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01/04/14: Power operator leaps ahead in Corporate Responsibility Index

Electricity North West, the company that manages and owns the region’s power network, has had its corporate responsibility efforts recognised in a national scheme aimed at promoting sustainable businesses. Children enjoying one of Electricity North West’s Bright Sparks sessions

The company achieved a 46% increase in its score in Business in the Community’s Corporate Responsibility Index compared to the previous year, while average scores across the index fell by 6% due to the introduction of more rigorous criteria.

This year’s CR Index, which is being reported as part of Responsible Business Week, recognised Electricity North West’s dedication to supporting young people through its ongoing education programmes Bright Sparks and Tomorrow’s Engineers and also its successful community volunteering programme offered to its 1,700 workforce.

Jonathan Collins, corporate social responsibility manager for Electricity North West, said:
“We recognise the impact our operations have on people, communities and the environment and it is our responsibility to engage with our stakeholders so we can find solutions, reduce risk and make sure we're providing a service fit for everyone.

“We pride ourselves on being a responsible network provider for the North West. We are delighted to be awarded 1.5 stars in this year’s Index and we look forward to building on this score for next year.”
Electricity North West has achieved a 46% increase in its score in Business in the Community’s Corporate Responsibility Index
The CR Index has provided unique insight into how businesses are driving the responsible business practice to help secure a sustainable future for the past 12 years.

Stephen Howard, chief executive of Business in the Community, said: “I congratulate Electricity North West for achieving 1.5 rating because it demonstrates a clear commitment to an integrated approach to being a responsible business. We look forward to working with Electricity North West to challenge and support them towards creating a fairer society and a more sustainable future.”

Responsible Business Week (31 March – 4 April) aims to inspire, equip and challenge businesses to do more to meet the world’s most pressing needs. You can follow the conversation at #RBWeek.

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