Environmental, Social & Governance Report
We recognise that ESG (Environmental Social Governance) is fundamental to the long-term success of our business, and we are committed to continually improving our practices in relation to sustainability and ESG. As a Board, we understand the increasing importance of ESG to all our stakeholders and it is our intention to move towards reporting this in a structured manner.
Our approach to ESG has been informed by listening to our people, our investors, our local communities, and clients, enabling us to focus on the key areas which are both important and relevant to our business. We have taken this opportunity to refresh our purpose to ensure it reflects our ESG ambitions:
“To empower our people to reach their potential and develop sustainable businesses which best serve the needs of their clients and local communities”.
To enable us to monitor and report our progress against our ESG aspirations, we have developed a bespoke framework which consists of four cornerstones. These cornerstones define our areas of priority and highlight our targets and aspirations.