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At National Grid we are delivering critical and green investment to enable the decarbonisation of power, transport and heat, and lead a clean, fair and affordable energy transition across our jurisdictions. In doing so we're committed to making a positive societal impact by acting as a responsible business in everything we do. Its enshrined in our purpose - to Bring Energy to Life. For more information visit our Responsibility page.
Our latest responsible business report was released on 7 June 2022. This shows our progress on our Responsible Business Charter.
Timeline of our key commitments
A series of short, virtual sessions covering our ambitions and progress across a range of ESG themes. Stay tuned for further events and updates.
March 2023: Our New England business President, Steven Woerner is joined by his colleagues, Jake Navarro – Director of Clean Transportation and Bill Jones – Director of Grid Modernisation to discuss our recently approved funding for electric vehicle infrastructure and network modernisation. Listen now to find out more details, including what this means for the state’s climate ambitions, our customers and communities.Listen to podcast
To be held accountable against our environmental, societal and governance business commitments, National Grid is proud to share reporting data and have its sustainable efforts analysed. In collaborating with global organisations and participating in sustainable initiatives, National Grid is confident it can deliver its responsible business commitments.
Workforce Disclosure Initiative
National Grid is one of the 173 companies who took part in the 2021 Workforce Disclosure Initiative which aims to improve transparency and accountability on workforce composition across operations and supply chains.
Carbon Disclosure Project
In 2022 National Grid received an A-list rating for its Climate Change related disclosure. Environmental transparency and accountability are vital to ensuring National Grid deliver its environmental commitments.
As of Aug 2022, National Grid received an ESG Risk Rating of 17.0 from Sustainalytics and was assessed to be at Low Risk of experiencing material financial impacts from ESG factors.
As of 2022, National Grid had an AAA ESG rating, highlighting it as an industry leader in managing its most significant ESG risks and opportunities.
Institutional Shareholder Services
In 2022, National Grid were awarded Prime Status by ISS in relation to its Corporate ESG Performance. National Grid fulfils ambitious absolute ESG requirements and scores above peers in its' industry index group.
National Grid is a longstanding constituent of the FTSE4GOOD Index Series, which is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong ESG practices.
Bloomberg Gender Equality Index
National Grid is one of 484 companies across 45 countries to be included in the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI), which aims to track the performance of public companies committed to transparency in gender-data reporting.
S&P Global Ratings
In Sept 2022 S&P Global Ratings assigned National Grid plc an ESG evaluation score of 83/100. This reflects a robust governance structure, strong preparedness for disruptions, and overall effective management of environmental and social risks.
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