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Responsibility

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.

John Pettigrew
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


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.

Download our Responsible Business Charter

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Reporting our performance to stakeholders

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

Climate Transition Plan

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.

Download the Climate Transition Plan

 

A Fair Transition: Our Approach and Engagement

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.

Download A Fair Transition: Our Approach and Engagement 

Our Responsible Business Report 21/22 Highlights

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What responsibility means to us

We're making bold commitments to change the way we work to help curb harmful emissions and protect our planet.

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Our vision

Our vision is to be at the heart of a clean, fair and affordable energy future.

Find out more about our purpose and vision

Our contribution to UN Sustainable Development Goals

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.

Five focus areas where we can make an impact

We have identified the five areas where we can really make a difference by ensuring responsibility is woven through everything we do.

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The environment

Enabling a fair and affordable transition to a clean energy economy, and reducing our own emissions.

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Our communities

Going the extra mile to deliver positive impact in the communities we serve.

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Our people

Working to ensure all our people are treated fairly and given the opportunity to thrive at work

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The economy

Contributing to the economies of the countries where we operate our businesses, partnering with others.

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Our governance

Committed to the highest standard of corporate governance and making sure the principles of responsibility guide us in everything we do.