Environmental Social & Governance (ESG)

We are committed to creating positive, sustainable change.

Overview

Focusing on ESG means to us that we incorporate transparency, sustainability, social aspects, and credibility into every business decision we make. It is part of our DNA and corporate philosophy.

Simon-Kucher has always been an organization committed to making a positive change. Serving our community and clients to the best of our ability is simply part of our DNA. It is therefore only natural that this focus extends to our commitment to corporate responsibility and sustainability.

Building on many successful global and local initiatives, our Global ESG Team aims to bring social, environmental, and economic improvements both within and through Simon-Kucher.

We promise to stand by our commitment to becoming a more sustainable Simon-Kucher and strive to improve as we progress through our journey.

1. Environmental

Creating positive impact on the environment 

Our Goal: Reaching net zero in 2027 with the commitment to SBTi

With over 2,000 colleagues working in 42 locations around the globe we believe that we can make a real contribution to climate protection. Because how we act matters.

Our strategy: We reduce emissions and ultimately offset the emissions we cannot avoid by supporting high-quality compensation projects.

Our way to net zero:

We commit to reaching net zero by 2027 (according to SBTi's 5-year reduction targets) by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and compensating non-avoidable emissions through carbon capture and compensation projects.
Calculating our Corporate Carbon Footprint for our base year 2019 showed that business travel is our largest emission source. As a people-focused business this is no surprise. We will 100% keep our highly valued client relations and we will continue to meet our clients, but we will travel consciously and evaluate trips carefully.

2. Social

Creating positive impact on society

As a people business, social issues have always been close to our hearts at Simon-Kucher. That is why we place great emphasis on social initiatives to do our part and make a positive impact on society. Our social initiatives range from pro bono projects for non-profit organizations and startup mentoring to local initiatives, corporate volunteering and global donations.

3. Governance

Creating positive impact through ethical and transparent business behavior

At Simon-Kucher, we are aware of our responsibility as a business and therefore see good corporate governance as an important topic. To this end, we have committed to publishing an annual ESG report and we are developing our ESG strategy, laying the foundation for our future direction here. To make our ESG performance measurable, we set quantitative targets and participate in ESG ratings such as EcoVadis. In our most recent EcoVadis scorecard, we were awarded a bronze medal for our commitment.

4. ESG Report

Published date: June 2022

Publisher: Simon-Kucher & Partners

This is the Environmental Social Governance (ESG) Report of Simon-Kucher & Partners. It provides a central overview of all our global and local community efforts surrounding social, environmental, and governance impact. The report is focused on 2021 and has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards Core option. Read it today to find out more about our progress so far as well as how we plan to stand by our commitment in the future.

Our team
Global Director of ESG - Environmental, Social, Governance
Berlin, Germany
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