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.
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.
Responsible business is how we do business. We’ll be reporting on our progress on these commitments and ambitions in our new annual Responsible Business Report.
We have published our 2020/21 Responsible Business Report, along with an external assurance opinion statement, our Reporting Methodology document, and guidance on our alignment to sustainability reporting standards, the GRI and SASB.
Responsibility at National Grid means applying our values to everything we do, every day by:
It’s what society expects us to do so, and we know we can make a positive impact by acting as a responsible business.
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
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.
We have identified the five areas where we can really make a difference by ensuring responsibility is woven through everything we do.
1All statistics from reporting year 2020/21 unless specified
2Source data: Office for National Statistics Gender Pay Gap Report 2020
3Green capex as defined by National Grid's Green Financing Framework which excludes spend on connecting nuclear power and lowering methane emissions.