Approach to Corporate Responsibility
Our CR programme is led by the Executive Management Board (EMB), which reports directly to the FirstGroup plc Board. The Chief Executive is the Board member responsible for CR.
The EMB reviews and approves strategy and monitors emerging policy and legislation relevant to FirstGroup. It discusses how this will affect the business and ensures compliance. The individual divisions are responsible for translating this to local strategy and implementing and monitoring targets, objectives and performance. Full details of our governance structures can be found in the Annual Report.
Our CR report and supporting CR programme are developed and assured in line with the AA1000 Assurance Standard and the Associated Assurance Principles Standard (AA1000APS). Further information on our materiality process and adherence to the standard can be found here.
CR risks are considered within our risk and controls assessment processes, and results are reviewed by our internal auditors. Details of our main risks can be found in the Corporate Governance section of our Annual Report.
Our internal audit function conducts annual audits at selected operational facilities of the systems and processes which generate our CR data. They report their findings to EMB and CR audit activities are overseen by our external assurance providers (PDF, 155kb).