Liverpool-based Bibby Line Group (BLG), one of the longest established family businesses in the UK with companies in the financial services, marine and infrastructure sectors, has announced its commitment to improving sustainability efforts in the wake of COP 26. The group has unveiled its vision of being “a family business, known for creating a better future together” underpinned by a series of new and ambitious sustainability goals.
Focusing efforts on the four areas of environment, community, people and customer, BLG’s Project Compass goals include net zero total carbon emissions, 1,000 colleague days given to the community every year, top quartile colleague engagement scores and leading customer satisfaction NPS scores of >60.
With world leaders currently meeting in Glasgow for COP26, BLG is committing to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2040, which is 10 years ahead of the government’s own net zero carbon emissions target. The expected deadline for the community, people and customer goals is 2024.
The company also revealed a series of 12 ‘trailblazer’ projects to kickstart activity, including decarbonising its assets, working closer with local schools and colleges in disadvantaged areas, and a range of innovative colleague and customer initiatives.
Jonathan Lewis, BLG group managing director said: “Since 1807, we’ve sought to be a responsible family business. It’s deeply embedded in our shared group values and it’s in our DNA. Today, as a modern, diverse group we understand it is more important than ever that we focus this positive energy to ensure our business activities are truly sustainable.
“I’m really proud of what we are already doing across the group, including leading the way in environmentally friendly welfare for construction workers, being at the forefront of bringing low and zero emissions technology to offshore windfarm maintenance, donating over £10m to charities through our Giving Something Back programme, and our financial services team featuring in the Times Top 100 Companies To Work For, nine times.
“I want us to do even more. Working with teams from across the group, we will collaborate to meet each individual goal and our new group vision of being a family business known for creating a better future together”.