2nd October 2020
Accountants, business and financial advisers Kreston Reeves has published their first CSR Impact Report which outlines its impact on staff and wider communities by holding itself accountable specifically against four of the seventeen United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as recommended by the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW). A copy can be downloaded https://www.krestonreeves.com/impact-report
The United Nations defines the core SDGs as a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all and they address the global challenges we all face. The four core SDGs that Kreston Reeves has chosen to focus on are ‘Good health and wellbeing’, ‘Quality education’, ‘Reduced inequalities’ and ‘Climate action’.
Covering activity which took place in the financial year 2019/20 and discussing their future commitments, the report also details other SDGs which Kreston Reeves has had an impact on to demonstrate how they are integrating the SDGs into their everyday business.
James Peach, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Kreston Reeves, comments: “This report brings together all of the efforts made by our dedicated CSR, Wellbeing and Sports and Social teams, as well as the staff forum and the Kreston Reeves Foundation, all of which are working together towards these SDGs and the effect they have on both our internal and external community.
“The last six months have certainly been challenging for everyone, however the strong foundations that we have put in place to support our teams, especially their good health and wellbeing, means we have been able to carry on working towards these goals during lockdown and when working remotely.
“During this period, we have been able to continue to deliver the exceptional service our clients expect to help guide them to a brighter future. We have embedded wellbeing into our firm’s culture, and we are living our values of being human, understanding and making it personal, all of which have been so important during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“We are also conscious that whilst the pandemic has certainly helped reduce our carbon footprint – through reduced use of our offices and less commuting to see our clients – we have a responsibility to act towards solving the climate crisis that we all face. That is why we have committed to be a carbon neutral organisation by the end of 2021 and we will be implementing strategies to reduce our carbon footprint.”