Our Sustainability Statement
Mercury has published our Sustainability strategy, Our Planet, Our Duty, at the end of 2020, promising to create a more sustainable environment around us. We are committed to adopting and promoting good corporate governance approaches across all our business activities and operations. This includes guaranteeing a safe and sustainable environment for our clients, employees and value chain partners and upholding our responsibilities as a member of the local community and society as a whole. Our Sustainability Statement outlines our commitment as a responsible business.
Materiality Survey Sets Our Priorities
We recently refreshed our materiality survey with key stakeholders, and we plan to continue this practice every two years. The results are important in prioritising our sustainability objectives for the forthcoming years.
Sustainability KPI Framework
Our strategic plan and materiality survey results led us to the KPI Framework we use to show our specific ambitions more clearly and identify the KPIs we would track over time to demonstrate achievements in each focus area.
Our roadmap framework includes a focus on four key objectives – also known as sustainability duties – highlighting specific outcomes we strive to achieve:
- Being an Employer of Choice: Included in this area would be our initiatives around equality, diversity and inclusion, making learning and educational opportunities available to employees helping them grow in their careers and learn new skills. Looking after employee well-being is also a part of this sustainability duty.
- Maintaining Responsible Partnerships: Remaining responsive to our clients' needs and supporting their sustainability objectives, we are also working with our supply chain and subcontractor partners to support them on their journeys towards being responsible in their practices and decisions impacting sustainability outcomes.
- Minimising Our Environmental Footprint: This duty includes a focus on greenhouse gas emissions caused by our buildings, vehicles, and operations. We also pay attention to our waste management approaches, being energy efficient, and being mindful of biodiversity. Environmental outcomes on our projects are also part of this duty.
- Local Community Wellbeing: Supporting local organisations around our sites to benefit the quality of life for those living in those communities is a priority for us. We support initiatives around supplies for schools, maintaining healthy lifestyles, and fundraising for organisations working to improve the wellbeing of people in need of food, shelter, mental health support, etc.
Our corporate giving and volunteer support focus areas align with these UN SDGs (United Nations Sustainable Development Goals):
Our Corporate Giving budget increased by 60% from 2021 to 2022. And our number of NGOs supported increased to 37 in 2022 from 28 in 2021.
Achievements and News Items from the Last 12 Months
Being an Employer of Choice
Mercury Awarded Investors in Diversity’s Silver Accreditation
Diversity & Inclusion: Mercury’s Goals as an Employer of Choice
Mercury Announces It Will Provide Two Fully Paid Volunteering Days to All Staff
Maintaining Responsible Partnerships
Minimising Our Environmental Footprint
Mercury Engineering Embraces Environmental Transparency
Mercury Achieves 100% Green Electricity Supply for Irish Offices and Facilities
Sustainable Intelligence: Monitoring Our Progress with Tracker+
Mercury Volunteers Plant 125 Fruit Trees as Part of DC for Bees Initiative
Having completed our own Scope 3 screening, we submitted our Carbon Reduction Targets to SBTi in April 2022. We now await outcomes of the target verification process.
Well-Being of Local Communities
Mercury Supports Charities in Milan That Bring Pivotal Contributions to the Community
Supporting De Regenboog Groep to Reduce Poverty & Homelessness in Amsterdam
Providing Access to Better Career Choices for Secondary School Students