National Grid named Responsible Business of the Year 2014
National Grid has taken the mantle of Responsible Business of the Year from Jaguar LandRover following last night's Business in the Community's (BITC's) Awards.
National Grid was recognised for its commitment to creating sustainable energy solutions for the future whilst supporting the need for economic prosperity now. It has lowered greenhouse gas emissions by 53% since 1990 – in line with an 80% reduction target by 2050 – whilst embarking on the biggest network expansion in 50 years. As well as investing billions to embed responsible practices across the organisation, it is also inspiring the next generation of talent through education programmes, engaging schoolchildren with science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects to help drive interest in the practical challenges of energy and sustainability.
Steve Holliday, CEO of National Grid, said: “We invest time and energy working with young people today, making sure they understand the amazing world of engineering and energy, and are inspired to come into this fantastic sector. We’re responsible for inspiring the next generation of talent to make sure they are in place to keep the lights on and the gas flowing for our society, long into the future.”