Community and environment

Community

Our businesses are part of their communities and our workforces are drawn from these local environments. We actively engage with these communities to ensure that:

  • we support skill and expertise development to promote employment,
  • we enhance local community growth and;
  • we positively contribute to community initiatives and fundraising.

Stobart Group does not make financial or other donations to any political parties or organisations.

 

Environmental Responsibility

Stobart Group is committed to reducing the environmental impact of our operations and where possible, builds environmental sustainability into each business function and process. We regularly review and investigate ways to reduce our energy, waste and water usage.

Our achievements in 2017:

  • Reduction of 11.6% in CO2 emissions per £m revenue.
  • Affiliation with the Environment Agency.
  • Installation of new solar farm at Pollington biomass site with the aim to provide electricity to the National Grid.
  • Increased recycling or converting waste to energy to 99.8%.

 

Emissions Target

In 2017 the Group established a target of reducing our tonnes per £m of revenue by 25% by 2020, from our basline.

 

Emissions Case Study

Stobart Rail supports EA Flood Defence

In October 2016 Stobart Group joined forces with the Environment Agency in a 12-month arrangement to transport 40km of temporary barriers in preparation for flood events in England.

The Emergency Flood Resilience Contract, ‘Delivering Resilience Together’, has so far seen Stobart Group support the Environment Agency to combat Storm Angus, Barbara, Connor and Doris by dispatching over 10.6km of flood defences over 5,000 miles. From Blyth in Northumberland to Great Yarmouth and from York to Redruth, our Stobart Rail division has delivered lorry-loads of temporary barriers to protect people and properties from potential flooding. This critical work has supported the Environment Agency’s “go big, go early” ethos by being prepared to defend against excessive rainfall, swelling rivers and tidal surges from the North Sea.