SafeLane Global is adopting the Future-Fit ESG methodology
SafeLane Global creates safer environments wherever it goes, and in 2023 it has decided to create a more sustainable world by adopting the Future-Fit ESG methodology.
What is Future-Fit?
The Future-Fit methodology is a framework that helps companies, like SafeLane, evaluate and improve their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices to ensure long-term sustainability.
Future-Fit provides a science-based set of goals and targets for companies to strive towards, including reducing greenhouse gas emissions, promoting diversity and inclusion, and improving supply chain management. It emphasises transparency and accountability, encouraging companies to report on their progress towards these goals and engage with stakeholders to drive meaningful change.
Our Future-Fit Goals
SafeLane has selected 17 out of the 23 Future-Fit goals to pursue. It has eliminated 8 product-based goals due to SafeLane being a purely service-based business.
More information about SafeLane’s Future-Fit goals can be found below:
|Fair Employment Terms
|Lobbying & Advocacy
The key to achieving Future-Fit Goal BE01 is deriving all energy - whether it be electricity, heat or fuel - from renewable sources. This means relying on sources such as solar, wind, ocean, hydropower, geothermal resources, and biomass to power operations.
SafeLane will achieve this goal by assessing its energy use, setting targets for using renewable energy, and taking action to transition towards renewable sources.
By achieving this goal, SafeLane will contribute to building a more sustainable world for future generations.
To achieve Future-Fit Goal BE02, businesses must protect freshwater resources through sustainable water management practices. This involves minimising water consumption in commercial and industrial activities, as well as ensuring that discharges do not degrade water quality.
SafeLane will achieve this goal by assessing its water use, setting targets for reducing consumption and improving water quality, and taking action to manage its water use responsibly.
This goal is important because it helps SafeLane conserve a precious natural resource, while also ensuring that its water use is socially equitable and does not negatively impact communities or the environment.
To achieve BE04, businesses must take responsibility for the negative impact of any activity in its supply chains.
SafeLane will assess the environmental and social impacts of its suppliers and to prioritise the selection of suppliers that share its commitment to sustainability.
By implementing responsible procurement practices, SafeLane will reduce its negative impacts on the environment and society whilst also creating long-term value for its stakeholders. It will create a more resilient and sustainable supply chain, creating a healthier planet for everyone.
BE05 requires companies to prioritise the elimination of harmful emissions in all forms, including gaseous, solid, and liquid emissions. Businesses must assess their operations and identify areas where emissions can be reduced or eliminated.
SafeLane is committed to achieving this goal by assessing its emissions, setting targets for reducing its emissions, and taking action to reduce its impact on communities and the environment.
This goal is important because it helps SafeLane contribute to global efforts to mitigate climate change, while also protecting the health and wellbeing of people and the environment.
BE06 requires a business to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions resulting from its own operational activities, including the energy it consumes.
This goal will require SafeLane to measure, disclose and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to the greatest extent possible, using credible and science-based methods.
Adopting this goal will help to create a healthier planet for future generations.
To meet goal BE07, a business must achieve the complete elimination of operational waste while also repurposing all by-products generated by its operations.
To achieve this goal, SafeLane will prioritise reducte, reuse, and recycle its waste to minimise its impact on the environment. SafeLane will review its operations and identify areas where waste can be reduced or eliminated.
By doing so, SafeLane can work towards creating a more sustainable future whilst also reducing costs and increasing efficiency.
To achieve BE08, a business must be commited to preserving areas of high biological, ecological, social, or cultural value. This entails not only protecting such areas where the company is already active but also avoiding any new expansion that could potentially lead to environmental degradation.
To achieve this, SafeLane Global protects areas of high biological, ecological, social, or cultural value by avoiding further expansion into new areas if degradation is possible and by protecting those areas where it is already active.
By achieving this goal, SafeLane will contribute to a future-fit society that promotes sustainability, protects ecosystems, and supports communities' well-being.
To achieve BE09, a business must maintain a commitment to engaging with and addressing the concerns of local communities whose well-being may be affected by its operational activities.
