We are committed to reporting openly and transparently on our performance, and that includes reporting on how we perform as a responsible business.
By consistently monitoring our performance, we can maximise our positive impact and make improvements where they are needed.
We publically report our CR performance data on a yearly basis through this Corporate Responsibility Report. We also make use of alternative channels to disclose the status of our ESG practices.
Our approach to managing our energy and climate-related risk is based on understanding and measuring our environmental impacts and playing our part in reducing them.
We have published our global greenhouse gas emissions since 2013 when it became a mandatory requirement for UK quoted companies and our reporting processes have become more significantly more refined over this time. In 2015 we introduced bespoke data capture templates for our business units and in 2016 we increased the frequency of data collection and reporting to quarterly. This enables more thorough tracking of performance and we continue to improve the quality of our data, relying less on estimation and more on direct data and billing information.
Our scope of reporting is extensive and includes disclosure of real estate investment properties which fall under the Group’s operational control.
Community investment data
We calculate our community investment spend using the internationally-recognised London Benchmarking Group standard. This includes cash donations to registered charitable organisations, as well as a cash equivalent for in-kind contributions.
Gender diversity data
Prudential believes that a diversity of skill sets and backgrounds enriches the organisation. As a company, we believe in supporting human rights, acting responsibly and with integrity. We monitor the diversity of our leadership and our leadership pipeline, with diversity and inclusion KPIs reported to the Board annually.
We engage professional assurance providers who combine the strengths of non-financial assurance experience with technical competency in corporate responsibility.
We asked Deloitte LLP to provide limited assurance on selected corporate responsibility performance indicators in accordance with the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board's International Standard on Assurance Engagements (ISAE3000) and their statement appears here.