We understand that our customers, investors, employees and suppliers actively choose their relationships with the Group. Increasingly, this choice depends on the degree to which we demonstrate corporate social responsibility: behaving ethically and legally, treating our employees with respect and consideration, finding ways to minimise our impact on the environment and doing what we can to improve the lives of those in the wider community around us.
Aside from its social contribution as a profitable, taxpaying enterprise, the Group recognises that delivering good long-term returns to shareholders requires it to demonstrate commitment to corporate social responsibility. To this end, the Board has adopted - and reviews regularly - a number of policies, collectively referred to as Responsible Hospitality.
The Board also recognises the need to communicate to stakeholders its progress on executing these policies.
A full statement of the Group's corporate social responsibility programme is included in the annual report.