Our commitment to sustainability
In 2021, the Board established an ESG Committee to consider climate and other social and environmental risks and opportunities to improve the Group’s sustainability. Our ESG committee is chaired by our Executive Chairman, Glenn Earlam with additional board attendees being Russell Barnes (Chief Executive Officer) and Patrick Burrows (Chief Financial Officer).
The ESG Committee is responsible for creating the Group’s ESG strategy and for governance over its ESG programme. The ESG Committee meets quarterly and provides periodic reports and updates to the Board. During 2023 the ESG Committee will focus on compliance with Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
In November 2022 we appointed a new Group People Director, who is creating a 2023/2024 People Strategy to ensure the Group is a great place to work for all team members and promote equality, diversity, inclusion, health and wellbeing. The gender pay gap will feed into our social targets as we align our ESG strategy and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategy for the year ahead.
Our key objective remains constant; that doing the right thing by our members, our team and the communities in which we operate is integral to our future success as a sustainable business. We are equally committed to actions and initiatives that support our other principles. This includes doing our utmost towards combating climate change by reducing our clubs’ waste and using sustainable raw materials.
For more details on our ESG engagement and performance please see our Annual Report 2022