Our commitment to act on climate change
As governments, business and individuals continue to align globally, at Saffery Champness we consider the commitment to act on climate change as a top priority.
‘Green teams’ across our offices are actively seeking opportunities to introduce policy and procedural changes to find greener ways of working, including reviewing our paper usage, travel options and even food suppliers.
Taking our responsibility to implement change seriously, our Geneva office has been climate neutral since 2020 and carries out an annual report on its greenhouse gas emissions to continually monitor and set targets to reduce carbon emissions. The 2022-23 report showed that 100% of electricity used in our Geneva office is generated from renewable sources and a 15% increase in team members using public transportation for their commute.
Our Geneva office also extends its reach in the global efforts to reduce carbon emissions by supporting the manufacturing and distribution of efficient cookers and climate-friendly solar cookers in Madagascar, an initiative from Association pour le Développement de l’Energie Solaire.
Our Guernsey office has engaged with a corporate sustainability service provider to monitor its emissions and has made a commitment to have net-zero carbon emissions by 2030. Our journey to net-zero will include a review of our current practices in order to identify areas within our control where we can be doing more to reduce our carbon footprint.
With an ultra-high-net worth client base who are increasingly environmentally conscious, we recognise that our responsibility extends beyond simply driving change in working practices across our offices. We have been engaging with our clients for over a decade, assisting them in responsible and sustainable investing where possible and ensuring they are not exposed to ‘greenwashing’.
We all have a part to play in undertaking the essential work to reduce the impact of climate change globally. While we have a long way to go on our journey to ‘go green’, we are dedicated to introducing sustainable working practices and reducing our impact.