At Watson Buckle we have attained the prestigious ESGmark having focused on our environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) approach. We have undertaken many strategic steps to achieve the high standards set by ESGmark by creating a dedicated team who meet regularly to push new ideas that drive improvements across the practice.
“ESG contributes to our firm’s health with cost and carbon footprint reduction, and better decision making, thereby building a more sustainable future enabling us to better foster a diverse and inclusive working environment, helping us to attract and retain talented employees for the ultimate benefit of all our stakeholders.”
– Mark Wilcock, Managing Director
We have already implemented an eco-conscious campaign within the office to try and reduce electricity and gas usage, such as a cycle to work scheme and car charging points, while also making our staff more aware of their impact on the environment.
We have introduced an open and honest working environment that has allowed employees to feel comfortable opening important dialogue which is helping to reduce the stigma around mental health. As part of this, we have worked closely with The Candlelghters charity with its fundraising this year whilst partnering with the charity to run stress-buster workshops for our team.
We are also looking to launch a new school outreach programme. This will involve going out to schools in Bingley and beyond to offer an afternoon where the firm can educate students on what accountants do, to encourage more young people into the profession.
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To find out how we are changing the lives of our team, local communities and the wider world, please speak to us.