Transforming society for future generations

In a society which is changing at a rapid pace, we are not alone in fundamentally transforming the way we operate to respond to climate change, population growth and other major risks and opportunities facing society.


 

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Sarah-Jane Stewart

Global Head of Sustainability

Glasgow, United Kingdom

+44 141 220 2000

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2019 Sustainability report

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Transforming society for future generations

In a society which is changing at a rapid pace, we are not alone in fundamentally transforming the way we operate to respond to climate change, population growth and other major risks and opportunities facing society.

We undertook a market benchmark analysis of our key stakeholders, as part of our materiality assessment, and found that many of our clients and key stakeholders are also signatories of the United Nations Global Compact. They too are in the process of embedding the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across their business activities and are focusing their improvement on goals which are most material to their organization.

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Our sustainable business strategy

We base our core Business Strategy around the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), placing our business model in line with a global imperative to ‘leave no one behind’.

These goals are a concerted effort by the international community to address pressing issues such as climate change, unfettered energy consumption, inequality, health and wellbeing, and a lack of clean water and sanitation.

We know that we need to address them too, which is why we are a member of the UN Global Compact, signifying our commitment to adopting universal sustainability principles for the good of all.

In developing our Sustainable Business Strategy, we are undertaking a materiality assessment to find our most ‘material issues’ – those that play the biggest part in the work of our clients, investors, the governments we work with and our employees.

We are already contributing to each of the 17 SDGS outlined below and will focus our Sustainable Business Strategy around the SDGs where we can affect the most change. The goals we will be focusing on strategically over the next five years up to 2023 are:

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UN Sustainable Development Goal 13: Climate action

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UN Sustainable Development Goal 11: Sustainable cities and...

pdf, 4.8MB

UN Sustainable Development Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy

pdf, 5.0MB

2019 Sustainability report

pdf, 14.5MB

Our commitment to Indigenous Peoples

pdf, 41KB

Lobbying & political activities 2019

pdf, 416KB

Sustainability Policy Statement

pdf, 48KB

Our Sustainable Business Strategy

pdf, 8.0MB

2018 Sustainability report

pdf, 15.8MB

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UN Sustainable Development Goal 13: Climate action

pdf, 2.9MB

UN Sustainable Development Goal 11: Sustainable cities and...

pdf, 4.8MB

UN Sustainable Development Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy

pdf, 5.0MB

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