All United Nations Members adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2015. It provides an agenda to ensure peace and prosperity for people and the planet – today and in the future.
All United Nations Members adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2015. It provides an agenda to ensure peace and prosperity for people and the planet – today and in the future. The Agenda contains 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that recognise that ending poverty and deprivation needs to work alongside strategies to improve health and education, reduce inequality and spur economic growth whilst tackling the changing climate around the world.
The 17 goals are:
How Corps Security is supporting the UN Goals:
Corps Security has been quite vocal about our strategies and goals around ESG. The past couple of years have seen us take significant strides to commit to ESG and report on our efforts. We have created a culture of continuous improvement by introducing an ESG steering group, engaging with customers on sustainable procurement in the supply chain, and engaging further with our mission to retain our carbon-neutral status.
Corps Security’s business model does not create an ideal environment to be carbon neutral, so we have engaged in carbon offsetting through a third party, Carbon Footprint Ltd to achieve Net Zero status by 2050. As our ESG Report details, we have made significant strides in improving our carbon footprint by streamlining our operations, switching to electric or hybrid vehicles, and continuing our hybrid working policy to prevent all colleagues from travelling to the office daily.
Corps’ social mission, the backbone of our business for over 160 years, has seen our company elevated thanks to our commitment to supporting UK veterans and reinvesting our profits to invest in our people. Coupled with that, Corps also fully endorses the real Living Wage, and our engagement with the Living Wage Foundation remains engrained at the board level of the organisation. Our most considerable success has been achievingSocial Enterprise status on the back of our work. We have also tackled diversity, inclusion and equity in our recruitment process and supported our diverse workforce with the continued growth of Corps Together.
As our Social Enterprise status demonstrates, Corps Security’s business model is ethical and supports social change. Corps have no shareholders, pay no dividends, and all profits are reinvested to help our people or donated to our charity partner, Combat Stress. More importantly, Corps Security is engaging within our industry, with our customers, supply chain and external partners, to ensure we have robust practices that eliminate modern slavery, poor pay and working conditions and support ethical, economic growth.
What difference can you make?
As we evolve our ESG strategies, we will continue to align with the 17 SDGs to ensure our commitment to the Agenda of Sustainable Development remains a primary focus. As a Corps customer, you can be assured that your supplier has the required strategies and implemented procedures to support your own goals. If you are a supplier to Corps, you can also use our commitments and Social Enterprise status to improve your ESG results.
But the UN needs more businesses to understand and engage with the Agenda. You can see all 17 goals, and learn more about how you can get involved, here.