Social Responsibility

Our Employee Giving

We are passionate about making positive contributions to the communities we operate in. Since 2007, Bibby Line Group and its employees have donated over £10million and thousands of volunteering hours to over 1,000 charitable causes as part of our Giving Something Back Programme.

Each year we celebrate the achievements of our employees as a special awards lunch. Take a look at the latest video below.

Donations this year


Our Commitment to Social Responsibility

Bibby Line Group is committed to the highest standards of integrity, honesty and ethical business practices.

The Group and our companies work alongside our communities to minimise our environmental impact, while creating safe places for our people to work and develop.

Below are a few examples of how we strive to go beyond our statutory obligations to be a responsible employer.

Health & Safety
The Hive
Tax Strategy
Gender Pay Gap
Modern Slavery


We are passionate about positive contributions to the communities we operate in. Bibby Line Group’s Giving Something Back programme aims to harness the passion of our people, supporting them to fundraise and volunteer for the charities they choose, demonstrating our core values as a business.

Since 2007, Bibby Line Group and its employees have donated over £10million to good causes through £ for £ match funding, payroll giving and fundraising for UK and international challenge events. Employees have also donated thousands of volunteering hours to charitable causes.

Our companies also lead the way, working on their own community projects:

  • Costcutter runs Local Pride; a charity brand that supports retailers and stores to give back to local good causes in the communities they serve.
  • Bibby Financial Services supports community skills sharing projects including finance training for young people.
  • Bibby Distribution regularly works with communities on a range of issues, including travelling more than 7,000 miles to help change lives and improve the standard of truck driving instructors in Africa.


Bibby Line Group is committed to minimising its impact on the environment. We take our responsibility to sustainability very seriously, with each division providing an annual environmental report that shows how it has worked to minimise impact.

A few examples of how our businesses are leaders in their industries:

  • Garic are proud to lead the way in designing and manufacturing the most advanced, environmentally friendly and cost effective products with their innovative Environmental Solutions range.
  • Bibby Distribution recently won the Freight Transport Association Leadership in Carbon Reduction Award based on a reduction in CO2 per vehicle kilometre of 10% from 2011 to late 2016.
  • Bibby Marine lead the way in environmentally friendly worker accommodation, with research showing their barges can be up to 27% more environmentally friendly than land-based equivalents.

Health & Safety

Bibby Line Group is passionate about providing safe working conditions for our employees, and those within the communities we operate. Basically we do everything we can to protect everyone while they are at work and get everyone home safe, every day.

A few examples of how our businesses are leaders in their industries:

  • Bibby Distribution’s commitment to improve health and safety performance has been recognised with prestigious awards including two Gold Awards from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, and an International Safety Award from the British Safety Council.
  • Bibby Marine recently achieved full certification to the quality, environmental and safety management Standards for the provision of vessel management services, passing on their first attempt.
  • Garic recently received the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Gold award, which accredits best practice for all aspects of safety, efficiency and environmental protection by assessing how fleet operators measure, monitor and improve their performance.

The Hive

Bibby Line Group and the Bibby family have a long history of supporting youth engagement local to Liverpool and the Wirral.

Through capital investment, we have supported The Hive Youth Zone in the Wirral to open a brand new building which now has over 5,000 young people signed up.

The Youth Zone provides a safe environment where young people can come and enjoy themselves and enables young people to raise their aspirations and confidence to create a happier and healthier generation.

We also provide support and expertise through skill sharing including Bibby Financial Service and Bibby Line Group employees helping young people to learn both finance and CV skills.

The Hive Youth Zone website


Bibby Line Group is committed to a zero tolerance of bribery and corruption in any form.

This means that the company requires all employee, associated companies, agents, suppliers and other business partners to comply with all applicable laws and regulations in all jurisdictions in which they do business and to operate with the highest standards of integrity.

Failure of employees to comply with this policy may lead to disciplinary action, including dismissal and reporting to the appropriate authorities.

Failure of business partners to comply with this policy may lead to immediate termination of formal and informal agreements with Bibby Line Group and reporting to the appropriate authorities.

Tax Strategy

Bibby Line Group operate a responsible tax policy.

Our Tax strategy sets out the Group’s tax objectives and defines the Group’s approach to tax management across the Group, covering governance, the Group’s approach to tax planning, tax risk management and relationship with local tax authorities.

Read the strategy here

Gender Pay Gap

Bibby Line Group is the parent company of businesses in the following sectors: retail, financial services, distribution, shipping, marine based services, and plant/site equipment hire.

Three of our companies employ more than 250 people and are therefore required to report on their gender pay gap. These are: Costcutter Supermarkets Group, Bibby Financial Services and Bibby Distribution.

As these companies operate autonomously, each has prepared its own individual report which are available here:

Costcutter Supermarkets Group

Bibby Financial Services

Bibby Distribution


About the reports

We welcome the introduction of gender pay gap reporting, and recognise the value that an inclusive, diverse and engaged workforce can provide for both employers and employees.

The reporting is a snapshot of each of the three businesses as at 5 April 2017. These reports refer to the gender pay gap, which is a measure of the difference between men’s and women’s average earnings across an organisation, demonstrated by six statutory calculations, expressed as a percentage of men’s earnings in relation to women’s.

The gender pay gap is different from equal pay. Equal pay relates to men and women being paid the same amount for the same role, which is a legal requirement in the UK.

Our approach to closing the gender pay gap

For two of our companies the gender pay gap is above the national average of 18%. While the figures are comparable with others in these sectors, we recognise that we must work hard to close the gap.

Each report identifies company and sector specific influences on the gender pay gap, what our businesses are already doing to tackle this, and their action plans.

This is an extremely important issue for Bibby Line Group, and we are committed to supporting our companies as they identify and implement measures to close the gender pay gap and continue to boost diversity across their workforces.

These measures will have the Bibby Values at their core: Do the right thing; Work together; Trust each other; Be better; Be innovative – all to deliver excellent customer service.

Modern Slavery

Bibby Line Group strongly supports the eradication of slavery, as well as the eradication of servitude, forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking.

As a Group, we uphold high levels of corporate governance and corporate social responsibility. We are committed to operating within the law, with ethical business practices, and being responsible to the communities in which we operate.

The statements below cover Bibby Line Group head office and our qualifying subsidiaries. We operate substantially autonomous operating subsidiaries each responsible for their own strategy, results and operations.

Bibby Line Group Modern Slavery Statement

Bibby Distribution Modern Slavery Statement

Bibby Financial Services Modern Slavery Statement

Costcutter Modern Slavery Statement