Our history at Mazars is one of sustainable and inclusive growth, and for the fourth consecutive year, we are proud to release our 2022 sustainability report, which reflects our core values and shares our public commitment in action. As a responsible firm, we have ensured that the contents of the information disclosed are transparent, comprehensive and consistent non-financial metrics that exhibit a faithful representation of our performance across our material sustainability topics.
A word from our CEO
Staying true to our values, we hold ourselves accountable for our sustainability commitments and our mandate to serve the public interest. As we strive to establish the foundations of a safer, greener and more resilient economy, we are determined to capitalise on emerging opportunities and drive systemic transformation to maximise long-term value creation. Hervé Helias CEO and Chairman, Mazars Group
Our corporate sustainability strategy
Sustainability is at the heart of our business and value chain. It is a fundamental component of our performance criteria and defines how we create and share value throughout our global partnership to drive long-term prosperity. In collaboration with our key stakeholders, we have developed a robust strategy to promote inclusive, fair and sustainable economic development while also facilitating social progress and nurturing environmental stewardship.
Our corporate sustainability strategy comprises five key pillars:
- Upholding our values of integrity and responsibility
- Putting people at the heart of our development
- Contributing to local communities
- Reducing our environmental impact
- Supporting businesses on their sustainability journey
Our strong purpose guides us in everything we do: we we want to help build the economic foundations of a fair and prosperous world by caring for the success of our people and clients, the health of financial markets, the maintenance of trust in society and the restoration of the environment.
Reporting transparently on our progress
Our 2022 Sustainability report outlines our progress in delivering environmental, social and economic value to our stakeholders. Every year, we strive to improve our data quality and present our reporting in the most transparent manner possible to our stakeholders. The disclosures of this report are aligned with the reporting period of our 2021-2022 financial year running from 1 September 2021 to 31 August 2022, and prepared on a consolidated basis across the 93 countries and territories in which we were present during that same period.
Our key performance indicators:
- 100% of our countries have launched learning programmes on our global code of conduct
- 12 countries with ESG ratings or certifications
- 40 hours of training, on average, per employee
- 53% of our global workforce are women
- 43% of our leadership and governance bodies are women
- 3,700+ employees engaged through volunteering and pro bono initiatives across 46 countries
- 31,500+ hours contributed through volunteering and pro bono initiatives
- 3,6 tCO2e employee GHG intensity (market-based)
- Net zero commitment in line with the Science Based Targets initiative
Looking ahead, we will follow closely the new rules of the EU’s CSRD, as we strive to improve further our management and reporting of non-financial information in the upcoming years. We are convinced that this strong legislative framework will represent a major step forward in driving global efforts towards more consistent and comparable disclosures through the standardisation of reporting formats.
Shaping the future: Acting now to prepare for what’s next
At Mazars, we recognise the decisions we make today will determine our success in accelerating the transition to a resilient, green and inclusive future. This is embedded in our values of integrity and responsibility, and it is even more relevant at a time when the number and complexity of the challenges we face are both increasing. As stated by the United Nations, this is the ‘decade of action’. We are committed to delivering our promises and contributing towards the development of a sustainable world for future generations. Véronique Ryckaert Partner Legal