Introduction from Mike Quinn
When I joined the Doncasters group in March 2020 I could not have foreseen what would happen to the world we live in. COVID-19 continues to have a profound effect on how we live our lives both at home and at work and, as a result, our key focus continues to be the safety and wellbeing of our employees and their families.
Despite the challenges we face, I believe it is vital we accelerate our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) program. As many of you know, I am transparent and honest regarding the challenges facing Doncasters and the ESG report gives us another vehicle through which to celebrate our successes and share where we are investing our attention with our stakeholders.
Because of the timing of this report, we have taken the decision to cover both 2020 and 2021 up to the end of October. Further to this, we will be publishing an ESG report annually with the next report, with a full view of 2021, in February 2022.
We launched our new 2021 – 2025 strategy in May of this year with a clear focus on becoming a more sustainable business. Now that we are reporting through a coordinated framework we will be able to take a more strategic view on the course of actions we pursue in delivering on our sustainable business vision. We can be confident we are directing our efforts to where they are most needed.
Looking ahead, I am encouraged by what I believe Doncasters can achieve. COVID-19 has shown the commitment and dedication of our employees and we are fortunate to have such a workforce. With the team and capital in place to deliver on our vision for the company, we will continue to drive value creation for all of our shareholders and stakeholders alike with our ESG commitments to the forefront as we deliver on this ambition.
The Board of Doncasters and I would like to thank you for your continued support of the Doncasters Group.
Chief Executive Officer