Acknowledging our responsibility to the communities we serve and touch
OUR COMPREHENSIVE ESG APPROACH
We recognise the role we play in our wider communities and in doing so, align our Environmental Social and Governance strategy to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to ensure we build a comprehensive approach to ESG.
To find out more about our commitment to corporate and social responsibility view our policy statement download our Corporate Social Responsibility Policy Statement.
SUPPORTING A GREENER ENVIRONMENT
Rail freight is already the cleanest form of freight transport by land, offering a reduction in carbon emissions by up to 76% over road per tonne carried. On top of this we are investing in pioneering initiatives and technologies to drastically cut carbon emissions associated with transporting goods and materials and driving both our own and our customers' journey to Net Zero.
CREATING A GREAT PLACE TO WORK, FOR EVERYONE
Our people make our business. Because of this, we are committed to investing in ongoing comprehensive Diversity & Inclusion initiatives to ensure everyone feels safe and happy at work and proud to be an integral part of Freightliner.
GIVING BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY
We are committed to improving the communities and environments we operate in. That is why we support a wide range of employee nominated charities, match employee fundraising and sponsor employee connected sports clubs.
£200,000 IN DONATIONS SHARED OUT TO CHARITIES
Now in its fifteenth year, the staff charitable nomination scheme has seen more than £200,000 in donations shared out to charities across the continent. Every nomination has a personal connection to at least one of our colleagues – from hospices to hospital trusts, local charities to national and international organisations – each one has been recognised for its positive impact on our people.
MATCH FUNDING PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS
We're proud of our employees' personal and professional accomplishments, which is why we have boosted their fundraising efforts matching donations anywhere from £500 - £2000 per person. Employees have raised money through running marathons, triathlons and even 'Ultimate Warrior' challenges!
SPONSORING GRASSROOTS SPORT
As part of our commitment to supporting our colleagues in their work-life and outside of their 9-5, we sponsor sports clubs across the UK with a connection to our staff. So far, we have sponsored everything from cricket clubs to rugby squads, provided cycling gear and sponsored youth football kits.
We are proud to name some of our Locos after causes that are close to both our customers and employees hearts. We often support causes that have a personal connection to our employees and Loco namings help to raise awareness and the profile of these causes and charities.
RAIL SAFE FRIENDLY
We are proud to work with Rail Safe Friendly to help to improve rail safety in all schools across the UK. They have reached over 19 million young people in 11,500 schools across the UK in partnership with the Trespass Improvement Team at Network Rail.