Greggs achieves a 3 star rating in BITC's CR Index 2015
BITC’s CR Index is a robust benchmarking tool which requires participating companies to complete a rigorous process which assesses companies against a diverse range of factors, from how engaged their board and senior managers are with responsible business issues to the link between remuneration and CR performance.
Achieving a 3 Star rating shows that Greggs have made good progress towards integrating responsible business practice into its mainstream business at all levels during the last 12 months.
Roger Whiteside, Greggs’ CEO said: “Analysis of our 2015 BITC CR Index score suggests that significant progress is being made to integrate SR into our entire business strategy. We are committed to building on this achievement by incorporating the `areas for improvement’, highlighted by this process, into our short, medium and long term plans with a view to ultimately making sure that SR underpins all of our corporate decisions”.
Stephen Howard, Chief Executive, Business in the Community said: “The 2015 CR Index shows us that we are moving in the right direction and companies are now increasingly integrating responsible business practice into decision making right across the business. To truly change business culture, companies need to engage their people to embrace a different way of doing business with responsible values at the core. So it is especially encouraging this year that we have seen a significant increase in the representation of corporate responsibility, both at board level and amongst the generation of future leaders that will shape the businesses of tomorrow.
“I congratulate Greggs for achieving its ranking and look forward to working together to create a fairer society and a more sustainable future.”
To complement this BITC has also just confirmed that Greggs' 2014 Work Inclusion Award submission has been reaccredited which means the company has successfully demonstrated continual and positive impact through it's Fresh Start Programme.