At Currys we're fully committed to operating a responsible business. We talk to our stakeholders about their expectations, we search out best practice and we reflect these in the decisions we make.
An Environment, Social and Governance (‘ESG’) Committee is in place to oversee all ESG activities carried out across the Group. Representatives from all countries and all levels attend this forum and provide updates.
The ESG Committee is attended by a Non-Executive Director of the Board, Andrea Gisle Joosen. It's chaired by our General Counsel and Company Secretary and it reports into the Executive Committee.
The Board also receive regular and comprehensive updates on ESG matters within the CEO report at Board meetings.
Read the Terms of Reference for the ESG Committee.
At Currys we take a systematic approach to ESG risk management - and we've benchmarked this approach against other leading organisations to make sure it’s as robust as can be.
Sustainability is included in the Currys Group's 'Principal Risk Register', which is monitored by the ESG Committee and the Executive Committee.
As part of our risk assessment, we work with internal stakeholders to consider the short, medium and long-term impacts of climate change - with the aim of identifying emerging risks and opportunities that could affect us.
We're also proud to have responded to the CDP questionnaire on climate change since 2016, which includes disclosing climate-related risks and opportunities. This work is also informing our business continuity plans, and has formed part of our implementation of the recommendations from the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (‘TCFD’). All the insights we've gained from this have been incorporated into our ESG Risk Register.
Our Sustainability and Social Impact strategy is signed off by our Group Chief Executive and approved by our Environmental, Social and Governance ('ESG') Committee.
The strategy itself is then driven and delivered by our colleagues, including subject-matter experts who are fully integrated across our business. Their work is coordinated by our Director of Group Sustainability and overseen by the ESG Committee.
Running a responsible business is a constant work in progress and there’s always more we can do. For example, we’ve just added two new environmental targets onto our annual bonus scorecard, to show customers we’re serious about our environmental responsibilities, to inspire more super engaged colleagues, and to build a business investors feel good about investing in.
Our key focus areas
We're proud of the achievements and commitments we've made
£GBP donated to tackle the digital divide
tonnes of e-waste recycled and reused by the Currys plc in 2020
We will achieve net zero emissions by this date