Value added for people in our neighbourhood
Our objective is to make a positive contribution to the regions and local communities where we are operating. We have joined a number of corporate initiatives both in the United Kingdom and in Germany which work out qualitative and quantitative assessment methods that allow the success of social commitment. RWE npower has been a member of the London Benchmarking Group since 2003 and uses processes and independent audits to measure the contribution made by its engagement for the community. This year, RWE npower has again succeeded in achieving the ‘Community Mark’ for a further two years as an award for long-term and effective engagement. We are involved in the business network ‘W.I.E. – Wirtschaft. Initiative. Engagement.’ in Germany which has 15 major companies operating in Germany as network members. In December, W.I.E. presented draft guidelines for reporting on social engagement to a specialist audience with an interest in this area at a conference organised by the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs. The aim of the guidelines is to contribute to establishing the engagement landscape on more objective principles.