By focusing on the way we work and by enhancing colleague quality of life, our customers and the communities we serve will have a positive impact on society. We have identified five key pillars that form our social value framework and epitomise our commitment to social value while aligning with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
We're fully committed to being carbon neutral by 2030 and reducing our carbon emissions to net zero by 2040. Our carbon net zero roadmap is driven by our sustainability group, consisting of in-house experts and independent consultancies.
Health, safety and environment
We never rest on our laurels and are vigorous in our pursuit of health and safety excellence. We carried out more than 760 audits in 2020, measuring HSE compliance and ensuring our high safety standards are being met.
We develop and engage our people by promoting skills and employment opportunities. Our Pathways leadership programme is open to all colleagues, in all locations and disciplines.
Our procurement strategy reduces inequality and supports the growth and development of local supply chains and communities. More than 50% of our UK spend is with SMEs, well above the 33% government target.
Community and giving
It's in our DNA to support those in need within our local and wider communities. We're dedicated to creating better opportunities and helpful networks for the people around us, and we regularly support a range of local charities, clubs and other causes.