Introduction

We remain committed to managing our Company in a socially responsible way, continually reviewing our performance in all areas of Corporate Responsibility, and were delighted during 2017 to become a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index.

Launched by the global index provider FTSE Russell, the FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to identify companies that demonstrate strong environmental, social and governance (‘ESG’) practices, measured against globally recognised standards.

A key constituent of our Corporate Responsibility is the relationships with our stakeholders, encompassing employees; suppliers; customers; investors; and the communities in which we operate. These relationships, many of which span the 25 years we have been operating, are of paramount importance and pivotal to our performance and we are committed to continuing the investment in these relationships to promote and ensure their longevity. We endeavour to have a positive impact on all our stakeholders with the strategic aim of creating value for the benefit of all stakeholders whilst supporting the end-consumer by providing an exceptional package of goods and services.

We have undertaken further investment in people and training during 2017 and 2018, most notably in the areas of Human Resources (‘HR’) and Health & Safety ('H&S'), expanding our teams and updating our policies and procedures to strive for the highest standards in all areas of our operations.

Our ambition is to embed Corporate Responsibility within the Company’s culture with an ethos of supporting all stakeholders and upholding the highest standards to support the continued growth and success of the business.

Dick Peters
Non-Executive Chairman

Steve Wilson
Chief Executive