Davies is committed to being a responsible and sustainable business. We see ourselves as a people business, with strong environmental and ethical obligations. Our ESG strategy is founded on three pillars: nurturing our people and communities, taking action for our planet, and fulfilling our purpose ethically.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 interlinked global objectives designed to address various societal challenges including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace, and justice. They are a blueprint for global peace and prosperity for people and the planet. Businesses should commit to these goals because, beyond their ethical responsibility, their long-term success is intrinsically linked to a sustainable global economy, and integrating SDGs can drive innovation, build customer loyalty, attract and retain talent, and mitigate risks.
Davies supports all the UN SDGs through its business practices, we are also a member of the UN Global Compact. Our ESG strategy is particularly aligned around five core SDGs that are most material to the business, our values and where Davies can make the most impact.
Provide equitable access to the skills and knowledge needed for success.
Ensure equal opportunity for all and reduce outcome inequalities.
Inspire climate resilience and take urgent action to tackle climate change.
Enable anyone to have the opportunity for secure and decent work.
Ensure ethical, transparent, representative and accountable decision making.
Group Chief HR Officer
Group Chief HR Officer, Emma Wedderburn, is responsible for Davies’ ESG function and Davies people. Emma is chair of the ESG Steering Committee, a member of the Group Executive Board and reports into the Group Chief Executive Officer. Emma is also responsible for the Group’s Global Guiding Principles, which binds Davies and all its subsidiaries in a commitment to good business practice
Group Director - ESG
Our group ESG Director, Gillie Fairbrother reports to Emma Wedderburn and is responsible for Davie’s ESG strategy and driving sustainability performance across the Group.
Including CEO Dan Saulter, CHRO Emma Wedderburn, plus one non-Exec Board member
Team of cross functional business leaders and subject matter experts who are responsible for driving ESG initives across the business and reporting progress to group exec. Led by the ESG function.
Cross functional groups & individual champions that meet as needed to drive key operating initiatives. Including Climate Action Group, DEI Action Groups
Our social pillar focuses on advancing social opportunity and equality, through education, learning and development within our business and our communities. We want Davies to be a place where anyone can thrive, by valuing and developing our colleagues, cultivating inclusive employer practices and aligning the Davies Foundation and our community investment strategy around social mobility.
given to 100+ community causes in FY23
Carried out a
data drive continuing to ensure a safe environment for disclosure
ecovadis score for Labour & Human Rights
Proportion of colleagues that believe “Davies is committed to being an inclusive employer”
We are taking urgent action as a Group to tackle climate change and minimise our impact on the environment. We are pursuing a science-based net-zero future, committing to carbon and resource reduction, and innovating for environmental gains across Davies’
Greenhouse gas emissions intensity for Davies’ UK operations emissions assured to ISO 14604-1
Published our first
ahead of regulation
Committed to SBTI's
Launched Davies' Carbon Action
ESG performance is a key factor in our business success. Our governance framework follows best practice to ensure that our leadership structure, culture and business actions are underpinned by laws and ethics and align with our values. Davies will continue to operate responsibly and engage and educate stakeholders through transparent reporting.
Created the position of Group
Became a signatory to the
UN Global Impact
ESG Board Committee and ESG Steering Committee
Bronze by the EcoVadis ESG framework
assured to ISO 27001 and certified to Cyber Essentials Plus