We focus on people, profit and the planet to create a sustainable group of companies that makes a positive impact and works for the benefit of existing and future stakeholders.
To help us keep track of our progress, we publish an annual impact report. Our first annual report was published in September 2022.
It details our impact on people, profit and planet (and communities). It documents what we’ve achieved and how, against set KPIs.
We are excited to be part of a growing community of leaders, driving a global movement of people using ‘business as a force for good’ and as such have set our sights on achieving B Corp accreditation by 31 March 2025.
Our actions in all three areas are underpinned by three core objectives.
Emberson people create value for our customers through creativity, communications and service. This creates profit.
This profit, like other businesses, enables Emberson to reinvest (new services, new people, business development, cash flow, acquisition of new companies) and generate dividends for our employee shareholders.
Designed by the founders in 2020, the Emberson Sustainability Fund means that a minimum of 20% of Emberson’s profits are set to one side, every year, to help our people sustainably regenerate.
Everyone, regardless of seniority, receives the same share of the fund every year. The money must be spent on the employee or a loved one in at least one of the following areas:
The Emberson Sustainability Fund is not philanthropic – it is regenerative. It is designed to develop and increase value for all of our stakeholders, starting with our most important – all of our employees.
The climate emergency is real.
To show our commitment to addressing it, we want to be net zero by 2024. Not only that, we want to have offset all the emissions we have created since we began in 2010.
The first step in this process was to measure our carbon footprint since we were founded in 2010.
The calculation includes 12 years of travel and working from home. Some assumptions have been made, particularly for the earlier years, but our carbon footprint has been thoroughly analysed, checking electronic diaries for travel, expense claims and travel receipts as well as working out home electricity and heating usage per team member.
We are now focusing on efforts to reduce our carbon emissions as much as possible.
Our next step will be to look to offset any emissions we have already created and continue to create so that Emberson’s existence can be carbon net zero.
We will then ask our supply partners to measure their own emissions and share guidance on how to do this.
Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.
The B Corp community works toward reduced inequality, lower levels of poverty, a healthier environment, stronger communities and the creation of more high quality jobs with dignity and purpose. By harnessing the power of business, B Corps use profits and growth as a means to a greater end: positive impact for their employees, communities and the environment.