"Corporate responsibility has become an integral part of our corporate decision-making process. This makes sound business sense, enabling us to benefit from the adoption of sustainable behaviours for the environment and to strengthen our relationships with customers and other business contacts."
Louise Makin, CEO
Our Corporate Responsibility (CR) Committee comprises individuals from across the business, meets quarterly to discuss new trends, set targets and monitor progress. The Committee reports to Rolf Soderstrom, our Chief Financial Officer and the Board member with responsibility for this area of the business.
Our CR reporting criteria, listed below, have been chosen as the most relevant to us and our stakeholders, following a review of our business impacts and a comparison with those of our peers.
Our Annual Report and Accounts 2012 includes a summary of all our 2011-12 activities, together with data to help us understand and manage our various community and environmental impacts.
FTSE Group confirms that BTG has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria, and has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series. Created by the global index company FTSE Group, FTSE4Good is an equity index series that is designed to facilitate investment in companies that meet globally recognised corporate responsibility standards. Companies in the FTSE4Good Index Series have met stringent environmental, social and governance criteria, and are positioned to capitalise on the benefits of responsible business practice.
BTG is also a constituent of the Kempen SNS SRI Universe, which indicates that we have passed stringent criteria and can be considered a company that demonstrates a clear strategy towards Corporate Social Responsibility.
Our Board of Directors is committed to ensuring that high standards of governance underpin the management of our business affairs.