Capital & Counties Properties PLC
“ The two threads of Corporate Responsibility that run through our business are community and environment”
Ian Henderson, Chairman of the Corporate Responsibility Committee
Our Corporate Responsibility strategy is important to the ongoing success of the Company. At Capco, we have an opportunity to positively impact the urban landscape both environmentally and socially. We recognise that there is a great deal to achieve in both these areas and consequently we have set ourselves challenging targets for 2013.
The two threads of Corporate Responsibility that run through our business are community and environment. By focusing on these broad themes, we have an opportunity to make a significant difference to the areas where our assets are based.
An example of our commitment to promoting good environmental practice was the assessment and certification of both the Earls Court and Olympia venues to ISO 20121, the international standard for sustainable event management, in June 2012.
Of our community activities, an initiative of particular note this year is the Earls Court Education Programme which engaged students at both primary and secondary level with issues associated with sustainable urban regeneration.
We value the feedback received from our stakeholders on environmental and community issues and these views influence the design of our future strategy. The opinions of our employees are taken into consideration when determining the direction of our human resources strategy.
The CR Committee, which is chaired by Ian Henderson, ensures that CR initiatives are firmly aligned with corporate strategy. The implementation of strategy is driven by the CR Executive Committee, which is chaired by HR and CR Director, Jill Pett. Capco also has a Charity Committee, chaired by Ian Durant. Capco’s Business Code of Practice and company policies set out long-term commitments to high standards of social, ethical and environmental practices. They also frame the CR annual objectives which are set and reviewed every year.