Environmental Social and Governance Action

At Active Lancashire, we're dedicated to promoting physical activity and wellbeing in Lancashire while upholding principles of social responsibility and sustainability. Our commitment to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors is rooted in our belief that these aspects are integral to creating lasting value for our stakeholders.

Aligned with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), our ESG policy underscores our dedication to fostering a positive impact on the environment and society.

Environmental Policy

Our environmental policy outlines actionable steps towards reducing our carbon footprint, minimizing waste generation, conserving water, promoting active transportation, and fostering environmental responsibility across our supply chain.

Social Policy

We prioritise diversity, equity, and inclusivity in our workplace and programs, ensuring a safe and healthy environment for all. Respecting human rights, understanding community needs, and promoting physical activity for everyone regardless of background are central to our social policy.

Governance Policy

Maintaining high ethical standards, transparency, and accountability is paramount in our governance practices. Effective risk management, a diverse Board of Directors, and regular policy and performance reviews ensure alignment with our commitments and progress towards the SDGs.

Our vision is to cultivate a healthier and more sustainable future by championing physical activity in line with ESG best practices and the UN SDGs. We integrate ESG considerations into our leadership, operations, and initiatives to achieve our long-term goals.

How we have made an Impact

  • Saving 937kg CO2 per week through the use of recycling bins, energy saving bulbs. cycling to work and working from home. 
  • Delivered Carbon Literacy Training 
  • Using the outdoors for meetings and networking opportunities
  • Pre event information encouraging attendees to bring their own mugs for refreshments
  • Changed suppliers for events, such as the Active Lancashire Awards, to produce sustainable products 
  • Active Cycles have reused 1200 bikes - which is the equivalent to the carbon footprint of 28 average Britons! Active Cycles also received the BBC Make a Difference Green Award 
  • Active Seconds - charity retails shop in Accrington with all the proceeds from sales go back into funding free physical activity sessions for the community 
  • Rossendale Works have a local allotment to support local people out of work through wellbeing and education. They even get to take home beetroots!
  • Introduced Sustainable Secret Santa - all gifts exchanged were recycled, second-hand, or sourced sustainably (charity shops, garage sales, online marketplaces, recycling centre’s etc)

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Active Partnerships
Lancashire and South Cumbria Health and Care Partnership
Funded by UK Government Levelling Up