To mark World Earth Day 2023 on 22 April, we were delighted to celebrate Matheson Sustainability Week from 17 to 21 April 2023.
As part of the week, our Environmental Sustainability Committee - part of Matheson's Impactful Business Programme - organised a number of sustainability-related activities for colleagues across our offices, including:
- The CarbonCal Challenge – a competition based on our innovative energy tracker app, CarbonCal.
- Sowing Seeds for Sustainability – our colleagues collected seed packs containing a biodiversity-boosting mix of seeds to plant at home to encourage pollinators such as birds, honey bees and butterflies.
- Charity Clothing Drive – our teams dropped their unwanted clothes at collection points in our offices, which were sorted and donated to Cork Penny Dinners and Enable Ireland.
As a firm, Matheson is committed to promoting environmental sustainability, social and governance standards in all parts of our business. As a signatory of the Business in the Community Ireland Low Carbon Pledge, we are committed to establishing science-based targets for reducing our scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions and transitioning to net zero.
In addition to driving our own sustainability objectives, our dedicated ESG Advisory Group is at the forefront of supporting clients in responding to legislative and regulatory change; delivering on their own ESG goals; and meeting the challenges and opportunities in doing so.
Sustainability Week also coincided with success for Matheson at the Business & Finance ESG Awards 2023 – where Matheson won the Net Zero Carbon Award for our CarbonCal app. To learn more, read our recent update.