We take a look at the environmental elements of ESG reporting and why, even as a recruitment company, this should not be ignored.
Climate change has moved from a fringe issue to a keystone of today’s business models. For recruitment companies, there may be a misconception that combatting climate change is reserved for industries that have a large environmental footprint like logistics, agriculture and the energy sector. However, companies in every sector should strive to be more environmentally friendly and this should be incorporated into their ESG strategy and reporting.
Whilst being green can greatly improve a company’s reputation, talking about being green without taking action can lead to ‘greenwashing’ accusations. Therefore, in the second of this five-part ESG series, we’re going to go into more detail on what’s covered by the environmental heading within ESG and what recruitment companies can do to be more environmentally friendly.
As a recruitment company, you may already have a relatively low impact on the environment (especially when compared to the aforementioned industries). However, you will still have a carbon footprint and having policies in place to reduce can help your business to:
A few things you could consider are:
However, each company is different so we would encourage you to review your policies and processes to see if there are greener alternatives. None of these suggestions are ground-breaking, but the collective impact on the environment if all companies focused on them could be significant.
When people think of ESG, they’ll often think of the environmental factors that we have discussed in this article. However, there’s far more to ESG than this and in our third article of this series, we take a look at the social element of ESG reporting.
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