Environmental, Social and Governance report
Gamma takes its responsibilities towards the environment seriously and it is systematically assessing its environmental impacts and developing programmes to minimise them. The Company is committed to social responsibility and embeds this into its policies and practices. Gamma believes that sound corporate governance is essential and that everyone within the business has a duty to behave responsibly and ethically.
The ESG Committee oversees the development and activity of Gamma’s ESG agenda, further details of which can be found on page 68.
UN Sustainable Development Goals
Our ESG Goals are:
The Gamma Board adopted the UN Sustainable Development Goals in January 2020 and since that time Gamma has assessed each goal in-depth to understand how the business is best placed to make a meaningful contribution. Four goals were selected by Gamma and these goals form the foundation on which to develop its environmental, social, and ethical policies and will influence how it does business in the future.
|Goal 5:||Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls|
|Goal 8:||Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all|
|Goal 10:||Reduce inequality within and among countries|
|Goal 13:||Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts|
During 2021, supported by a specialist third party, Gamma undertook a materiality exercise of environmental, social and governance issues, with the aim of understanding the most impactful sustainability objectives, target areas and high-level actions that the Company should consider as part of its overall strategic plan.
The priorities identified as most material have been used to inform Gamma’s ESG plans and strategic decision-making moving forwards.
Over the past 12 months, Gamma has made significant progress on ESG-related matters. Highlights have included the launch of a new ESG Hub on the main website, outlining its approach to ESG initiatives. The Hub contains published documents such as ESG policies, its Carbon Net Zero and carbon reduction plans, and the Sustainability report will be published there in due course.
Our processes are established to consider the welfare of all of its stakeholders systematically.
The Board is responsible to the shareholders for the proper management of the Group.