Driving our business towards a greener future.

Through our partnership with the Ecologi platform we have offset 267,000 kg of carbon to date.

Our Partnership With Ecologi.

We’re excited to announce we’ve partnered with climate change partner Ecologi to help offset our carbon footprint emissions in 2022 and beyond.

As our business continues to grow, we recognise the impact our activities have on the environment, which is why we’re finding new and engaging ways to slow down and reverse climate change, across both our business and our supply chain.

In partnership with Ecologi, we’re funding carbon offsetting projects around the world through a monthly subscription. As well as driving climate action, many of these projects also contribute positively to local communities. Recent projects include funding wind turbines in India, protecting the Amazon rain forest and, in Malawi, repairing water boreholes to improve access to clean water.

Our dedicated Green Team has been ‘greenifying’ our business’s internal infrastructure and processes since 2019.

In 2023, we aim to stretch ourselves further as a business by offsetting staff-related emissions.

Vero’s Green Team was established in 2019 by Vero’s CEO, Rupert Emson. Since then, it has successfully implemented a number of initiatives to help reduce the company’s existing emissions.

“The last few years have given us the opportunity to reflect on our business, not only the positives but also the impact that we have on the environment. We have agreed to certain steps and investments that will help address our company’s carbon emissions, which will effectively help us achieve carbon neutral status.”

Rupert Emson

As our business grows, we recognise the impact of our activities on the natural environment.

In early 2021, we set up a Vision 22 working group at Vero, with the intention of giving greater prominence and focus within the business to ESG [Environment, Social and Governance].Our Vision 22 working group is made up of the following senior members of the Vero team

  • CEO
  • Director of Strategy and Planning
  • Head of Business Development
  • Head of People Services
  • Supplier Compliance Manger
  • Information Security Manager

It was set up following the completion of a business sustainability ratings exercise, undertaken at the request of a number of our clients using the Ecovadis platform.

Following our initial scorecard assessment 2021, we set ourselves the ambitious objective to elevate our rating by 30 points, with the ultimate goal of reaching their ‘platinum’ rating. We’ve been working on corrective actions over the past 12-18 months in preparation for our 2022 reassessment. In addition, we’ve put ESG at the heart of our business, making Environment one of the four pillars in our 2022-24 business strategy.

We’ve set ourselves four top line objectives specific to Environment / ESG.

Achieve carbon offset status for our business

Improve our environmental credentials

Drive sustainability into our organisational network – employees, clients, partners

Move business to a carbon negative status

So far, we’re thrilled to say we’ve already achieved the following:

Established an energy and waste consumption scorecard for our business

Offset 267,000 kg of carbon to date

Created a corrective action plan to address opportunities to further ‘greenify’ our business

Established a relationship with a key sustainability partner Ecologi

We’ve been awarded the environmental management standard accreditation ISO 14001

Appointed a dedicated Supplier Compliance Manager to drive sustainable procurement activities

Reached out to key suppliers within our supply chain to assess their own sustainability credentials

We’re becoming climate positive in partnership with Ecologi by responsibly planting 1000s of trees.

The Tree Planting project is the latest of Vero’s contributions to playing our part in meeting carbon reduction targets. Planting trees is one of the best tools we have in removing carbon pollution from our atmosphere. And through partnering with Ecologi we’ve made it easy for our colleagues and clients to join in and add trees to our company ‘forest’. Collectively, with a little input from a lot of people, we have the power to make a difference.

To launch our initiative, we planted trees for every new starter that joined our business, as well as to mark key anniversaries for existing staff.

We’re proud to announce we’ve been awarded the ISO 14001 accreditation.

We’re delighted to announce we have been awarded the ISO 14001 certification. This will see us implement a wide range of far-reaching environmental management policies, to reduce our impact and adopt sustainable practices throughout our operations. It also demonstrates our commitment to actively seeking out ways of doing business that are better for the environment.