The firm handling gas distribution for Yorkshire has pledged to support local communities.
Northern Gas Networks (NGN), which has operations at Liversedge, has launched its Community Promises document – available to download here – outlining its commitment to the communities in which it operates.
It’s key commitments are to ensure customers receive the best, fastest and most professional service possible; prevent hardship and risk to health by helping to tackle fuel poverty, educate customers about CO and advise customers about efficient energy use; work with others to improve its service; being an employer of choice in its local area; and reduce its impact on the environment.
Tom Bell, head of social strategy, said: “At NGN, our responsibility to our customers, employees, communities, partners and environment is more than just a box ticking exercise.
“Whether we’re playing our part in helping to lift customers out of fuel poverty, educating households about the dangers of carbon monoxide, paving the way for new sustainable fuels such as biogas or providing training opportunities in deprived areas, we have a broad reach and an ambitious social agenda.
“Our Community Promises will provide our stakeholders with a clear idea of our focus for community work and help us as an organisation to channel our energies and talents to achieve more for our communities, colleagues and customers.”
To mark the launch of Community Promises Northern Gas Networks will make a £2 charitable donation – up to a total of 2,000 – on behalf of anyone who joins it’s new online community before the end of May.
Donations will go to one of four charities supported by its Community Promises – the Huddersfield based Dominic Rodgers Trust, The Prince’s Trust, The Trussell Trust and the Woodland Trust.