Our ESG objectives, policies and plan

ESG

What does ESG mean?

ESG stands for Environmental, Social, and Governance, and refers to the sustainability and ethical impact of a company’s operations, measured by using a set of criteria. Globally, we are yet to agree using a common set of criteria. However, there is a consensus that ESG is an assessment of the company’s impact on:

Environment: This includes its use of natural resources, greenhouse gas emissions, and waste management.

Social: This covers work practices, community engagement, customer relations, supply chain management, human rights.

Governance: This means evaluating the quality and effectiveness of a company’s management and governance structures, via criteria like board composition, compensation, transparency, accountability.

Research demonstrates that companies that perform well on ESG criteria are seen as more sustainable, responsible, and resilient in the long term. For example, several studies conducted on the impact of ESG factors on financial performance found that companies with high ESG performance had higher stock return, are more likely to be well managed, innovative, sustainable, and are less volatile than those with lower ESG performance.

ESG

Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 goals adopted to promote sustainable development and address global challenges such as poverty, inequality, climate change, and environmental degradation.

We align ourselves with the following SDG’s to contribute to solving some of the world's most pressing challenges because we prioritise sustainability and social responsibility.

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Net Zero Report

Our objectives for 2023

Environment

This includes its use of natural resources, greenhouse gas emissions, and waste management

Social

This covers work practices, community engagement, customer relations, supply chain management, human rights

Governance

This means evaluating the quality and effectiveness of a company’s management and governance structures, via criteria like board composition, compensation, transparency, accountability

Download our ESG Governance

This Policy represents Smart CT approach to Environmental, Social and Governance across its activities. Compliance with this policy is ensured through aligning our processes and people behaviours to the commitment below.

More than just a policy

Our Community Engagement

At Smart CT we have a passion for fostering a close collaboration with our community. This means that we are always on the lookout for opportunities to enhance our community engagement program.

"Smart CT provided our student with an invaluable work experience placement allowing him a breadth of opportunities including completing real data tasks and witnessing the month end process. The staff were generous offering both our student and us their time and expertise in a friendly and encouraging manner. We are ambitious for our students to secure further placements with STC in the future and to embark on apprenticeships when leaving the Sixth Form.” - Mrs Carly Collett, Head of Sixth Form, St. Crispin’s School

More than just a policy

Our Charity Work

We do so much more here at Smart CT, that you may have not even realised. Throughout the whole of 2022 a lot of our amazing employees took part in a variety of charity events raising contributions for our community.

And this is something that we will continue to do into 2023.

Smart CT charity events in 2022 - read article

We have already already started 2023 strong and some of our team have been doing some amazing work charity. One to note is our incredible Sam who recently took part in a charity event called the Moonwalk. Read more about it here.