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Governance

We take a rigorous approach to managing sustainability at Biffa. Over the last few years, we have made substantial progress in how we manage our sustainability performance. Some of the governance mechanisms we have put in place include:

 

  • Our Board Sustainability Committee is ultimately responsibility for overseeing the Company’s sustainability strategy.

  • Our Executive Sustainability Committee is responsible for overseeing the Company’s sustainability strategy, at a business level.

  • Our Internal Audit function provides a thorough examination of sustainability performance data, ahead of it being submitted to the Group Executive Committee.

  • Our Group Sustainability Team provide an expert service to the business, advising on operational decision making to ensure alignment to our sustainability strategy. They also provide rigorous testing of our sustainability data to ensure its accuracy and to ensure that any anomalies in performance are investigated quickly to find resolution.

  • Sustainability Champions provide data to our Group Sustainability Team twice a year. The Champions are accountable for providing accurate and timely data in accordance with our reporting requirements.

 

Board Sustainability Committee

Biffa established a Sustainability Committee in November 2020, to oversee on behalf of the Board, the Company’s sustainability strategy which was first published in March 2020 and focuses on three core areas: building a circular economy; tackling climate change and caring for our people, supporting our communities. The Committee also oversees broader stakeholder engagement and ethical policies and procedures, as well as updates on the Company’s sustainability ratings and reporting requirements on behalf of the Board. The Committee have final sign off on the Annual Sustainability Report, prior to publication.

We take a rigorous approach to managing sustainability at Biffa. Over the last few years, we have made substantial progress in how we manage our sustainability performance. Some of the governance mechanisms we have put in place include:

 

  • Our Board Sustainability Committee is ultimately responsibility for overseeing the Company’s sustainability strategy. More details on the Sustainability Committee’s roles and responsibilities are provided below

  • Our Executive Sustainability Committee are responsible for overseeing the Company’s Sustainability Strategy, at a business level

  • Our internal audit provides a thorough examination of sustainability performance data, ahead of it being submitted to the Group Executive Committee

  • Our Group Sustainability Team also provide an expert service to the business, advising on operational decision making to ensure alignment to our sustainability strategy

  • Sustainability Champions who provide data to our Group Sustainability Team twice a year. The Champions are accountable for providing accurate and timely data in accordance with our reporting requirements

  • Our Group Sustainability Team provide rigorous testing of our sustainability data to ensure that the data provided is accurate and to ensure that any anomalies in performance are investigated quickly to find resolution.

 

Board Sustainability Committee

Biffa established a Sustainability Committee in November 2020, to oversee on behalf of the Board, the Company’s sustainability strategy which was first published in March 2020 and focuses on three core areas: building a circular economy; tackling climate change and caring for our people, supporting our communities. The Committee also oversees broader stakeholder engagement and ethical policies and procedures, as well as updates on the Company’s sustainability ratings and reporting requirements on behalf of the Board. The Committee have final sign off on the Annual Sustainability Report, prior to publication.

Biffa’s Sustainability Committee meetings take place 3 times a year and the Committee Chair reports to the Board on its proceedings and all matters within its duties and responsibilities.

During the year, the Board, its Committees and the Group Executive Team oversaw senior management who are responsible for the day-to-day monitoring and management of our performance relating to sustainability. Below Board level, we also held our first Executive Sustainability Committee, in January 2021, which is responsible for overseeing the Company’s Sustainability Strategy, at a business level.

 

This stringent approach to governance ensures that Biffa has an organisation-wide approach to the management of sustainability.

During the year, the Board, its Committees and the Group Executive Team oversaw senior management who are responsible for the day-to-day monitoring and management of our performance relating to sustainability. Below Board level, we also held our first Executive Sustainability Committee, in January 2021, which is responsible for overseeing the Company’s Sustainability Strategy, at a business level.

 

This stringent approach to governance ensures that Biffa has an organisation-wide approach to the management of sustainability.