Our commitment to a clean, fair and affordable energy future.
Find out more about how being a responsible business is at the heart of 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
Girls Takeover gives girls all over the world the opportunity to step into the roles of senior business leaders for a day, raising awareness of equal power, freedom and representation for girls and young women.
This year, the theme of our Girls Takeover is ‘Putting women at the forefront of the transition to net zero’. See the experiences of recruits Precious (in the UK) and Leela (in the US) as they took over for the day as senior members of National Grid.
We now have a simplified and refreshed charter where we set out some new commitments across our environment, our customers and communities, and our people.
With changes in our operations and the environment around us since the launch of our first charter, it was only right that we refreshed our charter to ensure we remain focused on the important issues for us, our stakeholders and our communities; reaffirming that we are committed to keep pace with the external market and align to our new portfolio.
We are committed to delivering a clean energy future while building the net zero workforce to enable a fair and affordable transition for all.
We have summarised the key changes, commitments and targets in our refreshed Responsible Business Charter, along with case studies that showcase our work towards them.
Our Chief Sustainability Officer Rhian Kelly breaks down the three key focus area of our 2023 responsible business commitments in this video.Watch the Responsible Business Charter video
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.
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:
Our focus for responsible business is on three core pillars: our environment, our customers and communities, and our people.
These are underpinned by our responsible business fundamentals, which include governance and activities that are essential to day-to-day business.
Environmental Information Requests
A wide range of environmental information can be found on our website – but if you cannot find what you are looking for, we will be able to advise and assist you in locating that information or we will respond to a request made in accordance with the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.
We aim to deal with any such request as soon as possible but in any event within 20 working days. It may be your request is straight forwards and our response will be swift. However, there are circumstances where the gathering of information will take a little time. On occasion the information may take more than 20 days to assimilate in which case we will contact you to inform you that we are extending the deadline to one of 40 working days.
You can contact us via:
By email: [email protected]
By post: Environmental Information Request National Grid, Warwick Technology Park, Gallows Hill, Warwick, CV34 6DA