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Hymans Robertson makes net zero carbon pledge for centenary year

25 Jan 2021

Climate change is priority for Hymans Robertson as it starts centenary year with a net zero carbon pledge

Hymans Robertson announces today that it intends to be net carbon zero from 2021 and pledges to halve its carbon footprint by 2025. As it celebrates its centenary, the leading pensions and financial services consultancy also plans to be lifetime net zero carbon by 2025, meaning it will have offset all its carbon emissions dating back to its formation in 1921.

Commenting on the climate commitments for 2021 and beyond, John Dickson, Senior Partner, Hymans Robertson says:

“As we reach the milestone of our centenary year, we’re making this pledge to take action and put these issues right at the heart of what we do. We’re proud to make this commitment to play our part in tackling the major environmental concerns we all face. The imperative to address climate risk and the challenges it presents is integral to our advice and services, and a key driver in the way we run our firm for our clients, our employees and our future.

“On a daily basis we face reminders of the environmental challenges that will impact the future of our own firm, our people and our wider world. We are determined to make our mark. By ensuring these changes are central to the way in which we run our firm, we believe we’ll be truly leading the way in making a difference”.

To deliver on this five year pledge, sustainability will be central to how Hymans Robertson operates. The firm will continue to use only certified renewable energy in each of its offices, significantly reduce travel, review business and facilities operations and address the environmental impact of commuting. The firm has also committed to help all its employees offset their own personal carbon footprint – matching their contributions pound for pound.

John Dickson concludes:

“We know we can achieve more, and create change sooner, when we work collectively. To that end, we’ll be engaging with everyone in the firm, our clients and suppliers – and with leading groups including the UN Global Compact UK network, Taskforce for Climate Relative Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and the Principles for Responsible Investment. We’ll also demonstrate our commitments by becoming a signatory to the Financial Reporting Council’s 2020 UK Stewardship Code. Our climate pledge is about making sustainability intrinsic to our firm and culture – and to keep it that way - for the next 100 years.”

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