2021 has been a significant year for Mazars in terms of advancing on CSR and sustainability. Our sustainability report, published for the third consecutive year, reaffirms our commitment to building the foundations of a fair and prosperous world.
Our ambition is to build a fairer and more prosperous world by supporting the sustainable performance of our clients, caring for our people and local communities, and preserving the environment.
Guided by our core values, we have put sustainability at the heart of our business. As part of our commitment to create value for all our stakeholders, we have built a robust strategy to drive positive change for our people, environment and local communities. This is focused on five key pillars: integrity and responsibility; people; climate and environment; community; and supporting business on their sustainability journey.
1. Integrity and responsibility
This is centred around our code of conduct and the quality of services we deliver to our clients. We recognise our role in contributing to financial markets and aim to do so while staying true to our values. We strive to maintain the highest quality standards, ensuring our clients, investors, markets and regulators have confidence in us to do what is right.
Putting people at the heart of our development means both increasing the representation of women at all levels of our workforce and transforming our organisation to make it more inclusive for all. We strive to provide our people with an environment that enables them to thrive and achieve their potential.
3. Climate and environment
Our focus on reducing our environmental impact is grounded in our conviction that our world is facing an existential crisis and everyone, individuals and businesses, has a role to play in reducing our impact on the planet. We are currently working to understand our global environmental footprint, so we can develop the necessary actions to reduce it.
Community engagement and impact encompasses our work to improve social and economic conditions in communities around the world. We believe in using our skills and expertise to address social challenges and create sustainable positive impact.
5. Supporting businesses on their sustainability journey
We help other organisations on their journey to sustainability, working together on key environmental, social and governance issues that contribute to a stronger and more sustainable economy for tomorrow.
As a responsible organisation that is committed to acting with integrity and transparency, we are also a signatory and active participant in the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). We strive to implement the UNGC principles in our work and we publish regular reports on our sustainability performance.
Our strategy and actions are also designed and implemented to contribute directly towards the advancement of eight of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
The benefits of diversity no longer need to be proven. However, it is clear that gender inequalities persist, particularly in executive committees and among CEOs. This report, "Myths and barriers preventing the progression of women: analysis and solutions", developed by Mazars in partnership with the Observatory for Gender Balance, is designed for leaders who wish to concretely advance equality...
As we begin to emerge from the pandemic, calls to build a more sustainable future have never been stronger. More than ever, there is a need to restore confidence in the economy, in government, and in business.