1 Mission & Values
We exist to demystify sustainability and make doing good for the planet easy and accessible to all.
We believe that every business should have access to straightforward and trusted scientific data so that they can operate with integrity and transparency. We are champions of small and medium businesses and think that the tools of sustainability should not be limited to larger organisations without resource constraints.
Though we may differ in our backgrounds, we share mutual values that guide how we work and interact with all stakeholders.
We strive to embody these values in everything we do as we believe this will help us to achieve our purpose to simplify and make impact analysis accessible for businesses of all size.
• We believe in equal opportunities for everyone
• We endeavour to be a tool for change to help businesses have a positive impact
• We believe transparency, precision and quality are essential for a sustainable future
We recognise the importance of understanding our own unique environmental, social and governance impacts. To provide a basic starting point, we looked at the Sustainability Accounting and Standards Board
(SASB) Materiality Map to understand key sustainability issues relevant to our industry. These include Data Protection, Workforce Diversity & Engagement and Accounting.
2.1.1 Environmental Impact
Ensight was established to help businesses understand the environmental and social impacts of their products, services and operations so that they can grow sustainably and honestly. Just like our clients, we believe in taking full responsibility for the impact of our business. Below, we outline the ways in which we strive to create positive environmental impacts.
2.1.2 1% for the planet
As of [Date] Ensight [is/will become] a member of 1% for the planet. Our values are closely aligned with the 1% for the planet’s mission to “build, support and activate an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet”. By becoming a member, we have committed to a minimum of 1% of our annual sales being donated to approved environmental non-profits. Additionally, Ensight builds ongoing partnerships with these non-profits to amplify the impact of our financial contribution through knowledge sharing.
2.1.3 Ensight’s Environmental Impact
Ensight is currently mapping its own impact as we believe it is necessary to practice what we preach. Once complete, we will provide a comparison of where we sit against an industry benchmark and reassess this impact every 12 months to ensure we are continually improving our own performance.
2.2 Social Impact
Ensight is committed to providing equal opportunities for all employees, workers and job applicants. We’re also committed to enabling an inclusive business community where businesses of all size can access the tools of sustainability. We are therefore proud to provide our services at price that is affordable for small and founder-owned businesses that may not have access to impact analysis from traditional consultancies.
2.2.2 Anti-racism and Mentoring
Environmental ills are likely to disproportionately harm racial and ethnic minorities however, there is a lack of representation from these communities in the environmental movement. At Ensight we are committed to both environmental sustainability and anti-racism. We acknowledge that institutional racism exists within the consulting profession and therefore endeavour to take responsibility for tackling this problem. By using our own position in the market, network and collective team experience, we hope to share knowledge and create opportunities in the environmental consulting space for everyone, especially young Black people, and people of colour.
One way we hope to do this is by partnering with ReachOut, a mentoring charity to give young people from disadvantages backgrounds weekly one-to-one mentoring support.
The aim is to help young people develop their character, raise aspirations and improve their academic attainment through long-term one-to-one mentoring to help them achieve their potential and go on to lead good, happy and successful lives.
We know that combatting institutionalised racism both inside and outside of the consulting sector requires a conscious, ongoing effort. We would therefore love to hear about any other ways that we may be able to use our sphere of influence to do so. If you have any suggestions, please contact us.
2.3.1 Data Protection and Privacy
Ensight is strongly committed to protecting personal data. Our Privacy Statement describes why and how we collect and use personal data and provides information about individuals’ rights. The statement applies to personal data given to us by individuals themselves, or by others. Ensight may use personal data supplied to us for any of the purposes described in the privacy statement or as otherwise stated at the point of collection.
2.3.2 Privacy Statement
“Ensight” (And “we”, “us”, or “our”) refers to GetEnsight (a limited company registered in England under company number 12770309 with its registration address at 17 Goddard Place, London, England, N19 5GS).
Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable living person. When “you” or “your” are used in this statement, we are referring to the relevant individual who is the subject of the personal data. Ensight processes personal data for numerous purposes, and the means of collection, lawful basis of processing, use, disclosure, and retention periods for each purpose may differ.
When collecting and using personal data, our policy is to be transparent about why and how we process personal data. To find out more about our specific processing activities, please go to the relevant sections of this statement.
Greenwashing involves intentionally or unintentionally providing misleading information about how a company’s products are more environmentally sound than they might actually be. At Ensight, we help our clients understand how to represent their products and services in the most transparent, yet simple, way. This, in turn, allows our clients to be accountable to their own customers.
Case Study: Unruly Burger
The food industry is notorious for its large environmental footprint, particularly its contribution to greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). In 2014, approximately 24% of all GHG emissions were caused by agriculture, forestry and other land use, with livestock related emissions and manure accounting for nearly 2/3rd of this total.
The Unruly Burger is a pea protein-based, healthy alternative to a conventional British beef burger. By providing an assessment of their carbon footprint, Ensight was able to support Unruly Burger develop an accurate understanding of the carbon footprint of their product. Specifically, the assessment included a percentage breakdown to the overall CO2e from different aspects of the Unruly Burger supply chain and recommendations for future assessment. In doing so, Ensight was able to help Unruly Burger demonstrate how they are able to deliver a delicious, nutritional burgers with a lower climate impact.
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