Our aspiration, in line with our purpose-led strategy and our core values, is to be recognised as a leading responsible business. To us, this means having a strong culture as well as a clear and ambitious strategy to address the environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues which are material to our business. It also means recognising the power of impactful collaboration and developing trusted partnerships with our stakeholders.
This includes supporting our local communities through colleague volunteering, pro bono work, charitable giving and working with the Irwin Mitchell Charities Foundation, creating an inclusive workplace where all of our people are enabled to thrive, encouraging sustainable and inclusive business relationships with our clients and suppliers and ensuring we deliver on our environmental strategy and roadmap to Net Zero.
Doing business responsibly is our commitment to building inclusive and sustainable relationships with our colleagues, clients and wider communities and our aim is to enable everyone to thrive and make everything we do positively impact our future.
We consulted with our colleagues to help identify the key focus areas of our Responsible Business strategy – diversity, wellbeing, fairness, resilience, access (to jobs and justice) and environment. All of our work across our Responsible Business commitments aligns to these strategic focus areas.
United Nations Global Compact And The Sustainable Development Goals
We are a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and have committed to its 10 universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption and the framework provided by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Measuring Our Progress
We are committed to measuring the impact of our work to ensure we continue to use our skills, expertise and resources to make the greatest impact on our stakeholders. We use a range of external benchmarking tools and key performance indicators to monitor our progress.
You can find out more about our Responsible Business governance structure and how we are holding ourselves to account and measuring our progress in our latest Responsible Business report.