NOC celebrates first Sustainability and Social Responsibility Strategy successes
06 December 2021
Aligned to its established corporate values and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has launched its first ever Sustainability and Social Responsibility (SSR) Strategy.
With a reputation as the UK’s leading charity for innovative ocean research and technology we are committed to conducting our business to the highest standards of honesty and integrity.
Natalie Campbell, NOC’s Associate Director Corporate Business Services, said "We have a great track record with regards to sustainability and so the aim of the new SSR strategy is to reaffirm our commitment in this area, build upon our previous work and take forward a more collective and connected approach across the organisation. By making a strategic commitment to SSR, we will ensure that we are working to the highest standards that not only benefit our community but our organisation.”
"As a charity we bear an extra responsibility to be sensitive to social, cultural and environmental aspects of their operations, with an emphasis on higher moral and ethical standards, beyond mere legal compliance. With this SSR Strategy we are making a considered and deliberate inclusion of employee, stakeholder and public interest into corporate decision making that goes beyond the statutory obligations to comply with legislation. It’s something we’re all very proud of.”
The NOC Executive Committee and Board of Trustees empowers an internal action group to lead on the five deliverable pillars of the strategy: People; Operations; Environment; Community; Research. Their first year of initial scoping work brought together existing targets and projects from divisional roadmaps, delivery plans and staff groups. The final strategy is now a holistic framework uniting the whole organisation behind ambitious internal goals.