Our Corporate Social Responsibility Policy and Reporting

As a consultancy and research company providing insights and advice based on human performance, we have a limited impact on the society outside the impacts from our services through our clients, but we can still do some things to ensure that our little contribution is good.

Being a consultancy company helping companies and investors to become more sustainable we like to think that our contribution to sustainability is positive.

SASB Materiality Reporting

The SASB Materiality Map for Professional and Commercial Services, where Consulting and Research services belong, highlights the following material Sustainability factors:

SASB – Data Security

    1. Description of approach of identifying and addressing data security risks, 
    2. Description of policies and practices for collection, usage and retention of customer data,
    3. Reporting of number of data breaches,
    4. Reporting of data breaches involving customer confidential business information, 
    5. Reporting of data breaches for personally identifiable information,
    6. Reporting of number of customers affected.

We store our data in the sky with the world leading providers, but also have a local back up of our data. Most of our data is ESG research reports, client material and client data. The client data is stored only with the clients’ approval according to European regulation.

In terms of mitigating security risk, we have an active password renewal policy. All our computers, network disks and portable devices are protected with passwords.

We have had no breaches of data security per 31/1/2021.

 

SASB – Employee Diversity, Engagement and Inclusion

    1. Reporting for percentage of gender and ethnic representation for executive management and employees
    2. Voluntary and involuntary turnover rate
    3. Employee engagement as a percentage


Only 2 employees. The gender split of the company (employees and management) is 50%-50%. The nationality split is 100% Nordic, 50% Swedish and 50% Norwegian.

Turnover rate is 0%.

Employee engagement is 100% as the 2 employees are also on the Board of Directors and shareholders.

SASB – Business Ethics

    1. Description of how professional integrity is ensured,
    2.  Reporting of total losses occurred due to lack of professional integrity

Professional integrity is firstly assured through education, experience and certification. Cross checks by the 2 employees of work being done is additional professional integrity control function.

No losses due to lack of professional integrity per 31/1/2021.

ESG Policy reporting

In addition to the SASB defined material factors, we also have a policy based on the general ESG approach as we get questions on this as well. ESG analyst like to see these elements covered.

Environmental

  • We buy renewable electricity for use in our office, through an active selection of a more expensive offer from E.ON.
  • We avoid air travel when we can, and when we cannot avoid this, we buy carbon emission compensation.
  • We only use printer when we have to and we use paper with environmental friendly paper.
  • We have chosen Microsoft for our sky solution. Microsoft is carbon neutral since 2012: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/corporate-responsibility/sustainability?activetab=pivot_1:primaryr3
  • What we think we are not able to do something about:
    1. When we buy electronic equipment like laptop computers or printers, we are not able to have a full view of the provenance of all special metals in the components,  is the extraction and refining value chain green?
    2. We use Macbooks and here is the Product Environmental Report.

Social

  • Per today the only employees are the 2 BOD members and owners of the company, so being organised in a union does not make sense. Should there at any moment be other employees in the company they are of course free to be organised. The same goes for the need of a whistle blower channel.
  • We offer health insurance for our full time employees.
  • What we think we are not able to do something about:
    1. When we buy electronic equipment like laptop computers or printers, we are not able to have a full view of the provenance of all special metals in the components,  are human rights respected and local communities well taken into account in the production value chain?

Governance

  • There are 2 BOD (Board of Directors) members, of which 1 woman and 1 man. There are 3 BOD supplants, of which 2 women and 1 man. The age range is from 18 to 52 among the 5. The Chairman is male.
  • There is no CEO and the employees in the company have the same salary for the same type of job and with no variable salary. As the 2 main full-time employees are also the 2 BOD members, the alignment between the BOD setting the strategy and the employees executing it is perfect.
  • The BOD members BIOs are here, where you can find the experience and background to judge their relevance as BOD members for this company.
  • Due to the small size of the company there is no separate remuneration committee or audit committee, but these functions are dealt with directly by the BOD.