Sustainability

Sustainable Business

‘Sustainability is a key part of our planning, our operational delivery and our approach to through life support. It’s about thinking and acting for the long term – for all our stakeholders.’

Archie Bethel, Chief Executive, Babcock International Group

Sustainability is at the heart of our business

This year we have introduced a new Group wide ESG strategy. Sustainability is at the heart of our business, and is a key part of our planning, our operational delivery and our approach to through-life support.

We are committed to minimising the impact of our operations on the environment, focusing on the safety of our people and ensuring a positive impact in the communities in which we operate. We augment our operational delivery by minimising the impact of our operations on the environment, focusing on the safety of our people and ensuring a positive impact in communities in which we operate.

Incorporating sustainability into our everyday operations is key to ensure successful, long-term delivery outcomes and we have a responsibility to leave a positive impact on our environment.

Clean Inputs

We use innovative solutions to reduce our energy needs, while focusing on cleaner energy and other natural resources. We recognise that working sustainably makes strategic business sense.

Responsible Consumption

We take our responsibility for managing the impact of our operations and those of our supply chain on the environment seriously. We integrate environmental sustainability into our programme design, optimise use of resources and minimise waste through re-use and recycling.

We rely on the support and collaboration of local communities, small businesses and our people where we live and work to continue delivering critical support to customers for whom failure is not an option.

The health and safety of our employees is of paramount importance, as is the need to continually invest in them to ensure that we have the right people in place now and in years to come. We are also committed to providing a fair, equal and inclusive environment for all of our people. This is all augmented by our STEM ambassadors who run outreach programmes in local schools and colleges to engage and inspire the next generation.

 

People and Potential

The safety of our people is our priority, both physical and well-being. We encourage a diverse and inclusive employee base where each person feels respected and able to fill their potential.

Community Engagement

Our partnership with the communities in which we operate is at the core of Babcock’s business. We play an active part in our local communities to enhance development and inspire the next generation.

Babcock has always been and will always be committed to doing business honestly and openly. We hold our leaders to account for ensuring their businesses operate according to the standards we expect.

Our Group-wide Code of Business Conduct lays out our policy of strict ethical conduct, highlighting the fundamental importance of conducting all business activities to the highest standards of honesty and integrity. A key contributor to our ability to deliver effectively is our corporate values, expressed in being babcock, which underpin our activities so that we operate in a safe, respectful and trusted environment.

 

Commercial Integrity

We believe that ethical behaviour underpins our sustainability activities. We establish robust processes and controls to identify opportunities and manage corporate risks. We understand that our reputation and good name are amongst our greatest assets, which could easily be lost by actual or suspected unethical behaviour.

 

Diverse and Robust Supply Chains

Diverse and robust supply chains enable us to provide quality and timely delivery. We work closely with our suppliers to develop and deliver innovative solutions that drive value to our customers, shareholders and communities.

 

Our People

We recognise that our people are critical to our ability to deliver our strategic goals. We need to ensure that their workplace is safe, is inclusive, welcomes diversity and offers everyone the chance to develop to their full potential.

34,000

Employees

1,175

Apprentices

561

Graduates

150

Volunteer Reserves