"Corporate Responsibility at Informa is increasingly understood as a means of producing a win-win situation for our communities, environment, business objectives and employees.
We constantly review and improve our business processes, ensuring that we only partner with companies who hold the same high standards as ourselves, promoting best practice through our products and ensuring that we are known as an innovative and forward thinking company.
Our CR strategy has been gaining strength rapidly over the past few years and our CR function continues to expand into new areas. In light of this, we have recently re-launched our approach to sustainability under the heading ‘Louder than Words’, to express our focus on outcomes above gestures.
The high profile events of 2012 reminded those of us operating in the media sector that our most important impact is, without doubt, our content. From the board to the most recent graduate employee, our continued survival and success depend on our content’s integrity and reach. Every day, millions of people in education, healthcare, agriculture, finance and other sectors rely on our products and services.
Alongside content, we continue delivering on the wider priorities that we share with other sectors: bringing down our environmental footprint (see Our Environment), building meaningful community partnerships (see Our Community) and providing a great place to work (See Our People)."
Emma Blaney, Director of Corporate Responsibility
How we structure CR at Informa
Informa Group is a collection of well-known but distinct business brands and our CR structure reflects this. Each of our MDs or CEOs has appointed a CR Representative for their business.
We now have a set of 23 CR Representatives globally whose role it is to work closely with their MD or CEO to develop an approach to CR that makes sense for their business. By doing this we hope to ensure that each area of our diverse business portfolio has identified, and is managing, the key issues for them.
At Group-level, we have a CR function to be able to provide guidance for the Group as a whole and encourage the sharing of best practice in areas where our businesses overlap. We have created a set of KPIs that will help us to meet our overall CR objectives. We expect each of our businesses to report against these annually as well as set their own CR targets and objectives to sit alongside those KPIs.
We have also created three tests that are designed to guide our businesses in identifying the key CR issues for their businesses. These three tests are:
1. Saving Money;
2. Motivating Staff; or
3. Building Brand.
Informa’s 2012 CR Report is available to view. If you have any questions or would like to get in touch, please contact CR Manager, Colette Bennion (firstname.lastname@example.org), or CR Executive, Fiona Gibson (email@example.com).