FuturePlus Impact Certified

Sustainability

As we progress on our journey to mitigate climate change and fulfill our corporate social responsibilities, Champneys is proud to have been awarded with the FuturePlus Impact Certified Badge.

FuturePlus is on a mission to transform Ambition into Action by helping organisations understand, measure and manage their sustainability goals.

Their audits provide companies with an analysis across five sustainability themes: Climate, Diversity & Inclusion, Social, Economic and Environment.

Here at Champneys, social responsibility is at the heart of our organisation. From measuring and managing our scopes 1 and 2 carbon emissions, to the range of social projects we are involved in, including Champneys Charitable Foundation which supports a number of charities and community projects every year, doing our bit is important to us.

However, there is always more than can be done. We have set comprehensive ambitions to commit to Net Zero by 2050 with a measurable year-on-year plan, to create a succession plan which accounts for diversity and inclusion, and to implement a waste reduction strategy (among others).

Our Commitment

Our audit results have shown a strong commitment to a variety of corporate social responsibilities such as:


Climate:

  • Monitoring, recording, and reporting of energy use and carbon emissions.
  • Steps taken to mitigate and reduce energy use and emissions.
  • Efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions caused by employee commuting or business travel.
  • Encouragement of energy conservation in the workplace.
  • Transitioning to renewable energy and energy-efficient processes.
  • Use of energy-efficient features at operational sites.
  • Measurement of the percentage of renewable energy used at operational sites.
  • Utilisation of goods or services that reduce greenhouse gas emissions compared to alternatives.

Diversity & Inclusion:

  • Gender parity within the Board or most senior governance group.
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion at the board level.
  • Policies and procedures promoting diversity and inclusion.
  • Regular reviews of diversity and inclusion within the organization.
  • Equitable sharing of parental leave.
  • Measures to promote economic inclusion when selecting suppliers.
  • Policies to prevent and penalize discrimination, harassment, and bullying within the supply chain.
  • Promotion of career opportunities within under-represented groups.
  • Provision of employee support programs, such as menopause support and mental health services.

Social:

  • Ethical and factual external communications.
  • Consultation with stakeholders on economic, environmental, and social impact.
  • Training of personnel in all policies and procedures.
  • Implementation of anti-harassment policies.
  • Engagement with communities to mitigate social risks.
  • Investment in community impact.
  • Provision or promotion of access to healthy diets and lifestyles.
  • Provision of adequate insurance and pension plans for employees.
  • Implementation of flexible working policies.
  • Provision of relevant training and professional development for all employees.
  • Ensuring adequate access to quality healthcare for employees.
  • Implementation of supplier code of conduct ensuring ethical practices throughout the supply chain.
  • Taking additional actions to meet the targets of specific Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), such as Life on Land and Quality Education.

Economic:

  • Clear policies on anti-corruption and bribery.
  • Training of the Board on code of ethics.
  • Publication of transparent annual reports with audited accounts.
  • Highest level of governance holds full financial responsibility.
  • Employee feedback system.
  • Publicly available policy on data usage and privacy.
  • Publication of a modern slavery statement.
  • Consideration of needs-based affordability in products and services.
  • Support for responsible technological innovation.
  • Communication of policies, benefits, and working practices to all employees.
  • Compliance with domestic and international employment standards.

Environment:

  • Leadership commitment to sustainability and environmental issues.
  • Board or governance commitment to sustainability, including a sustainability risk committee.
  • Significantly reducing the use of single-use plastics.
  • Policies in place to reduce noise pollution issues.
  • Reduction of energy use.
  • Implementation of a recovery and recycling program for all recyclable materials.
  • Commitment to reduce or remove deforestation and forest degradation.
  • External communications aimed at influencing positive social and environmental behavior.
  • Identification of sustainability risks in product and service development.
  • Offering inclusive and ethical food options.
  • Preference for procurement of products promoting sustainable use of natural materials.
  • Implementation of a supplier code of conduct covering positive environmental practices.
  • Monitoring and managing non-food waste, preventing recyclable waste from reaching landfills or oceans.