Our Corporate Responsibility

Committed to driving positive environmental, social and cultural impacts worldwide

Corporate Responsibility is at the heart of our ethos

When it comes to our own environmental, social and cultural impacts, both internally and externally, we always strive to ‘walk the talk’.

We are proud to be a certified B Corporation®; part of a global community of almost 4,000 B Corps™ who use the power of business to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.  Each member meets the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.

We enjoy a high level of employee engagement on our Corporate Responsibility initiatives, as our staff are personally committed to sustainability and actively look for ways to make a difference. It’s what we call the Spirit of Anthesis; a sharing of values and common purpose in the way we operate, a determination to play a part in the decisive decade.


 

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Corporate Responsibility Programme

Our Corporate Responsibility Programme is aligned with the B Corp™ Impact Areas included in the B Impact Assessment:

  • Workers
    Recognising the diverse talent of our employees, we are committed to nurturing an inclusive and empowered culture that supports all of our employees in fulfilling their potential.
  • Community and Customers
    We are dedicated to driving positive social impact for our colleagues, clients, communities and the environment.
  • Environment
    We actively drive initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility and reduce any negative impacts on our planet.
  • Governance
    We have dedicated global and regional working groups and executive leadership representation to drive accountability of our Corporate Responsibility Programme.

Our objectives, targets and actions are reviewed annually by the Global Corporate Responsibility Steering Committee to ensure progress is made and we are addressing the improvement areas identified from our B Corp™ assessment.

Variations on our Corporate Responsibility goals exist across our regions, dependent on the different priority areas identified through our own Materiality Assessments.

VIEW OUR CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY TARGETS 


 

Workers

Recognising the diverse talent of our employees, we are committed to nurturing an inclusive and empowered culture that supports all of our employees in fulfilling their potential.

  • Regional wellbeing programmes to support our employees’ physical and mental health.
  • Global and regional training and development to promote personal and professional growth.
  • Continuing to embed the ‘Anthesis Spirit’ shared values into our culture.
  • Global and regional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) programmes, including a dedicated Racial Justice Working Group.

    LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR DEI PROGRAMME

 

Community & Customers

We are dedicated to driving positive social impact for our colleagues, clients, communities and the environment.

  • Volunteering and fundraising opportunities to support local communities. 
  • Partnering with charities and community organisations that align with our chosen UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Global and regional employee engagement campaigns that align with our chosen UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Maintaining a sustainable supply chain to reduce the environmental and social impacts from the products and services we procure.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR CIVIC ENGAGEMENT


 

Environment

We actively drive initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility and reduce our environmental impacts.

  • Transparency is a core value of our organisation and we communicate our Sustainability Policy and progress on our objectives with stakeholders through regular reporting.
    VIEW OUR SUSTAINABILITY POLICY
  • Both our UK business and Anthesis Lavola are members of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). We produce an annual Communication on Progress (CoP) report to monitor progress towards our commitment to the UNGC principles.
    READ OUR LATEST UK REPORT
    READ OUR LATEST ANTHESIS LAVOLA REPORT
  • Our UK and Catalonia (Spain) hubs have environmental management systems (EMS) certified to ISO 14001:2015 with annually reviewed objectives, targets and actions to promote best practice.
  • We calculate our carbon footprint and are committed to developing a net zero plan.
  • We actively drive waste reduction initiatives across our regional offices.
  • We consider the environmental and social impacts associated with our purchasing / procurement and actively search out more sustainable products and services.

 

Being a B CorpTM entirely aligns with the fundamentals of why Anthesis was established; our vision of making a positive and significant impact on sustainability issues has stayed true throughout our journey“.
Paul Crewe
Chief Sustainability Officer & Executive Director

Governance

We have dedicated global working groups and executive leadership representation to drive accountability of our Corporate Responsibility Programme.

  • Our Global Corporate Responsibility Steering Committee has Board level sponsorship and is comprised of regional representatives from across our worldwide locations who ensure our Corporate Responsibility Programme is pushed forward and rolled out locally.

    LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR GLOBAL COMMITTEE
  • As an important part of our overall Corporate Responsibility Programme, our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) programme is driven by a dedicated global steering committee at leadership level, supported by regional working groups. 
  • We have established a Code of Ethics (North America) and an Ethics Committee (UK).
  • Our IT Security and Data Privacy Policy meets the highest standards.

 

Our Progress & Impact

Learn more about how we are taking action to meet our impact goals.