Corporate Responsibility (CR) is an integral part of UK Power Reserve, aligned to the company’s Vision, Mission and Values. Our CR strategy is built on the three pillars of People, Communities and Sustainable Development.
Our CR strategy is aligned to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030. The SDGs offer a global framework for private companies, governments and public-sector entities that provide transparency and accountability. They have been adopted by the UK Government and key stakeholders, collaboratively working towards sustainable development. The eight priority SDGs most relevant to our business are depicted below.
Both our CR pillars and commitment to the SDGs are aligned to Sembcorp’s sustainability strategy, which incorporates an integrated approach addressing environmental, social and governance challenges and opportunities. In 2017 alone, more than 30 UKPR employees fundraised for local, national and international charities, including the Sepsis Trust, Grapevine and UNICEF. UKPR matched these fundraising efforts.
UKPR has long-standing partnerships with local trusts, such as the Dacorum Community Trust, and provides sponsorship for sporting clubs, such as the Solihull boys football club.
UKPR will continue to support its employees’ voluntary efforts, encourage community engagement and showcase its commitment to a renewable future. One new key partnership for UKPR is with St Basils, a charity focused on youth homelessness in the West Midlands, and UKPR is paying the hubs’ electricity bill. Read more about our partnership here.