Social Responsibility

Our Colleague 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 £10.5million and thousands of volunteering hours to over 1,000 charitable causes as part of our Giving Something Back Programme and Donate A Day scheme.

Donations this year


Project Compass – Our commitment to long-term sustainability

Project Compass is our hugely important long-term commitment to be a sustainable and resilient business, supporting us to better deliver on our purpose by focusing our efforts on four areas to foster the long term sustainability of the Group: Environment, Community, People and Customer.

As well as offering us an immediate competitive edge, it’s our way of ensuring that we remain competitive and relevant, as well as being completely aligned with our values.

Working across the group, we have set ourselves ambitious sustainability goals, along with a set of 12 trailblazer projects to kickstart activity to help us meet our new group vision of being “A family business known for creating a better future together. See below:

Sustainability Reporting

You can read about our progress in  our 2022/2023 Annual Review, including sustainability reporting, focusing on Environment, Community, People and Customer. As well as company updates, customer profiles and colleague stories.

Read Our Annual Review and Project Compass Report

Giving Something Back Programme

Our award-winning Giving Something Back programme supports colleagues across our group to make a positive impact within our communities.

Through matchfunding, payroll giving, central events, volunteering and fundraisers our colleagues support the charities they are passionate about

Our colleagues and their businesses have donated over £10.4million since 2007, and in 2023 colleagues donated over 600 days to volunteering in their local communities.

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Modern Slavery Statement
Gender Pay Gap Reporting
Health & Safety
Tax Strategy

Modern Slavery Statement

Bibby Line Group supports the eradication of all forms of slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking.

We are unequivocally committed to operating within the law, adhering to our corporate values and policies, which promote ethical business practices, and being responsible to the communities in which we operate.

We have a zero tolerance of modern slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking. We also require the same high standards from our contractors, suppliers and other business partners.

As a result, each of our subsidiaries publish a Modern Slavery Statement, regardless of whether they are required to do so by law. Bibby Line Group Head Office and its subsidiaries had no reported incidents in relation to modern slavery or human trafficking in 2023.

Bibby Line Group Modern Slavery Statement

Bibby Financial Services Modern Slavery Statement

Garic Modern Slavery Statement

Bibby Marine Modern Slavery Statement

Gender Pay Gap Reporting

Two companies within Bibby Line Group employed more than 250 people on 5 April 2021, and are required to report on their gender pay gap in 2022. They are Bibby Financial Services and Garic.

Each company has prepared its own individual report, available here:

Bibby Financial Services


About the reports

The reporting period is a snapshot of each of the two businesses at 5 April 2021. The reports refer to the gender pay gap, which is the average earning difference between men and women 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.

Office for National Statistics (ONS October 2021) report that interpreting average earnings data is difficult given complexities of interpreting earnings data in the current climate as the data for 2020 was affected by both coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, in terms of wages and hours worked in the economy, and the disruption to data collection from businesses. This means that comparisons with 2020 need to be treated with caution and ONS encourage a focus on the longer term trends rather than year on year changes.  

Bibby Line Group

As a responsible group, we recognise the positive impact and value that an inclusive and diverse workforce can have on our business in many ways. 

We have taken further steps over the last 12 months to improve inclusion and diversity and help close the gender pay gap, which you can read about in the reports.

At a group-wide level, our new sustainability framework ‘Project Compass’ that has four focus points – People, Customer, Environment and Communities.  The programme is designed to use the power of the Group to support our businesses, challenge them to do more, align to a common vision, but not restrict activity on specific initiatives.  Through this work the Bibby Line Group can be a true leader in sustainability in its broadest sense.

The “People” Compass Point vision is to keep our colleagues safe at work and celebrate, respect and value them for who they are and what they do, with ‘Active Inclusion’ being one of the three trailblazers within this point helping us to define what we do and focus actions to improve inclusion and diversity across our group.

Work includes linking up with market-leading partners, sharing strategies between companies, improving operations and a full people policy review, celebrating a calendar of I&D events and enhanced training.  The Learning & Development trailblazer will ensure that all colleagues are actively encouraged and supported to grow their capabilities to progress through the organisation.  And our Health & Wellbeing trailblazer also recognises that supporting colleagues requires us to address gender-specific aspects of health, so ensuring that all colleagues are properly supported to maintain their wellbeing.

All steps and measures to close the gender pay gap 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 to an inclusive and diverse workforce.

March 2022

Health & Safety

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

Two examples of how our businesses are leaders in their industries:

  • Bibby Marine has achieved full certification to the quality, environmental and safety management standards for the provision of vessel management services
  • Garic has 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.


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.

Bibby Line Group Tax Strategy – year ended 31 December 2023

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