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Corporate Social Responsibility

GBRf’s vision is to set the standard of corporate responsibility for the rail freight industry.

GBRf’s corporate responsibility covers any activity the company carries out that impacts on our customers, staff, suppliers, the environment and community. We have four principles that underlie our approach to our responsibilities as a business:

  •  Maintain effective health and safety to look after the people that work for us
  •  Make long-term investments in the people who work for us
  •  Manage operations to minimise the impact of our activities on people, communities and the environment
  •  Strive to encourage a positive safety culture to maintain throughout the business

       

GBRf staff are keen to play their part in supporting charitable work. In 2018, we are working with Headway, a charity that works to improve life after brain injury; and Macmillan Cancer Support.

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Rail Tours

GBRf have operated several passenger charter trains to raise money for charity, with a total currently around £300,000.   Some ingenuity has been applied as to how trains are run and have included one-way trips to capitalise on an otherwise empty train movement, some out and back trains to events, a Sunday lunchtime trip and two 4-day round UK tours.

These trains have been arranged in-house, from the planning and advertising, through to ticket sales; with staff undertaking as much of these elements in their own time.  The trains are also operated by crews volunteering to work in their own time.

Sponsored Events

GB Railfreight Supporting Headway and Macmillian

GB Railfreight Supporting Headway and Macmillian

Over the past decade, GBRf has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for national and local charities. These charities change periodically but are always chosen by GBRf employees, and are often linked with railway personnel. Currently we are supporting Headway and...

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GBRf Sponsored Westerfield United FC

GBRf Sponsored Westerfield United FC

GB Railfreight are proud to sponsor Westerfield United FC helping buy their new warm up tops as shown by Ashton Banthorpe in the photo. “Without companies donating to football clubs like ours we would never be able to run.” – Ashton...

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New kit sponsorship for Dunnington Juniors

New kit sponsorship for Dunnington Juniors

GBRf have recently sponsored Dunnington Juniors under 7s’ team who play in a Junior League in York. Jon Bailey Head of Market Development said: “Dunnington’s local club has been around for years. It has teams of all different ages. “My son Zachary (pictured second...

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Wizard show help guide dogs for the blind

Wizard show help guide dogs for the blind

Leanne Buckley, GBRf’s Peterborough-based Locomotive Fleet Planner called on the Wizard of OBS to help her dance school put on a whizz of a show to raise money for Guide Dogs for the Blind. Leanne joined the Vera Frances School of Dance a year ago, just as it was to...

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