Leading electronics equipment manufacturer Brother have joined the FTSE4Good Index, earning the distinction of being one of the world’s most sustainable companies as a result.
Measuring a companies’ approach to dealing with current environmental and social issues, the FTSE4Good Index already features some of the world’s leading brands and organizations, including the likes of Apple, Johnson & Johnson and Microsoft to name a few.
As of last month, Brother has been added to this list due in part to both Brother Group’s and Brother UK’s efforts in tackling Environmental, Social and Governance practice (ESG) and for being twice awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, an award which recognizes outstanding achievement in sustainable development.
Social and Environmental Achievements
As a business, Brother has worked towards several social and environmental achievements to become listed on the FTSE4Good index and to be regarded as one of the world’s most sustainable companies.
The company have been successful in meeting the 17 sustainable development goals which have been set for businesses and organizations by the United Nations.
To achieve these set targets, Brother have actively attempted to tackle climate change and resource depletion in the wider world, along with helping to reduce environmental pollution and the destruction of the ecosystem.
In terms of it’s UK based business, Brother UK reached another milestone last year, as it became the only business in the North West to receive independent certification for zero waste to landfill with the environmental compliance scheme, Valpak, for the 10th year running.
Brother’s printing operations have also taken active measures to encourage print cartridge recycling, with more than 159,000 toner cartridges being returned for recycling by customers in the UK based on statistics taken in March this year.
In addition, Brother have been able to meet several social responsibility goals, including retaining their Investors in People Platinum status, regarded as the most prestigious accolade in people management for the third year running.
This status demonstrates and recognizes how the company currently support its employees and the wider community.
Sustainability and Community Engagement Engrained in Brother Culture
Commenting further on Brother achieving their FTSE4Good listing, Community Engagement Manager at Brother UK, Sam Johnson said:
“This recognition reflects the group’s commitment to protecting the environment and supporting communities around the world.
Sustainability and community engagement are ingrained in our culture and play a huge role in every decision we make, which includes the development of new products and services.”
“From our award-winning apprenticeship scheme to our school volunteers programmes, we invest thousands of hours every year into building the futures of local young people.
We know that our customers share our ethical values and understand that, by selecting Brother, they’re choosing a sustainable partner.”