External assurance

We do not currently externally assure our sustainability report. However the following data disclosures are part of the Annual Report and Accounts assurance process:

  • Carbon
  • Community Investment
  • Employee numbers
  • Customer numbers
  • Investments numbers
  • Financials i.e Tax, Assets under Management, Investments

All other data is collected through our own internal systems which are internally and externally managed. Our internal audit will review these systems throughout the year.  

This report contains Standard Disclosures for Core level from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI Standards) (launched in November 2016).

April 2017