For the second consecutive year, GWR has commissioned consultants, Akerlof, to assess our social value using the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) Rail Social Value Tool (RSVT).
As an early adopter of the RSVT, we used it for the first time last year to measure the social value generated by our day-to-day operations, investments, and projects, allowing us to conduct a thorough analysis and report on the social value of our activities.
Having set a baseline, we are now able to start to set targeted strategies for improvement. Through the insights gained we aim to expand and enhance the quality of our data reporting as well as continue to develop how we manage our impact on society, the environment, and the economy.
As demonstrated throughout the report, the activities undertaken by our business can have a hugely positive impact on individual people’s lives.