We submit a Communication on Progress to the UN Global Compact on a yearly basis.
In 2009, we signed the United Nations Global Compact as a further demonstration of our commitment to help advance sustainable business models and markets with a view to creating a more sustainable and inclusive global economy. We actively support the UN Global Compact's 10 principles focusing on the core areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.
Since then, we have signed a formal statement of support for the Women's Empowerment Principles in 2016, an initiative created by UN Women in collaboration with the UK Global Compact, and last year added our signature to the UN's new Standards of Conduct for Business for Tackling Discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans and Intersex (LGBTI) People.
Our reporting is supported by an index of Global Reporting Initiative indicators, which we compile based on the principle of materiality. We also report on key diversity, employee development and community statistics, and our financial performance.