ESG is about how we as Daisy operate; the decisions we make and how we make them (which is Governance). This decision making is crucial to determining our impact on People and the Planet (the Social and Environmental). When these are brought together, they drive new services to our customers.
The way we work at Daisy and how we and others feel about work has changed. This has been driven by the pandemic and has opened minds to how we work and the possibilities technologies can bring: improving inclusivity, the new work patterns that enable opportunity for sustainable infrastructures, and making a difference in our communities, workforce and environment.
Organisations say their board regularly reviews the company’s ESG strategy*
Organisations say their board understands technology’s contribution to ESG agenda*
Action RootsThese are our Daisy ESG Action Roots. They represent the 10 areas we focus on at Daisy as we develop. This Root design was produced alongside our business strategy. As such, they incorporate our values, how we make decisions, how we develop products and services; and how we can make positive environmental and social impacts whilst we do this. This includes biodiversity, water, climate, as well as equality, inclusion, education and communities.
2. Belonging at Daisy
Equality, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
“At Daisy we want people to feel that they belong, positively shaping and steering an inclusive place to be. This is regardless of any protected characteristics a person may have. We want our workforce and other stakeholders, to say, I belong here, individually and collectively.”
4. Provable & Verifiable Data
Learning Focused Interactive Dashboards
“Data about Daisy is needed to drive aspects of our ESG ambitions. We must be able to demonstrate the claims that we make, any successes and to report failures that we have. All of these represent learning opportunities to ourselves and our stakeholders.”
TRAction and Bridging the Gap
The Towards Resilient Action group at Daisy was set up to focus on how the UN-SDGs need to be installed into our work to play our part in their delivery. The message from Daisy’s view of the UN-SDGs is that we have a direct or indirect impact on everyone. As we improve our understanding, we will learn how we approach each.
Ultimately, we are bringing people together internally to form ideas that can impact three areas:
- How we work internally
- How we work with our customers and suppliers
- How we work with the outside world
The Seven Pillars of the Circular Economy
The seven pillars of the circular economy is the structure that is driving our LIAISE programme. It is a structure that has been widely adopted internationally. It has been used to drive circularity in Europe and the USA, in organisations of various types and governments of differing sizes. It clearly shows that an actual circular economy goes beyond recycling materials. It is about the broader systemic impacts environmentally, socially and for decision-making (governance).
Sustainable Development Goals
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are an internationally recognised way of communicating work that private and public organisations use to guide and demonstrate what they are doing to positively influence. The IT industry has a substantial global impact that can be seen in every SDG. As part of this Industry, Daisy also has a direct or indirect impact. That means changing what we do ourselves as well as partnering with others to enable change. We summarise that impact here. We do not contend to have the answers, nor that we are perfect. We see that helping to achieve these goals and the objectives behind our Roots, including LIAISE, will only be achieved in partnership with others (the 17th SDG and one of our three values).
AFFORDABLE CLEAN ENERGY
SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
LIFE BELOW WATER
LIFE ON LAND
PEACE AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS
PARTNERSHIPS FOR CHANGE
Carbon and Net-Zero
Net-Zero is often the main, or only, the focus of an organisation’s stated work on ESG. Hopefully, these action roots demonstrate how much broader ESG is. It is vital to ensure that reducing emissions is a top priority of an organisation. Still, it isn’t the only one in ESG terms. A full impact assessment requires understanding regulatory change. These impacts will affect how organisations in our supply chain operations in the future.