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20/04/15: Electricity North West awarded star rating for corporate responsibility efforts

Today Electricity North West, the company that manages and owns the region’s power network, has again been recognised alongside the UK’s leading companies for being a sustainable and responsible business. Lourdes Rodrigues Hernandez (11) enjoying the Bright Sparks workshop at Sacred Heart Primary School in Bolton

The power operator has increased its score in Business in the Community’s Corporate Responsibility Index, achieving two stars with a score of 79 percent in the UK’s leading scheme aimed at promoting sustainable businesses.

The higher rating, which has increased by 25 percent over the past three years, was based on Electricity North West’s commitment to supporting more than 4,500 young people across the North West through its education programmes and its drive to tackle fuel poverty through its pioneering Power Saver Challenge which helped Stockport residents lower their energy bills.

Jonathan Collins, corporate social responsibility manager for Electricity North West, said: “We take corporate responsibility very seriously and we are delighted that our commitment to sustainable working has again been recognised with this increased performance score.

“We pride ourselves on being a responsible network provider for the North West and we fully recognise the impact our operations have on people, communities and the environment. This is why we are committed to continuing our work and building on what weElectricity North West awarded star rating for corporate responsibility efforts have achieved so far.”

The Corporate Responsibility Index, which is being reported as part of Responsible Business Week, has helped to drive responsible business practice with the aim of securing a sustainable future for the past 13 years.

Stephen Howard, Chief Executive, Business in the Community said: “The 2015 CR Index shows us that we are moving in the right direction and companies are now increasingly integrating responsible business practice into decision making right across the business. To truly change business culture, companies need to engage their people to embrace a different way of doing business with responsible values at the core. So it is especially encouraging this year that we have seen a significant increase in the representation of corporate responsibility, both at board level and amongst the generation of future leaders that will shape the businesses of tomorrow.

“I congratulate Electricity North West for achieving its ranking and look forward to working together to create a fairer society and a more sustainable future.” 

Responsible Business Week (20 - 26 April) aims to bring businesses together and highlight the powerful role of business in creating a fairer society and more sustainable future. You can follow the conversation at #RBweek.

 

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