Our CR strategy covers issues identified as having the most potential to affect the sustainability of the local area. Our principle work streams are:
We are working to produce a robust and balanced economic structure for Barrow-in-Furness and the surrounding areas, underpinned by strong relationships with local strategic partners, the health authority, education and housing providers to enable the community to prosper without dependence on a sole employer.
Our focus is on the promotion of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, (STEM) subjects to create an inspirational environment for young people, thus increasing local skill sets and providing future capability for the Astute and Successor programmes.
We aim to foster lasting relationships between our employees and surrounding communities, making positive contributions to the community wherever possible. The focus of our charitable support is aligned to projects that provide lasting benefits for both BAE Systems Maritime - Submarines and the local community.
We embed responsible business practise into everything we do. This supports the delivery of our Group strategy and helps build and maintain strong stakeholder relationships. It enhances our reputation, contributes to greater operational productivity and efficiency, and reduces risk to our business.
We aim to conduct our business in a safe and environmentally responsible manner. We believe reducing our use of resources and the waste we produce will improve operational efficiency, reduce costs and help us comply with changing regulatory requirements. This includes greenhouse gas emissions, material and solvent usage, waste products and emissions to the atmosphere.
Local community 2010 - 2011
(Information correct as of September 2011)
• North west supply chain Since 2000, 590 suppliers, £2bn into local business
• Salaries into the local economy £275m direct (+ £340m indirect) annually
• Employee volunteer projects 60
• School ambassadors (STEM) 100
• Children on work experience 88
• Employee giving donations £27,000 to local charities
• Partner charity SSAFA (since Jan 2010) £14,000
• Charity support total £254,000