ESG at Sponge.
As a leader in digital learning, we are also committed to being a leader in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) performance within our sector. We are working in partnership with Sustainable Advantage to track and provide in-depth analysis and insight into ESG concerns.
Aligning with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Developed by the United Nations, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are 17 overarching goals that provide a global framework for peace and prosperity in consideration of the environment. We have identified four of the UN SDGs which most closely reflect our key areas of impact and seek to demonstrate our contribution and alignment in these areas.
Health is a fundamental human right and a key indicator of sustainable development. By ensuring that workers have safe working conditions and access to health services, companies establish healthier staff and better relationships which in many cases has positive effects on productivity.
Ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education is central to who we are as a learning provider. As an elearning provider we promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. We’re making long-term strategic investments that will lead to a larger, more talented pool of future employees in Sponge and across our partners. We develop high-quality interactive technology so that clients acquire knowledge and skills to best succeed in our rapidly changing world.
As a business we promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all. Our business model strengthens the availability of a skilled workforce, equipped for challenges in the 21st century.
We embed inclusivity within our hiring, promotion, and retention policies and practices. Our Diversity Squad educates colleagues about workplace issues relating to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and helps embed our inclusive ethos throughout the employee life cycle. We developed 17 courses focused on creating a welcoming workplace for all, with topics including racism, microaggressions, and unconscious bias.
Read our latest ESG report here.
Our full May 2022 - April 2023 ESG report is available to read here. View the report to learn about our commitments to improving ESG within Sponge, along with how our work as digital learning providers helps other organisations to improve their ESG capabilities.
As we expand our operations internationally in line with sustainable growth, we will remain faithful to our three key commitments, which act as our guiding north star:
Champion ethical behaviour
with employees & partners alike.
Pursue positive social & environmental impact
through our work and as an organisation.
Promote development of sustainable services
to help people and the planet.
While we at Sponge are pleased with the progress we’ve made this year, we want to continue pushing forward in our ESG strategy in 2023, setting even more ambitious milestones. Readying ourselves for the pace of transition means keeping sustainability at the top of the agenda, and driving positive change for our people, planet, and wider communities.