Greggs achieves a 3.5 star rating in BITC's CR Index 2016
The CR Index helps businesses to assess how successfully they are integrating responsible business practice into their operations by assessing factors ranging from a company’s culture and values to its environmental impact and transparency over pay policies.
Achieving a 3.5 Star rating shows that Greggs has 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 2016 BITC CR Index score suggests that significant progress is being made to integrate CSR 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 CSR underpins all of our corporate decisions”.
Stephen Howard, CEO of Business in the Community said: “Genuine responsible business starts in the engine room of companies. It’s about how companies translate their values into behaviour and decision making, create the right culture and drive societal and economic value in the process.
The CR Index helps companies take an depth look at their business from the inside out and it’s encouraging to see companies increasingly integrated responsible business into business at all levels. This year’s Index also reinforces the opportunity companies have to think much longer term to address pressing issues such as climate change.
I congratulate Greggs for achieving its ranking and look forward to working together to create a fairer society and a more sustainable future.”
The 2016 CR Index is published as part of Responsible Business Week (18-22 April 2016 #RBWeek) an annual campaign to inspire and more businesses to take action which creates positive change in society – while raising awareness of the action business is taking.
To complement this BITC has also just confirmed that Greggs' 2014 Work Inclusion Award submission has been reaccredited for the second year running which means the company has successfully demonstrated continual and positive impact through it's Fresh Start Programme.
For further information about the 2015 CR Index visit www.bitc.org.uk/crindex