Environmental, Social & Governance

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

We believe that ESG means doing business the right way.

We aim to routinely use our products, services, expertise and profits to make life better for the community, fellow GIS practitioners, our team and the environment. 

Open Source Support

Our 2023 ESG round-up

This newsletter recognises and celebrates our team’s commitment to ESG.

Discover how we support the open source geospatial community. You can also find out about our hosting provider’s green credentials and how we’re helping eliminate paper usage from the Call for Sites process for councils. 

Our next edition is due out in Spring 2025. You can subscribe to our ESG alerts here

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Benchmarking our performance

Our ESG performance has been assessed by EcoVadis, a holistic sustainability ratings service. The EcoVadis Rating covers a broad range of non-financial management systems including Environmental, Labour & Human Rights and Ethics.

We have been an EcoVadis silver medal holder since 2022. This currently places us in the top 15% of companies assessed .

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Curious, innovative and responsive

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ESG IN ACTION

Our team

We’re only as good as our people. That’s why we work hard to attract, recruit and retain the best.

RESPECT

We respect each others’ abilities and support each others’ growth 

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

We’re members of the Equality Register and promote inclusive recruitment

TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT

We offer training, mentoring and development opportunities

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TRANSPARENCY

We share our objectives and achievements (including financials) 

ESG IN ACTION

The open source community

We’re inspired by and share our expertise with the open source geospatial community in the UK and further afield. 

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

We frequently sponsor open source events, such as FOSS4G2022

KNOWLEDGE SHARING

We regularly present at FOSS4G, AGI events and various conferences 

EMPOWERING VOLUNTEERS

Staff who volunteer for OSGeo, MapAction and the AGI can attend meetings in work time

USER GROUPS

We host free user groups to help clients stay up to date with innovations in GIS 

ESG IN ACTION

The environment

We want to have the lowest possible impact on the environment.

SME CLIMATE COMMITMENT

We’ll halve our emissions by 2030 and achieve net-zero by 2050

GREEN TRAVEL POLICY

Where possible, we encourage our team to travel by public transport or car share

AWS HOSTING

Hosting with AWS has a lower carbon footprint than hosting on-premise

Our climate commitment
RECYCLING KIT

We believe in giving old kit a new lease of life (in a secure way)

Certifications, memberships and affiliations

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Donations to charity

In 2023, we donated to MapAction and Rewilding Britain in lieu of sending Christmas cards. 

News & views

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Seven reasons why AWS is our chosen hosting supplier for our cloud-based GIS

Reliability. Security. Cost-effectiveness. Sustainability. Learn more about why we host our open source iShare end-to-end GIS with AWS.

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Join Elena at GeoBusiness to learn about metadata, standards and AI

Elena will be presenting on the Surveying & Mapping stage at GEO Business on the 6th of June.

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The latest news about our ESG

We believe in giving back to society. Find out about approach to ESG and discover how to sign up for ESG news updates, including our annual review.

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