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

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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:

  • Goal 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Goal 13 - Climate Action

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2019 Sustainability report

pdf, 15.3MB

Lobbying & political activities 2019

pdf, 416KB

2018 Sustainability report

pdf, 15.8MB

2017 Sustainability report

pdf, 3.4MB

2016 Sustainability report

pdf, 1.8MB

Building What Matters, Sustainably - 2015 Sustainability Report

pdf, 2.5MB

Sustainability at Work - 2014 Sustainability Report

pdf, 2.2MB

Sustainability in Action - 2013 Sustainability Report

pdf, 2.9MB

Building a Sustainable - 2012 Sustainability Report

pdf, 2.5MB

Meet our people - 2011 Sustainability Report

pdf, 3.2MB

Common Vision - 2010 Sustainability Report

pdf, 3.5MB

Downloads

2019 Sustainability report

pdf, 15.3MB

Lobbying & political activities 2019

pdf, 416KB

2018 Sustainability report

pdf, 15.8MB

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