The Drax ‘caring for the community’ philosophy involves being part of local, county and business communities. Drax endeavours to act as a good neighbour in the community by supporting a wide range of local initiatives. In the past, these have included environmental, educational, sporting, community and charity activities.
Drax aims to maintain close relations with the local community through both formal and informal discussions with representatives of parish, district and county councils. As a major employer, Drax seeks to take an active role in business communities and organisations.
Economic support is provided for many major local and national industries, and Drax encourages local companies to bid for contracts to supply the many goods and services required by the power station.