Environmental, Social, and Governance

Read BBD's ESG manifesto


Socially conscious and committed to building a better community, environment and economy

We put our money where our mouth is and take a strong stance concerning ESG. Following sound practices in each of the three core ESG criteria ensures that we have a positive impact as a growing business while demonstrating strong leadership and organisational sustainability.

Our commitment to the environment 

We contribute to the preservation of our natural world as part of the environment criteria. We strive to:

  • Reduce energy consumption, paper use, consumable usage and waste through the use of cloud and computer-based technologies and digital ways of working
  • Continually seek to improve the lifespan of products by reusing and recycling where possible, educating our staff on how to do so, while also providing improved recycling capabilities in our offices, including for electronic waste such as batteries
  • Lessen carbon emissions through our global, hybrid working model ensuring diversity while reducing the need to travel between locations
  • Measure, monitor and reduce the carbon and environmental impacts of our business through continuous identification of any environmental issues that may arise from our businesses and services and resolving these promptly and effectively
  • Provide our staff with reusable travel mugs, water bottles and lunch bags to assist in creating environmentally conscious habits
  • Install timer driven energy-saving lighting in our offices

Read BBD's Carbon reduction plan


Our commitment to society

The social criteria address the relationship BBD has, and the reputation we foster, in the communities in which we do business. The consideration of humans and our interdependence results in:

  • Data policies across our business to ensure that we handle, store and collect data in a responsible and regulated manner
  • Wellness practices that encourage a healthy work-life balance and provide access to mental and physical health. This includes an annual wellness day in participating BBD hubs and access to staff-based sports teams and initiatives
  • The provision of opportunities for small businesses and start-ups to establish themselves, grow and compete with larger players in the market through our Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) initiatives and commitment to a diverse supply chain
  • BBD’s commitment as an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration without regard to age, gender, family, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, political affiliation, race, religion or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, social mores, regulations or ordinances
  • Career journeys defined by talent, skill and learning to encourage growth opportunities in BBD
  • Initiatives to help equalise gender inequality within the technology sector, broadening industry skills pools and creating opportunities for women
Learn about our CSR initiatives

Our commitment to good governance 

The governance criteria cover the internal system of practices, controls and procedures we adopt to make effective decisions, comply with the law, and meet the needs of external stakeholders. Our criteria include:

  • A diverse board of directors consisting of executive and non-executive members, ensuring that our business practices are free from any political affiliations
  • Practicing fair and equitable hiring practices and offering a bonus scheme based on performance for all employees
  • Creating an empowering environment that supports and encourages open discussion and innovation

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