SafeLane Global's lifesaving operations go hand-in-hand with this goal. It will always take a proactive approach to identify and mitigate potential health risks that may arise from it activities and services.
By implementing measures to safeguard community health, SafeLane will further contribute to creating a safer and healthier environment for everyone.
BE10 involves ensuring that all employees work in physically safe environments, free from hazards and risks that could compromise their health or safety. Future-Fit businesses should have a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to harassment and bullying in the workplace, ensuring that all employees are treated with dignity and respect.
SafeLane Global takes a proactive approach to identify and mitigate potential health risks that may arise from their workplace environments, policies, and practices. This creates a safer and healthier workplace.
To achieve BE11, a Future-Fit business must offer fair compensation and ensure that all workers are paid a living wage that covers the essential costs of living in the regions in which they operate.
SafeLane Global is committed to paying their employees above a living wage, which is the amount required for a worker to meet their basic needs, such as food, housing, and healthcare. SafeLane's UK-based operations recently achieved Real Living Wage accreditation.
BE12 involves creating contracts between employers and employees that provide individuals with the basic protections, freedoms, and rights that are expected in a prosperous and equitable society.
SafeLane ensures it has non-discriminatory hiring and promotion practices, reasonable working hours, and safe and healthy working conditions for all. It will continue to review its policies and practices to ensure that BE12 is constantly being met and exceeded.
BE13 involves proactively examining and monitoring key practices such as recruitment, pay structures, hiring, performance assessment, and promotions to ensure that no discrimination occurs, even if it is unintentional. It involves taking steps to ensure that all individuals are treated equally, regardless of their race, gender, ethnicity, age, religion, sexual orientation, or other personal characteristics.
SafeLane has a strict anti-discrimination and harassment policy, and all of its employees/contractors are recruited based on their skills and abilites alone. SafeLane provides equal opportunities for all employees, regardless of their background or personal characteristics.
To achieve BE14, a business should create a healthy work environment for its employees, by minimising concerns and proactively addressing any issues that may arise. It should implement internal controls to ensure fair and equitable treatment of all employees, and takes steps to prevent and address any incidents of harassment, discrimination, or other misconduct.
SafeLane takes all of its employees concerns extremely serious. It is currently establishing a system for employees to raise concerns and grievances, which will be impartially judged and transparently addressed.
For BE20, businesses must proactively identify and address any potential ethical breaches that may result from its activities. It should take steps to anticipate and avoid such breaches, and implement processes to address any issues that do arise in an ethical and responsible manner.
SafeLane priortises transparency, honesty, and fairness, and avoides any form of corruption, bribery, or other unethical practices with its strict policies.
For a business to achieve Goal BE21, it must publicly commit to a responsible tax policy and works tirelessly to ensure it upholds this policy across all its business operations.
By prioritising responsible tax practices, businesses can contribute to the development of the communities in which they operate, by supporting essential public services and infrastructure.
BE22 involves refraining from any activity that may hinder society's progress towards future-fitness by influencing market dynamics in inappropriate ways.
BE22 emphasises the importance of transparency in lobbying and advocacy practices and engaging with stakeholders to understand and address their concerns related to these activities. SafeLane Global does not engage in any lobbying practices.
By pursuing Goal BE23, a business must strive to ensure that the investments it owns, manages, or controls on behalf of third-party asset owners are future-fit by implementing investment policies and internal controls that consistently assess and improve their sustainability and future-fitness.
Future Fit Progress Updates
|In 2022, SafeLane Global's UK Land business units began benchmarking and measuring itself in regards to its Future Fit Goals. It has now started proposing and implementing changes to further its ESG progress. SafeLane Global's International Ops has now begun the same process. This table will be regularly updated when ESG progress is made.
SafeLane Global is a member of the UN Global Compact
SafeLane Global joined the UN Global Compact on the 26th of June 2018. Since 2023, SafeLane has adopted the Future Fit methodology that goes hand-in-hand with the UNGC. This is because all of Future Fit's goals are directly tied to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.
You can view SafeLane's latest UNGC Communication on Progress below:
(Last updated on the 23rd of March 2023)