The 2013 ‘Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations’ report has ranked the company as the highest placed UK-based company and at number 25 in the world.
The report, which is compiled annually by Corporate Knights, a Canadian media organisation specialising in the area of corporate sustainability is the most extensive data-driven assessment and is based on the financial, social and environmental performance of around 4,000 of the world’s largest listed companies.
According to chief executive Steve Foots;“Our high global ranking and leading position in the UK reflects the significant amount of time that we have invested in this area.
"Our objective is to excel even further and make sustainability a major point of difference for the business. We are confident that this strategy will generate even greater benefits for the environment in which we operate, the people that we work with and our shareholders,” he adds.