Sustainability

Skipton International has always strived to be an effective corporate citizen, doing good in the communities in which we operate, and being fair and open with our valued customers is important to us. In 2019 we formalised our approach to environmental and sustainability issues by choosing 4 priority goals of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

What is the UN Sustainable Goals?

In September 2015, the leaders of all 193-member states of the United Nations introduced 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development that aim to transform our world by 2030. Governments, the private sector, civil society and individuals are mobilising their efforts on an international scale to support the goals, which include ending all forms of poverty, fighting inequality and tackling climate change. As well as looking back on some of our highlights for 2020, this report explains how Skipton will continue to contribute to this important agenda.

Skipton's Priority Goals

Goal 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

OUR COMMITMENT
We will be one of the best places to work.

OUR TARGET
- Score 9.0/10 in our annual Employee Engagement Survey by 2022 for “I am satisfied with Skipton as an employer”.
- 66% of team members to hold at least Certificate level qualifications by 2022.

Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

OUR COMMITMENT
We will help more people into homes and support our local communities.

OUR TARGET
- Helping 200 first-time buyers into homes annually.
- Increasing the time our people spend volunteering in the community by 300% by 2022.

Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

OUR COMMITMENT
We will give more back to the planet than we take.

OUR TARGET
- Offsetting 125% of our Carbon Footprint from 2020 – to become annually carbon negative.
- Reducing paper consumption by 33% per customer by 2022.

Goal 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

OUR COMMITMENT
We will always consider the interests of all stakeholders.

OUR TARGET
- Showing that we care about our customers by maintaining Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Provider status.
- Commit to the Guernsey Employer’s Disability Charter in 2020.

Support The Goals

Support the Goals is an initiative to share the stories and journeys of businesses supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals. It aims to raise awareness of the goals in the business community, and to encourage support through positive publicity and gentle competition.

Skipton International’s Support The Goals rating is the maximum 5 stars. Visit supportthegoals.org to find out more.