Corporate sustainabilityAccelerating positive change for people and the planet
Walking the talk
We apply the same values and high standards to our business that we ask of the companies we invest in.
For people and the planet
Our corporate sustainability strategy is embedded into our business, and aims to accelerate improving equality and protecting our planet’s resources.
We hold ourselves to account
Transparency is vital and we report on our plans and progress.
Discover our most recent reports and disclosures
View our reporting centre
We base our principles on international standards and societal goals
As a signatory to the UN Global Compact (UNGC), we support its ten principles on human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption.
But for us, corporate sustainability is much bigger than making commitments. It’s about living up to our values through our actions. This means we can contribute to broader societal priorities, including those set out by the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Our strategy is shaped by our stakeholders and highlights two key areas: ‘people’ and ‘planet’.
People means driving change for the better for everyone
We’re proud of our inclusive culture, where people learn, grow, and have the tools to take care of their wellbeing. We advocate for volunteering, fundraising, and outreach among our teams in our local communities. And we champion human rights in our supply chain.
But we know there’s always more to do – and our Global Employee Forum, inclusion groups, pulse surveys, and research expertise help us keep making progress where it matters most. Find out more about our people strategy.
Planet means protecting the world’s resources and tackling climate change
Our science-based targets have been validated by the Science Based Targets initiative and are in line with a 1.5°C trajectory. We have a Climate Transition Action Plan and our Climate Report 2022 maps out our pathway to net zero by 2050 or sooner.
As well as committing to reduce the greenhouse gas footprint from our own operations, our role as an investment manager means we can drive significant change across multiple industries and deliver value to our clients over the longer term. Find out more about our planet strategy.
93% of our people agree that we support and value our corporate responsibility role in society.
Source: Global employee pulse survey, 2021
How we’re walking the talk: 2022 in numbers
Source: Schroders, as at 31 December 2022.
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Our approach to tax
At Schroders we are committed to conducting our tax affairs in an open and transparent way. This means that we comply with all of our tax filing, tax reporting and tax payment obligations globally. We also seek to maintain good relationships with the tax authorities in the key jurisdictions in which we operate.
How we work with suppliers
We expect all of our suppliers to operate in a responsible, ethical, open and transparent way and in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Our Supplier Code of Conduct sets out the high standards and behaviours we expect from our partners. It covers our expectations of suppliers on human rights, ethical sourcing, bribery and corruption, living wages, diversity and inclusion, health and safety and the environment.