Global Sustainability Policy | 2024

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“Impact is at the very heart of what we do, both through the partnerships with our clients and the way we
operate as a business. As a B Corp, Anthesis is fully committed to making positive progress across all
five Impact Areas to ensure we’re walking the talk and our business is a force for good”.

Paul Crewe – Chief Sustainability Officer & Executive Director​

As the world’s largest group of dedicated sustainability experts and as a fully certified B Corp™, we are committed to managing our environmental and social impacts for the benefit of all our stakeholders.

Aligned to the advice we provide to our clients, we operate with transparency when communicating our progress.

  • Regularly monitor and report on our progress across the five B Corp Impact Areas: Governance, Workers, Community, Environment and Customers. We have produced a B Impact Report to track our progress since certifying as a B Corp.
  • Report performance against our Corporate Responsibility objectives and targets which are aligned to the B Corp Impact Areas. Our Global Corporate Responsibility Steering Committee drive and track progress in monthly meetings and update our targets annually to ensure we are addressing the improvement areas identified from our B Corp assessment.
  • Manage and reduce our negative environmental impacts by committing to our Science Based Target (SBTi) and implementing an emission reduction strategy that focuses on maximising energy efficiency, preventing pollution, choosing lower emission transport options, maximising resource efficiency and implementing circular solutions, minimising homeworking impacts, and protecting biodiversity.
  • Progress towards our 2040 Net Zero commitment through our Carbon Reduction Plan.
  • Offset our legacy emissions, both of the Anthesis business but also of those companies that have joined us along our journey.
  • Drive positive impacts for our communities through volunteering, sustainability education, and charitable giving on a local, national, and international level.
  • Activate sustainable performance with our clients to tackle the planet’s greatest challenges. Our Activator Approach helps our clients embed a commitment to sustainability into their business to unleash their performance through positive impact.
  • Support other organisations with the B Corp accreditation process to enable them on their journey to a more sustainable existence.
  • Manage our business in a responsible way, operating fairly and transparently, and expect our business partners and supply chain to do the same.
  • Comply with all applicable legislation, regulations, and codes of practice, as well as voluntary commitments where appropriate.
  • Uphold human rights in our business and supply chain by adopting best practices as set out in the International Standards and Principles such as the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Rugge Framework, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Modern Slavery Act.
  • Procure goods and services that match our values, help to reduce our negative impacts, and deliver positive impacts on the environment and society.
  • Treat our employees fairly – fair working conditions, opportunities for development, equal opportunities, and protecting their health, safety, and wellbeing.
  • Promote and communicate the ‘Anthesis Spirit’ to our employees, to reflect the importance of how we engage with each other, our clients and the wider world. The Anthesis Spirit is our behaviour code and how we go about delivering true impact.

Both our UK business and Anthesis Lavola have an Environmental Management System (EMS) certified to ISO 14001:2015. The EMS applies to the management of our environmental aspects related to the management of Anthesis offices in providing sustainability consultancy services to public and private organisations.

We produce an annual Communication on Progress (CoP) report to monitor our commitment to the UNGC principles.

Read our latest report