Helping create a sustainable environment for all

Inspired by our core value of Sustainability, we are committed to improving our impacts on the environment, our communities, and wider society around us through responsible operations and best-practice corporate governance.

Sustainability Report

Sustainability Report

Our annual Sustainability Report provides detailed disclosure on the practical steps we are taking to progress Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) responsibilities within our business strategy, culture, and everyday operations, propelled by our core company values.

Sustainability Report 
Emissions Reporting Methodology
3rd Party Assurance Report

Our ESG pledge


Creating sustainable futures

We aim to lead the UK’s transition to a low-carbon economy through our innovative services, supported by a commitment to achieve our own organisational net zero emissions target by 2030. We also assist our clients and wider consumers with their carbon reduction journeys through funding and delivery of sustainably-focussed assets and solutions.

About our Net Zero 2030 target

Our core environmental pillars are:
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Net Zero: Reducing our carbon emissions

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Climate Change: Understanding and mitigating the effects of climate change

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Biodiversity: Improving biodiversity across our sites and battery operations

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Engagement: Building understanding of sustainability across employees and stakeholders

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Management Systems: Ensuring compliance and continuous improvement

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Reporting: Championing transparency in our performance and action

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Putting Our People First

We aim to create a sustainable and safe environment for all where customer excellence is key, innovation is encouraged, and employees are proud. In turn, nurturing a thriving workplace and a business that supports wider society.

Our core social pillars are:
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Employee management: embedding a culture of meaningful engagement and exceptional employee management

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Health and safety: ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our people at all times

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Supply chain and community: supporting the wellbeing of our supply chain and external stakeholders, whilst leaving positive impacts on our local communities.

Our people and community accreditations


Operating responsibly and ethically

We uphold our moral and legal obligations through responsible and ethical practices, ensuring the integrity and transparency of all our activities – from our supply chain to our people, our operations and customers, and society as a whole.

Our core governance pillars are:  1) Legal 2) Financial and 3) Information Technology

Group Integrated Policy Statement
Energy Management Policy Statement

Climate Sustainability Policy Statement
Corporate Social Responsibility Policy Statement

Business Continuity Policy Statement
Modern Slavery Policy Statement

We are committed to deliver upon our responsibilities and enact best practice across our operations, employees and wider stakeholders.”

Charlotte Gregory
Head of Sustainability

Our 'Levelling Up' Impact Report

The report, which has been developed with the Purpose Coalition, benchmarks our progress against the Levelling Up Goals and highlights SMS’s commitment to delivering opportunity in the UK through implementing responsible ESG policies.

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Our journey to carbon neutrality

Our Net Zero 2030 target, announced in 2021, will see SMS drastically reduce organisational carbon emissions in order to achieve a balance of carbon neutrality across our business.

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Assessing and addressing our ESG risks and opportunities

As an organisation at the leading edge of the low-carbon transition, and a Taskforce for Climate related Disclosure (TCFD) Supporter, we’re committed to providing full transparency and sharing of relevant information regarding our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) progress.

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Creating long-term, sustainable value for our stakeholders

Our investment case is rooted in sustainability. We’re a business that originates, owns and operates CaRe assets, providing associated services and generating long-term secure recurring revenues.

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