are proud to present the ENGIE Chosen Charities (ECC). These are our three charity partners at a corporate level, supporting our local communities and addressing a range of social issues such as young people and employment, and health and wellbeing.
Measuring social value
ENGIE has developed a social impact framework measurement tool that enables us to reflect and better communicate the social value delivered by all our operations and Corporate Responsibility activity. This includes a financial return on investment figure, but also enables us to report on the real differences that our services make to the lives of local communities. This framework is being rolled out across the entire ENGIE organisation in 2016.
We are already delivering social value through various projects and initiatives. We partner with national and local organisations to support employment and training programmes. At the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, ‘Our Parklife’, a Community Interest Company, partners with third sector organisations to deliver social, economic and environmental benefits. Examples of these benefits are below, and Our Parklife’s 2015 Annual Report can be accessed by clicking here.