Our corporate sustainability credentials

Benchmarking is an important part of how we keep track of our progress. Taking part in awards schemes is one good way to maintain rigour in our data collection processes, to benchmark our programmes, and to gain valuable feedback from established external bodies, so that we can continue to challenge ourselves to innovate and improve.


We won the 'Buy Social' Market Builder Award at the UK Social Enterprise Awards 2017, with Brigade Bar & Bistro winning the award for Education, Training & Jobs Social Enterprise of the Year.

BREEAM Offices 2008 Cert: BREEAM 0050-5099

Over the years we’ve achieved a series of milestones with our rolling programme of real estate enhancement. In 2011 our More London office was the first new-build office to achieve the BREEAM offices ‘Outstanding’ rating. In 2014 our Embankment Place office was the first retrofit office to achieve the Outstanding rating. And in 2014, we relocated our Leeds office to the first multi-tenanted office to achieve the Outstanding rating.

Having held the Carbon Trust Standard since 2009, we were one of the first organisations to achieve the Carbon Trust ‘triple crown’ of certificates for good carbon, water and waste management, which we have held since 2013.

We were one of the first businesses to achieve the Carbon Trust Supply Chain Standard in 2015, and reached the ‘Level 2’ standard in 2017.

We won the 2degrees award in 2014 for best internal engagement with our online training course, ‘Think Sustainability’. This helps our people and contractors to consider the sustainability implications of their work.

For a record 15th year running we’ve been voted the UK’s top graduate employer by final year students, in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers survey.

We’ve been recognised as a leader in workplace gender equality again in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2018. The unranked list, which includes public and private sector employers and organisations, is published in The Times in partnership with Business in the Community.

We're in BITC's Best Employer for Race Listing for 2018. It identifies UK employers who are creating inclusive workplace cultures for black, Asian and minority ethnic people, and taking action in at least one of three areas - leadership, progression and recruitment.

We were listed again in Stonewall’s annual Top 100 Employers Index - an audit of workplace culture for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) staff. Additionally, our inclusive business network, GLEE (gay, lesbian and everyone else) was recognised by Stonewall for its contribution to LGBT equality and inclusion in 2017.

We won Employer of the Year at the 2017 British LGBT awards in recognition of our focus on building an open and inclusive workplace where our people are comfortable to come to work and be themselves.

We’ve been an accredited UK Living Wage Employer since the scheme’s introduction in 2011. This extends to staff of our suppliers who are permanently based at our sites across the UK.

We hold the Gold rating in EcoVadis’ supplier assessment, which rates our performance in areas related to the environment, labour practices, fair business practices, and supply chain management.

We've been recognised as a 'rated' supplier in the Chartered Institute for Purchasing and Supply's Sustainability Index. This provides our clients with another independent accreditation of our sustainability performance.

We’ve been an accredited UK Living Wage Employer since the scheme’s introduction in 2011. This extends to staff of our suppliers who are permanently based at our sites across the UK.

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Bridget Jackson

Chief Sustainability Officer, PwC United Kingdom

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