Sustainability & Social Value

Putting our people and local communities first

We're dedicated to creating a more sustainable, economically fair and socially inclusive business for everyone

The way we work enhances colleague quality of life and empowers our people to have a positive effect on society. Our five key pillars (outlined below) form our social value framework and epitomise our commitment to social value, while aligning with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

Environment, energy & fleet

Sustainability

Environment, energy & fleet

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.

Getting colleagues and customers home safe

Health & safety

Getting colleagues and customers home safe

In 2020, we carried out more than 760 audits, measuring HSE compliance and ensuring our high safety standards are being met. Our HSE values are communicated at every level of the business and every single City colleague is responsible for pursuing health and safety excellence. 

Our most valuable asset

People

Our most valuable asset

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. Over 200 people have completed a Pathways programme at City and 70% of graduates have progressed into a leadership role.

Ethics, finance & chain of custody

Procurement

Ethics, finance & chain of custody

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.

OneCity Taking Action Together

Community & giving

OneCity Taking Action Together

It's in our DNA to support those in need within our local communities and we have a strong history of giving back. We're dedicated to creating better opportunities and helpful networks for the people around us. Through our social value programme, OneCity Taking Action Together, we regularly support a range of local charities, clubs and causes.