Financial Times names Group on list of Europe’s Climate Leaders

Specialist Staffing Group's parent company has been included in the FT’s inaugural Europe’s Climate Leaders list, which names the 300 companies that have achieved the greatest reduction in their greenhouse gas emissions intensity between 2014 and 2019.

The figures take into account Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions – those produced directly by the company and the resources it owns, and those created in generating the energy used by the organisation.

The Group's inclusion comes just weeks after we released our first-ever ESG Impact Report which outlines ambitious targets in line with UN Sustainable Development Goals. This includes the doubling of its renewables businesses and reducing absolute carbon emissions by 20% by 2024.

Gemma Branney, Global Head of ESG for Specialist Staffing Group's parent company, said:

We are delighted to be recognised for our hard work in tackling climate change. We’ve made good progress in reducing our carbon emissions and have achieved a CDP B rating for a fifth consecutive year.

However, there’s no room for complacency and we’re aware that much more needs to be done. That’s why we’re continuing to set ourselves ambitious green targets.

“With the COP26 UN Climate Change conference in Glasgow later this year and governments setting net-zero targets, it’s vital companies commit to taking meaningful action and provide transparent reporting on their progress.

Find out more about the FT's full list

Notes to editors

Specialist Staffing Group brings skilled people together to build the future. It is the only global pure-play specialist staffing business focused on roles in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (‘STEM’), providing permanent and flexible contract talent to a diverse base of more than 9,000 clients in 15 countries.

The Group’s c.2,700 staff cover the technology, life sciences, engineering, banking and finance sectors.

Specialist Staffing Group's parent company is quoted on the Premium Segment of the Official List of the Financial Conduct Authority under the ticker symbol STEM and also has a US level one ADR facility, symbol SERTY.

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