We are delighted to announce that Aspire has been rated as “excellent” by a new independent report which assessed our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance. The assessment from Sustainable Advantage, one of the UK’s leading energy and waste consultants, evaluated x57 ESG metrics to measure positive impact on our employees, community, customers, and environment. Our ESG performance measured 75%.
It’s important for every business to understand the environmental, social and governance impact they have on the world around them. This “excellent” rating highlights our commitment to our values and serves as a great foundation to continue building a sustainable and forward-thinking business.
The Excellent rating was driven by a number of factors including:
- Our management team sees ESG as an important priority and we have made significant efforts to improve our environmental, social and governance credentials.
- We recently moved into a newly constructed, energy efficient, head office at Gateshead Quays which has helped to reduce our carbon footprint.
- Our supply chain is deemed low risk in terms of responsible sourcing issues.
Rob Fraser, Chief Revenue Officer and lead director for ESG at Aspire said:
“We are delighted that this report recognises the social value that Aspire is delivering. I am pleased with the progress we have made with our ESG strategy. This is an area of focus for our stakeholders, including many of our employees and customers. Whilst this is a great outcome for a first assessment, we are not resting on our laurels. We are planning a number of initiatives to improve our ESG credentials such as benchmarking our performance and tracking our sustainable development goals”.
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