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 ESG round-up

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

This edition features FOSS4G, OSGeo, Walsall Council and our popular user group. 

Our next edition is due out in Spring 2024. 

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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 were awarded the EcoVadis silver medal in July 2022. This currently places us in the top 20% of companies assessed (as at November 2022).

Curious, innovative and responsive

Find out what our values mean to you

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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

Meet our team
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

Our OSGeo technologies
USER GROUPS

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

User group video
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

We’ve lowered our carbon footprint by an estimated 7.7 metric tonnes

Our climate commitment
RECYCLING KIT

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

Certifications, memberships and affiliations

View the full list here

Donations to charity

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

News & views

Read our latest blogs

Empower everyone: how to analyse location data using iShare Insights with Power BI

Discover how to enable non-GIS users to analyse and visualise data using iShare Insights with Power BI. Includes links to tutorials.

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Is GeoPlace 2024 up your street?

Everything you need to know about the GeoPlace conference for the public sector.

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Meet the team: Moira Livesey (Local Government Ambassador)

Find out how Moira’s wealth of experience in public sector GIS benefits our local authority clients

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