ESG

Our commitment to making a difference

ESG
ESG

Real actions, tangible impact.

At Search, we are unwaveringly committed to achieving excellence in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices, deeply embedded in our ethos and operations. Our ESG policy, blending ambition, expertise, integrity, resilience, and teamwork, underscores our pursuit of sustainable and ethical business practices. 


Environmental
stewardship

We actively manage our environmental impact, focusing on reducing emissions and resource consumption.


Social
responsibility

We're creating a culture that promotes volunteering, skills development, and supporting local communities and charities.


Governance
with integrity

We uphold the highest standards of honesty and transparency, ensuring our operations align with our sustainability commitments.

Environmental Stewardship 

Environmental Stewardship 

Our commitment to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050 propels concrete initiatives, including the implementation of renewable energy solutions, reduction of single-use plastics, and promotion of recycling across our offices. We actively monitor and diminish our carbon footprint, in alignment with ISO14001 environmental management standards. 

A Milestone in Our Sustainability Journey

Attaining Carbon Neutral Certification is not just a milestone; it is a testament to our commitment and action towards a sustainable future. In partnership with Carbon Neutral Britain, we rigorously measure and offset our carbon emissions. This certificate represents our unwavering commitment to environmental stewardship and our pledge to continue making strides in sustainability. 

For more details, you can explore Search’s journey to a more sustainable future.

Social Responsibility

We believe in making a positive impact on communities. This commitment is exemplified by our comprehensive training programs, fostering employee well-being, and promoting diversity and inclusion. We actively engage in community outreach programs, supporting local causes and contributing to societal welfare. 

Each summer, we proudly nominate a charity to be our Official Charity Partner (OCP) for the year. Our employees play a pivotal role in this process, nominating charities close to their hearts, providing reasons for their choices, and voting for the final selection. 

Over the years, we have supported incredible organisations such as Macmillan, Alzheimer’s Society, and Teenage Cancer Trust. Our commitment extends beyond financial support as we actively engage with our OCP, collaborating on various fundraisers, including bake sales, charity quizzes, sponsored walks, and more. This ensures that our fundraising efforts are both meaningful and companywide.

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Our Partnership with Teenage Cancer Trust 

Our involvement with the Teenage Cancer Trust goes beyond financial support; it's a reflection of our core values, focusing on the well-being of future generations. Through initiatives like our Christmas fundraiser and our company-wide sponsored 5km walk, we aim to double the support for this vital charity, demonstrating our dedication to the community and the young individuals battling cancer. 

For more details, you can read the full article on Search's website: Supporting Young Lives. 

Governance with Integrity 

Governance with Integrity 

Our governance practices are grounded in transparency and accountability. We adhere to the highest ethical standards, ensuring compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements. Our governance framework is designed to foster a culture of honesty and integrity throughout the organisation.

Committed to High Standards in Sustainability

We are delighted to announce that we have successfully passed our Nutral audit, underscoring our steadfast commitment to governance and sustainability. This accomplishment reaffirms our dedication to upholding the highest standards of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles. Looking ahead, we're determined to keep a close eye on our ESG practices, going above and beyond to meet our obligations to our stakeholders, communities, and the environment.

Empowering our team

We empower our employees to be agents of change. Through continuous learning opportunities and a supportive work environment, we encourage our team to actively contribute to our ESG goals. 

Future-Focused

At Search, we are not just building a business; we are nurturing a legacy of responsibility, sustainability, and positive impact. Our ESG policy is more than a commitment; it's a reflection of our values and vision for a better world. 

Embracing our ESG Policy

Embracing our ESG Policy

Integrating sustainability into every aspect of our business

Our ESG policy is a testament to our commitment to sustainability. We're proud to operate as a certified carbon-neutral business since 2023, and we continue to improve our environmental performance, accredited under ISO14001 standards. We engage our employees in sustainability initiatives through our online platform, Connect, ensuring our entire team is aligned with our ESG goals.

ESG Policy
EcoVadis Silver Rating

EcoVadis Silver Rating

As part of our commitment to society, our people, and the environment, Search completes a thorough assessment of its business sustainability practices every year through EcoVadis, the global standard for business sustainability ratings. The EcoVadis assessment includes 21 sustainability criteria across four core themes: Environment, Labor & Human Rights, Ethics, and Sustainable Procurement. In our latest rating, which was completed in December 2023, we earned a silver medal which places Search in the 84th percentile.