Sustainability

Helping companies place sustainability at the centre of their business

Sustainability has evolved substantially in recent years. Good corporate governance and social responsibility are not simply rooted in doing the right thing, they also bring with them performance benefits. We help companies address their sustainability strategies from design and embedding to reporting and assurance.

Our approach

Sustainability creates exciting opportunities for companies. It can improve corporate resilience, create economic value and contribute to a healthy ecosystem and strong community. As more businesses embrace sustainability, organisations will need to implement higher standards of governance and gain a full understanding of their social and environmental impact in order to remain competitive.

A solid sustainability approach requires a clear strategy, good governance and quality corporate reporting that addresses the full gamut of environmental, social and governance (ESG) based issues. This will result in clear benefits: increased trust, a competitive edge, greater employee engagement, less waste through improved business processes and loyalty and support from stakeholders.

Depending on where your business is in its sustainability journey, we will assemble a team of area specialists that is focused on your unique needs and can offer solutions aligned with your goals.  Whether it’s supply chain awareness, carbon mapping, climate change risk assessments or diversity promotion, we have the expertise and experience to deliver solutions that will support companies for the long-term. We believe our bespoke approach means you’ll always have the right experts for the right project.

Our offering

Reporting & assurance

Non-financial reporting is increasingly important for companies as it helps to build trust and enhances credibility. It helps companies demonstrate how they are performing in terms of their environmental and social impact, supply chain, corporate diversity, and other areas of sustainability. We provide a full range of sustainability reporting solutions that will help you to tell your story in a way that is meaningful and authentic.

At Mazars, we have a long track record of helping organisations of all sizes to structure and improve their sustainability reporting or gain necessary certifications. Our skilled team can help you identify the material environmental, social and governance (ESG) themes relevant to your business, using tried and tested techniques, sustainability frameworks and established guidelines.

While some organisations have moved to an integrated reporting approach, others continue to document their non-financial reporting separately. Whatever your preference, our team will align its working methods with yours to ensure your non-financial reporting is the best that it can be. At all times, our focus is on tailoring our approach to suit your needs and providing solutions that help you to meet your objectives.

When you work with us, you can access:

  • Anti-corruption programme certification
  • ESG systems certification
  • Legal and voluntary audit for ESG reports
  • Carbon report assurance
  • Human rights report assurance
  • Social compliance and supplier audit
  • Green bond and social bond certification

Strategy & due diligence

Companies are increasingly adopting sustainable strategies that consider ESG issues as part of their day to day operations. As the world pays greater attention to how companies behave, it is imperative to have an effective strategy in place. Our team can provide the advice and guidance needed to embed and develop a sustainability framework.

A sustainability strategy is the integration of economic, environmental and social goals into your business plan with the aim of creating long-term value for your organisation, your stakeholders and wider society, while sustaining and enhancing our natural resources for future generations. As awareness of ESG issues increases, many companies are seeking to implement and embed these principles into their operations. With ESG covering a wide range of issues, such as climate change, human rights, consumer protection, employee relations and responsible management, it is important to focus on those that matter most for your organisation.

We combine our extensive knowledge of ESG matters with our expertise in business to provide you with the advice and support your need when developing a sustainability strategy.

Our team can help you with:

  • Developing ESG & sustainability strategy and due diligence
  • Setting up anti-corruption programmes
  • Corporate governance services
  • GDPR compliance & data privacy and protection
  • Carbon footprint assessment & energy efficiency
  • Human rights strategy
  • Supply chain ESG diagnosis and sustainable purchasing strategy

Implementation & transformation

One of the biggest challenges that many businesses face today is incorporating sustainability into everything they do. To be truly sustainable means going beyond environmental factors or mitigating risks. Our sustainability experts can help you to implement a plan that improves overall business performance and creates value.

At Mazars, we have a team of specialists who can help you to make the transformation to a business that is focused on sustainability and ESG principles. Our team will develop an understanding of your current sustainability position and provide a view on how sustainability can improve the longer-term viability of your organisation.

Our focus is on providing you with the services you need to embed sustainability within your wider business strategy, including managing change in your organisation, engaging with stakeholders and developing a new corporate culture.

We can offer the insight and guidance you need to:

  • Perform an assessment of your corporate culture with our unique cultural compass tool
  • Assess how your stakeholder engagement strategy can be more meaningful for all parties
  • Assist in your communication of sustainability matter both internally and externally
  • Undertake board effectiveness reviews
  • Review of anti-corruption programme design and implementation

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A practical guide for boards & leadership teams on sustainability
A practical guide for boards & leadership teams on sustainability