Soho House publishes Impact Report, Mike’s charity cycle and LEGO ties employee bonuses to emissions reduction goals

Posted on May 17th 2024
Climate Environment Diversity & Inclusion Social Economic

Soho House publish ESG Report

It’s been fantastic to see FuturePlus member, Soho House & Co publish its 2023 Impact Report this week.

Soho House uses the FuturePlus platform to manage, report and improve its sustainability and to track its progress in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

📈 Soho House has continued to make progress on its social impact, with now more than 2,000 young people supported into the creative industries through the Soho Futures programmes, Soho Mentorship and Soho Fellowship.

♻ New sustainability measures which have been introduced at Houses, include towel reuse in bedrooms, recycled out-of-use bed linens into postcards for members with Paper Foundation, and tracking the work the operations teams are doing to improve energy efficiency, waste and water use in Soho House sites.

Congratulations to Min Shrimpton and the Soho House team. You can read the full report here.

Our strategic partnership with Sustainable Ventures

We recently announced our new strategic partnership with Sustainable Ventures, which will give Sustainable Ventures and its portfolio companies access to the FuturePlus platform to enhance their sustainability performance tracking, measurement, and management.

We will also offer tailored consultation to the Sustainable Ventures ecosystem through ESG support webinars, lunch-and-learn sessions, and sustainability clinics.

🗣️ “We’ve been extremely impressed by Sustainable Ventures’ deep commitment to the improvement of its own sustainability and that of its ecosystem, and it's a real honour to have been selected to support them in this mission. Through this partnership, our aim is to empower businesses within the Sustainable Ventures ecosystem to navigate their sustainability journey with purpose and clarity, emphasising not just current performance but a steadfast commitment to their ambition and the future of their operations.” - Mike Penrose, Co-Founder and Partner, FuturePlus

🗣️ ”For over a decade we’ve supported hundreds of innovators to go further and faster on their mission to overcome climate change. This partnership with FuturePlus is incredibly important for Sustainable Ventures and the companies in our ecosystem to achieve our mission. By being able to track and understand our sustainability performance and growth, we can further accelerate the transition to a net zero economy.” - Andrew Wordsworth, co-founder and Managing Partner, Sustainable Ventures

The news has been covered in publications such as:

London Daily.

Startups Magazine.

Inside Sustainability.

LEGO ties employee bonuses to emissions reduction goals

The LEGO Group this week announced it will be linking a portion of bonuses for all salaried employees to emissions reduction goals as part of the company’s strategy to meet its climate targets.

The announcement continues Lego’s climate and sustainability related commitments after they announced last year to invest over $1.4 billion in environmental sustainability initiatives over the next three years.

Mike’s charity 175-mile cycle

Next month our Co-Founder Mike Penrose is taking part in the Heavy Metal Truants charity 175-mile cycle from London to Castle Donington, venue of Download festival.

The ride is raising money for Childline, Save the Children, Nordorff Robbins and the Teenage Cancer Trust.

You can sponsor Mike here.

One Hundred Shoreditch team aid in makeover of community centre

Last weekend, FuturePlus member, One Hundred Shoreditch partnered with EARNT on a project to makeover the Samuda Community Centre, Club 55, in East London.

The team at One Hundred Shoreditch engaged volunteers to join the project to make repairs, clean and decorate the community centre.

The centre is at the heart of the local community, an anchor for the hundreds of locals who utilise it weekly. Due to restricted budgets, the centre has fallen into a state of disrepair.

Congratulations to the whole team!

RH Amar publish second Impact Report

A huge congratulations to the team at RH Amar for the publication of the business' second Impact Report.

The report includes the team reaching the £2m mark in charitable giving, exceeding waste reduction targets and increasing the number of Mental Health First Aiders in the business by more than double.

The report is a great showcase of the organisation’s achievements and progress. We are absolutely delighted to continue supporting RH Amar’s sustainability ambitions.

You can read the full repot here.

FuturePlus’ integrated reporting functionality allows for real-time sustainability reporting at the click of a button, but did you know that our consulting and design teams are also on hand to create beautiful and bespoke Impact Reports for your business?

To find out more about our bespoke Impact Reporting services, contact: [email protected]

Mars announces initiative to tackle dairy supply chain’s carbon footprint

This week, Mars announced the launch of its ‘Moo’ving Dairy Forward’ initiative, which is aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of its dairy sourcing.

The initiative will be backed by $47 million of investment over three years.

Raw ingredients make up over 70% of the company’s overall GHG emissions, with dairy being the second largest contributor. Mars’ products require the dairy from more than 200,000 cows and 1,000 farms.

“Doing our part to keep our planet healthy is an absolute non-negotiable for us at Mars. But our vision for more sustainable dairy will only become a reality with the support and actions of farmers and our suppliers. Which is why, as part of our Moo’ving Dairy Forward Sustainable Dairy Plan, we’re putting millions of dollars directly back into the pockets of farmers through our contracts to help them make climate smart changes to the way they farm. Together, I know that we can forge a path that helps address climate change head on and contributes to reshaping our wider industry for a more sustainable future.” - Amanda Davies, Chief R&D, Procurement and Sustainability Officer, Mars Snacking

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