Our Group Policy and External Affairs Director, Anthony Vigor, is responsible for the deliver of the Community Value.
He works with the relevant divisional teams and sit on the Group Executive and report monthly. He also report regularly to the Board. Our Group Property and Environmental team is responsible at the Group level for the environmental aspects of the Community Value.
We operate both Group-level initiatives and business-specific programmes. Often our activities are conducted in partnership with other organisations. Some of our activity is also led by our employees. All endeavour to deliver the Community Value.
At Group-level, our principal activity is our support for the National Express Foundation, an independent charitable trust, which was founded to address issues impacting on young people in some of the key areas where the company operates in the UK. National Express has pledged to provide it with £500,000 in funding over the next five years.
In the UK the Group encourages its employees to participate within its local communities by actively promoting Payroll Giving and it is aiming to achieve the Gold Quality Mark. It also supports employees' personal fundraising and volunteering activities through its Employee Charity Panel.