Sustainability as an overarching term has been with us for some time, but with the increasing focus on social responsibility what it actually means in practice differs from client to client and the industry sector they operate within. Environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria have developed as a way of focusing a business’s sustainability programme and measuring its success in a more transparent way.
We understand that the emphasis of focus on each of the ESG pillars will vary for our clients. We can use our industry expertise to help clients nuance their sustainability programmes, carry out gap analyses and put in place metrics to measure success.
We want to help our clients deliver on their sustainability goals by proactively suggesting ways in which we can help them manage risk and embed change both within the organisation and with external stakeholders. We understand it is about action, not just words, and the need for accountability. We work with a number of external experts to assist clients wishing to obtain valuable environmental accreditations and sustainability benchmarking.
We can support you from the very beginning of your sustainability journey by working with you on an ESG audit. This assesses current compliance against key areas, existing measures and metrics and provides a gap analysis which will help to inform your overall strategy.