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Briggs commends Standard Life’s Sustainability Report.

Miles Briggs, Lothian Tory MSP, is commending staff and management at Standard Life following the publication of the company’s 2016 Sustainability Report. Miles has tabled a Parliamentary motion praising the responsible business practices, community work and corporate social responsibility achievements outlined in the report.

Speaking today Miles said:

“ I welcome Standard Life’s 2016 Sustainability Report which contains many achievements from last year.

“ I am delighted that the company’s volunteering target of 1000 days by staff members volunteering in their local communities was significantly exceeded so has been doubled for 2017.

“ Standard Life’s work in breaking down barriers to employment has also seen it rightly receive accreditation as one of only 11 UK Social Mobility Business Compact Champions.

“ Standard Life is a very significant part of the Lothian economy and it is great to see it leading the way in the UK in terms of being a responsible business which supports the area in which it is based and the country more widely.”

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* Please see below Miles’ motion as tabled today.

Motion Number: S5M-05183
Lodged By: Miles Briggs
Date Lodged: 18/04/2017

Title: Standard Life’s 2016 Sustainability Report.

Motion Text:

That the Parliament welcomes the publication by Standard Life of its 2016 sustainability report, Investing for a Better Future, which sets out the company’s commitment to being a responsible business and covers a range of specific achievements, including a new supplier code of conduct and modern slavery statement, volunteering standards being exceeded, social mobility champions, a climate change statement and sponsorship of Good Money Week; is aware that Standard Life has received highly positive external accreditation for its sustainable business approach with a silver distinction from RobecoSAM and its best ever scores from both the FTSE4Good and the Dow Jones sustainability indices; commends its leadership and staff on what it considers their excellent work and contribution to society in Lothian and across Scotland, and wishes them continued success.

Miles Briggs