Each generation builds its future on the inheritance sown by the former one. We help our current generation inspire their friends, families, and communities through their meaningful and rewarding work lives.
Our commitment to social responsibility starts with us being a search firm that influences our clients and candidates to make the best decisions for their careers and be happy about it. Happy people do good things – it’s that simple.
It then continues with encouraging our employees to volunteer in their communities. Empathy and integrity are at the core of everything we do and we weave such values and stories into a corporate context.
We believe in sincere corporate social responsibility and helping one person at a time, always starting with the person nearest you. As such, we thought critically about what we can bring to the table beyond just writing a check. For example, we assist our employees leveraging company talent through skills-based volunteering, connecting them to non-profits to address specific business challenges.
Part of our engagement with local charities, when discussing with our team our CSR strategy, we decided to remain ‘undercover’ sponsors and stay away from any publicity stunts. We just feel better this way.
Last, our commitment to social responsibility involves running our company in a socially responsible and environmentally friendly manner. We believe change starts with each one of us. Our goal for 2021 is to drastically reduce our firm’s carbon emissions by taking a carbon footprint challenge. A little progress each day adds up to great results.
Eurostat estimates that the total carbon footprint of EU-27 was equal to 6.7 tonnes of CO2 per person in 2019. We crunched the numbers for you – that means 18.35 kg/person every day. To have the best chance of avoiding a 2℃ rise in global temperatures, the average global carbon footprint per year needs to drop under 4.96 kg/person daily by 2050.
We are aiming to get there, and each month we are looking forward to updating you with our progress on our LinkedIn channel. This way, we hope to inspire others to join us on our Challenge!
A friendly reminder: We’ve done our research, but you should, too! Check our sources against your own, and always exercise sound judgement.
Our Current Challenge
Nature.com. 2021. Thousands of studies reveal the best ways to cut your carbon footprint. [online] Available at: <https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01045-w> [Accessed 9 May 2021].
Greenpeace.org.uk. 2021. Climate Change. [online] Available at: <https://www.greenpeace.org.uk/challenges/climate-change/> [Accessed 9 May 2021].
Open.edu. 2021. Reducing the carbon footprint of the place where I work. [online] Available at: <https://www.open.edu/openlearncreate/mod/oucontent/view.php?id=22597&printable=1> [Accessed 9 May 2021].
WWF. 2021. Reducing carbon emissions in the UK. [online] Available at: <https://www.wwf.org.uk/what-we-do/projects/reducing-carbon-emissions-uk> [Accessed 9 May 2021].
FutureLearn. 2021. How to reduce your carbon footprint – 20 top tips – FutureLearn. [online] Available at: <https://www.futurelearn.com/info/blog/how-to-reduce-your-carbon-footprint-tips> [Accessed 9 May 2021].
Css.umich.edu. 2021. Carbon Footprint Factsheet | Center for Sustainable Systems. [online] Available at: <http://css.umich.edu/factsheets/carbon-footprint-factsheet> [Accessed 9 May 2021].
Ec.europa.eu. 2021. Greenhouse gas emission statistics – carbon footprints – Statistics Explained. [online] Available at: <https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php?title=Greenhouse_gas_emission_statistics_-_carbon_footprints> [Accessed 17 June 2021].
Carbon Footprint Calculator – https://www.nature.org/en-us/get-involved/how-to-help/carbon-footprint-calculator/