ESG | Environmental, Social and Governance, UK, South Africa.

Environmental, Social and Governance.

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Championing ESG initiatives for a sustainable future.

Our commitment to ESG principles.

As a company committed to creating a brighter, more sustainable future for global organisations, their people, and customers, our dedication to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles drives our decisions and actions.

Environmental initiatives.

Prioritising the environment.

In the face of climate change, pollution, and biodiversity loss, we recognise the vital importance of reducing our environmental impact. Our focus areas include energy and water consumption, waste management, transport, biodiversity, and supply chain improvements, all aimed at reducing emissions and retaining our proud status as a carbon-neutral organisation.

Reduction targets and strategies.

We are committed to reducing emissions by 88.91 tCO2e over the next seven years to achieve a 50% reduction by 2030. Our strategy focuses on efficient energy usage, sustainable consumption, responsible business travel, and eco-friendly staff commuting.

Carbon footprint and offsetting.

As part of our environmental stewardship, we annually measure Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) and achieve certification as a carbon-neutral organisation through Carbon Neutral Britain. We invest in certified carbon offset projects that support education, employment, clean water, and local wildlife and ecology.

Our social responsibility.

Making a positive social impact.

Our social impact is a testament to our dedication to creating a more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable world.

We actively engage with local and global communities through volunteering, charitable contributions, and partnerships with non-profit organisations. We provide access to education, skill-building opportunities, and mentorship to underserved individuals and communities. Our employees actively participate in social responsibility initiatives.

As a company committed to creating a brighter, more sustainable future for global organisations, their people, and customers, our dedication to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles drives our decisions and actions.

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Connect Academy.

Our mission extends beyond the realms of business. We have established an early careers programme that is committed to nurturing talent within our organisation and making a positive impact on the economies of the countries we operate in. It is a platform that not only fosters the growth of young minds but also aligns with our core belief that every organisation has the responsibility to do good while conducting successful business operations. It isn’t just about preparing interns for the workforce; it’s about creating responsible, well-rounded leaders who understand the importance of giving back.

Staff development and wellbeing.

Our employees are the backbone of our organisation, and their well-being is paramount. During the pandemic, we provided flexible working arrangements and implemented various initiatives for staff wellbeing. This includes online workshops on health and safety, mental wellness, and more. Our HR department continues to develop initiatives for staff wellbeing, including our Flexible Working Policy and Employee Assistance Programme.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion.

We are committed to fostering a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. We believe in embracing the unique backgrounds, perspectives, and talents of every individual in our team. Our mission is to create an equitable and inclusive environment where everyone feels welcomed, respected, and empowered.

B-BBEE.

Connect is a B-BBEE level 2 contributor in South Africa. This is in line with our ethos of inclusivity, driving growth and sustainable empowerment.

Governance.

Guided by strong governance.

Proper governance is the bedrock of our organisation, ensuring quality service to employees and customers. We evolve policies and procedures to reflect best practices and support all stakeholders. Our governance approach includes board oversight, a comprehensive policy framework, health and safety measures, equal opportunities, anti-corruption and bribery policies, anti-harassment and bullying policies, data protection policies, and a code of conduct.

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