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Our ESG Policy

Our ESG Policy stands at the heart of our business and shapes our strategy

Adare SEC is committed to ensuring a high standard of responsible and sustainable practice across our business and trading landscape and continually works to raise expectations internally as well as those of our supply chain. Through our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Strategy, our goal is to strengthen an ethos which considers social, economic and environmental consequences and the company expects all internal colleagues, partners and suppliers to work to these augmented standards where ever possible, ensuring that we: 

  • Continuously work to lower our environmental impact through Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and reduced use of single use plastics

  • Trade with those who comply with an Ethical Code of Conduct and use FSC, PEFC or other certified sustainable sources of paper

  • Attract, nurture and develop an inclusive and diverse workforce as a Real Living Wage employer

  • Improve social outcomes in geographical areas of work

  • Manage successful and prosperous stakeholder relationships

  • Our strategy articulates a series of protocols, processes and tools across Adare SEC, to enable us to ‘conduct business ethically, effectively and efficiently for the benefit of the business, colleagues, partners, clients and local and global communities’.

  • Accordingly, we have joined the UNs Race to Zero initiative through Science Based Targets (SBTi), committing to a 46% reduction* in direct and indirect (Scope 1 & 2) GHG Emissions by 2030. In addition, we are committed to measuring and reducing supply chain carbon impacts (Scope 3). We will not consider carbon offset schemes as contribution to this target and it will constitute only meaningful reductions in GHG emissions. We will continue to use the EcoVadis Sustainability Rating to externally verify progress against our ESG goals and objectives, ultimately targeting a platinum rating through continuous improvement of our ESG performance.  

The Board of Adare SEC is fully committed to delivering this strategy and will continually monitor and measure its success through regular review.  

Tony Strong  

Chief Executive Officer 

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This policy is supported by our Environmental Management System Policy which underpins our ISO 14001 certified Environmental Management System. 

*Against a 2019 baseline year for Scope 1 & 2 GHG emissions. All Carbon measurements are externally verified by CarbonQuota.