Leading integrated support services company Carillion has improved even further on its previous strong performance in Business in the Community’s annual benchmark of responsible business, the Corporate Responsibility Index (CR Index).
Carillion achieved an overall score of 97%, which is a slight increase on the last benchmarking and has earned a Four Star ranking as the highest scoring company in the support services sector.
The CR Index is a robust benchmarking tool which helps hundreds of companies measure and manage the progress they are making to integrate responsible practices into their mainstream business at all levels. It is 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.
Today’s announcement of the 2015 CR Index has been timed to coincide with Responsible Business Week (20-26 April 2015) an annual initiative to increase awareness of the positive contribution of business in society.
David Picton, Carillion Chief Sustainability Officer said: “Now, more than ever, corporate responsibility is not a nice-to-have – it is critical for long-term business success. Carillion is committed to an integrated and balanced approach to responsible, sustainable business – from developing and delivering sustainable solutions for our customers to creating positive impacts in the communities where we work and live – so we are delighted to have achieved the Four Star ranking.”
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 Carillion for achieving its ranking and look forward to working together to create a fairer society and a more sustainable future.”
For further information about the 2015 CR Index including the full list of 2015 ranked companies, visit www.bitc.org.uk/crindex.