ESG is an increasingly important focus for all businesses and we are committed to taking our responsibilities seriously. IN 2023, we implemented Future Tracker to enable us to calculate our carbon footprint and following the completion of our Carbon Emission Report, we are preparing an ESG strategy and mission statement for the Group, to ensure all parts of the business are co-ordinated on the setting of targets and initiatives to monitor, minimise and reduce our environmental impact.

We have enshrined diversity, equality and inclusion into the way we operate and we try to ensure that the businesses we work with share our values. Our wellness committee has direct access to our Boards and we encourage engagement with local communities and charities.

Our wider governance framework comprises our experienced in-house compliance and legal teams and a focused risk and control environment.