“At MFG, we always strive to be responsible in the way we run our operation, and to behave as a good corporate citizen. Not only is this essential to our long-term success; it’s simply the right way to carry out our business activities.
This section of our website gives a broad overview of our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) commitments, how we’re meeting them and the initiatives we are introducing to make a greater impact. Sustainability and responsibility have long been a core part of MFG’s culture, and ESG is discussed at every Board meeting. However, we haven’t promoted our efforts and achievements as much as we could. We also recognise that more can be done.
For instance, Covid-19 has highlighted the greater role we can play in supporting our communities. At the same time, reporting requirements have increased: for example, this year we set out our environmental impacts for the first time in our Annual Report using the Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) framework.
These developments have intensified the focus we place on ESG activities. They’ve also driven us to look at how we can be more transparent in communicating the work we do to our stakeholders.
We see this as a journey. In 2021, we worked on setting a formal ESG strategy, and we’ll also further increase our reporting, using 2020’s data as a benchmark to compare year-on-year progress. To ensure our efforts have a global impact, we’re aligning our ESG strategy to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In the UK, we’re continuing to play a key role in delivering the government’s mission to achieve zero-carbon by 2050, through the development of the Electric Vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure across our station network. While customers still require petrol and diesel, we’ll continue to supply this in the most energy efficient way possible.
In addition to enhanced environmental focus, we’ve also introduced a number of initiatives to improve engagement with employees, and to contribute greater social value to the communities we operate in.
In 2021, with the help of external consultants, we reviewed the way we manage ESG to maximise our positive impacts and minimise our negative impact. We set ourselves challenging goals and improved how we capture and report on our data. This enabled our stakeholders to understand our progress better, while ensuring we can respond to and deliver on their expectations.
We look forward to sharing our progress with you.”
Chief Executive Officer