It's easy to be confused by the jargon that surrounds corporate responsibility. So here's a simple glossary which we hope will clear things up.
A systematic means of communicating through the use of sounds, written words or symbols.
see Life-Cycle Assessment.
Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA)
The science of measuring the environmental impact of a product over its entire lifespan, from manufacture all the way to disposal by the final user.
London Benchmarking Group
A group of more than 100 international businesses that work together to manage, measure and report on their involvement in the community.
Sometimes referred to as the Low-Fossil-Fuel Economy (LFFE), this term is used to describe an economy that has a far lower carbon footprint than would be typical in the developed world today.
Electricity produced using renewable resources such as the wind, solar energy and biomass. Already one of the world's largest purchasers of low-carbon electricity, we are also investing in wind farms that will meet 25 per cent of our UK electricity needs by 2016.