Drax’s efforts to address and disclose its impact on forests have been recognised by the fourth annual Forest Footprint Disclosure (FFD) Report. In particular, Drax has been praised for its commitment to taking a leadership role in the utilities sector.
At the ICSA Hermes Transparency in Governance Awards held on 14 November, the award for "Best Sustainability and Stakeholder Disclosure - FTSE 250, was awarded to Drax Group plc.
Fellow employees at Drax Power Station were among the first supporters to cheer Peter Heald today after he carried the Olympic Torch through Selby.
November 17, 2008
32 excited children from the Selby, Tadcaster and Sherburn areas arrived at Drax Power Station on the 11 November, as part of the Junior Road Safety Officer (JRSO) scheme, which Drax is proudly sponsoring for the third year running.
16 year old David Knight was awarded the annual Drax Power Young Player of the Year Award and a £100 cash prize at the league's annual dinner at York Racecourse on 20 September.
The prestigious Fulford Golf Club in York was the chosen venue for Drax’s second charity golf event in aid of The Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
Two year 6 pupils from Hambleton CE Primary School were thrilled to win first prize in this year’s North Yorkshire County Council Junior Road Safety Officer Scheme. The initiative, which Drax has sponsored for the past two years, helps contribute to reducing the number of casualties on the roads and is organised by the councils Road Safety and Travel Awareness Team.
Four teams from the four corners of Yorkshire came together on a very rainy 26 June to battle it out on the famous Headingley Carnegie cricket ground to become the winners of this years Drax Cup 2008.
Drax Power Limited bid a final farewell to its CUTLASS plant operating system on Thursday 3 April at an official turn off event in the station’s control room. CUTLASS is being replaced in favour of the modern APMS (Advanced Plant Management System), changing the operation of the power station from the touch of a button to the click of a mouse.
James Kernaghan was crowned Empower Apprentice of the Year 2007 at a glittering ceremony which took place in early November at Eastwood Hall, Nottingham.