We believe businesses have a duty to contribute to society and the communities they serve. Find out more about how being a responsible business impacts everything we do.
Business needs to stand for something more than simply profitability. Now, more than ever, we have a responsibility to demonstrate our contribution to society more broadly. At National Grid we’re committed to being a responsible business in everything we do. It’s enshrined in our purpose – to Bring Energy to Life.
— John Pettigrew, Chief Executive, National Grid
Our Responsible Business Charter sets out what responsibility means for us, and our commitments and ambitions over the coming years. Whether it's making sure young people today become the problem solvers of tomorrow, tackling climate change by reducing our own emissions, or helping our customers use energy more efficiently, we will take action.
We have published our 2021/22 Responsible Business Report, which details our progress against our Responsible Business Charter commitments and ambitions. Alongside our Responsible Business Report, we have launched our Climate Transition Plan and a Fair Transition: our approach and engagement document below.Read our Responsible Business Report
Our Climate Transition Plan sets out our action plan to achieve GHG commitments and Science-Based Targets and ensure we remain on track to meet our longer-term ambition to reach zero emissions by 2050.
Our A Fair Transition: Our Approach and Engagement sets out our role in ensuring our plans are aligned to a just, fair and equitable transition, through our 5 focus areas.
We support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. These are the SDGs where our activities and programmes are most relevant and make a strong contribution towards our responsible business commitments.
We have identified the five areas where we can really make a difference by ensuring responsibility is woven through everything we do.