Joining a select handful of UK firms, MGI Midgley Snelling LLP has secured the sought-after ESGmark – a leading industry benchmark for firms delivering a fairer future.
Recognising organisations which champion consistent, positive change through their Environmental, Social and Governance policies, the ESGmark was founded by investment analyst experts Portia Patel and Justin Bates to drive meaningful action for businesses of all sizes and sectors.
In the accounting sector, MGI Midgeley Snelling LLP has long been dedicated to creating a more sustainable future – through its employment practices, ethos and approach to in-office culture.
The practice seeks to create an ESG-focused workplace with its offering to staff, including opportunities for development, professional study support, wellbeing initiatives and enhanced pension contributions to support security in the long term.
Another particular highlight for the firm has been its ‘going green’ initiatives. With education and innovation at its forefront, the scheme has seen great success, allowing the firm to transition to a paperless system, increase recycling efforts and conserving energy.
In a proactive step to reduce waste, the firm has also provided staff with reusable tote bags and filtered tap water in a bid to eliminate plastic bags and water bottles.
Described as a “symbol of trust and distinction”, the ESGmark allows consumers to identify businesses and organisations whose vision includes sustainability, equality, social fairness and transparent governance.
Sarah Squires, Partner at MGI Midgley Snelling LLP, said: “This is a fantastic achievement for us and for everyone on our team.
“Of course, it’s also great news for our clients. Collaboration is at the core of the ESGmark mission so, by driving change within our own organisation, we can help those we work with to achieve their goals.
“We would urge all organisations to review their ESG efforts and identify areas where they can build a fairer, sustainable workplace.
“Creating meaningful change is more than a single action or campaign. We’re committed to making our workplace more sustainable, accessible and equitable in the long term, and inviting our team to tell us how we can do more.”