We have robust processes to make sure that our business is run responsibly.
Our People & Planet Plan alongside our wider responsible business activities, are fully embedded and governed by the business, with oversight from the Strategy, Environment & Reputation team.
Performance is regularly monitored by the Centrica Leadership Team. The Board’s Sustainability, Environment and Safety Committee (SESC) additionally reviews performance at least annually and supports the Board in fulfilling its responsibilities to review the effectiveness of our responsible business performance, and how we manage related risks and opportunities.
In 2022, we engaged DNV Business Assurance Services UK Limited (DNV) to provide assurance that selected information within our responsible business disclosure met required international standards.
DNV has provided an unqualified opinion in relation to five key performance indicators for the Annual Report and Accounts 2022, which are outlined in the documents below.
In addition to our annual reporting, we share our performance throughout the year in tailored communications, to better meet the needs of our stakeholders.
Our core responsible business reporting is delivered through our Annual Report and People & Planet Update, supported by our UNGC Communication on Progress and Data Centre. To inform our reporting, we use external indices, guidelines and frameworks which include the EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive (EUNFRD), the International Integrated Reporting Framework (IIRC), the Taskforce on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB).
We provide additional communications for those who might need more detail on specific issues. For example, every year we complete our submission on the steps we’re taking to address climate change and water scarcity through our CDP disclosure or how we’re growing transparency on workforce issues via WDI.