GRI Compliance / Social

Local Communities 2016

For Management Response click here.

For Reporting Boundaries and Methodologies click here.

REFStatoDisclosureOur Response

GRI 413-01

Partial Disclosure

Operations with local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs

  1. Percentage of operations with implemented local community engagement, impact assessments, and/or development programs, including the use of:
    1. social impact assessments, including gender impact assessments, based on participatory processes;
    2. environmental impact assessments and ongoing monitoring;
    3. public disclosure of results of environmental and social impact assessments;
    4. local community development programs based on local communities’ needs;
    5. stakeholder engagement plans based on stakeholder mapping;
    6. broad based local community consultation committees and processes that include vulnerable groups;
    7. works councils, occupational health and safety committees and other worker representation bodies to deal with impacts;
    8. formal local community grievance processes.

We want to have a positive impact on the communities in which we operate, to be a good neighbour and contribute to the local economy through social value initiatives.

Our community engagement approach aims to ensure we are a good neighbours by supporting the communities who live alongside and work with us whilst positively contributing to society’s progress overall. For example:

Marine and Cavendish Nuclear currently engage our communities through annual “Local Liaison Committees”. These are a requirement for their nuclear licenced sites, with an agenda focussed on that subject.

In the Aviation sector, community engagement is at BU / contract level rather than Sector. Sites tends to be at airports and Helicopters and Emergency Services is actively engaged with local hospitals. Firefighting are actively engagement for the betterment of local environment.

In the Land sector the defence sites are MOD owned and they would engage with communities.

More information about Communities can be found in our Annual Report on page 67 and on the Building Relationships section on page 52.

GRI 413-02

Partial Disclosure

Operations with significant actual and potential negative impacts on local communities

  1. Operations with significant actual and potential negative impacts on local communities, including:
    1. the location of the operations;
    2. the significant actual and potential negative impacts of operations.

Maintaining and enhancing biodiverse ecosystems is a fundamental aspect of our Environmental Strategy and we aim to ensure we preserve and enhance natural capital. Our local environmental specialists ensure that environmental considerations are embedded throughout our operations and our impacts are minimised.

We have set two biodiversity targets:
• Conduct biodiversity assessments across all significant sites by 2024
• Deliver a 10% biodiversity increase across the estate by 2030

More information on Biodiversity can be found on page 59 of our Annual Report.