As a leading provider of corporate governance and responsible investment solutions, Corporate Responsibility is CORE to ISS’ values.
With a day-to-day focus on long-term capital stewardship, our people are equally passionate about positively impacting the communities where we live and work. This is also reflected in our work for clients as a rapidly growing number of institutions and corporations across the globe increase their focus on Corporate Responsibility. Know more about our Corporate Responsibility programs as we continue to drive forward our role as a good global corporate citizen.
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CORE (CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY)
As a leading provider of Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment solutions, we have been helping institutional investors and corporations to build sustainable financial and social value.
ISS advances Corporate Responsibility not just with our products and services, but with our organizational programs and policies. We are committed to positively impacting environment and society through our market-leading solutions, and leading by example.
Head of ISS Corporate Solutions
Head of Corporate Responsibility
Global Head of Communications
Head of Global Human Resources
Chief Financial Officer
Our Corporate Responsibility strategy is supported and developed by our CORE Council, consisting of members from the ISS Leadership team and the Global CORE Manager. Our Global CORE Team includes regional leads, and collaborates with colleagues from HR and Corporate Services – all of whom are committed to represent and fulfill ISS’ CORE mission.
AT THE CORE OF ISS
Our responsibility to our people, our communities and society.
Our commitment to create a sustainable future for everyone.
Our mission to empower investors & companies for long-term growth.
Actioning our Values through the UN Global Compact.
The UN Global Compact is the world´s largest corporate sustainability initiative with the goal of mobilizing companies around the globe to align with principles that uphold human rights, labor rights, environmental protection and anti-corruption.
As a signatory, ISS committed to these principles as part of our strategy, our vision, culture and our day-to-day operations, and reporting our progress to such ends. This is an important act that reinforces our core values.
Providing our people with the means and opportunity to create value for our business, our communities, and society is CORE to ISS’ culture.
We respect diversity and encourage a culture of equal opportunities and inclusion that values collaboration, integrity and flexibility. We promote a workplace that is safe, healthy, respectful and non-discriminatory.
WOMEN IN MANAGEMENT POSITIONS
DIVERSITY & EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
We lead by example. We see our differences as an opportunity to create a positive work environment. The mission of our regional Diversity Groups is to develop recommendations to promote an inclusive diversity culture at ISS. The teams are composed of +40 employees, representing multiple offices across 15 countries.
CARING FOR OUR PEOPLE
We are committed to conducting our business in compliance with all applicable workplace health and safety laws and regulations as well as providing opportunities to our employees to improve their work-life balance.
ISS aims to be an ideal corporate citizen and encourages its employees to be active in their communities through meaningful social and environmental engagement.
TRAINING & EDUCATION
ISS is committed to making learning an everyday experience with a large focus on training and development of its employees. We offer multiple learning channels in which employees can engage on a regular basis. This approach allows employees continuous enrichment of their skills and knowledge, thereby increasing the overall talents of ISS employees.
Recognizing a shared responsibility to improve sustainability beyond our products and services is CORE to ISS’ principles, as we aim to minimize our environmental footprint throughout our operations.
We are committed to conducting our business in compliance with all applicable environmental laws and regulations.
Since 2021 ISS has 100% green electricity in all offices. ISS is committed to the Science Based Target Initiative and has issued a TCFD report in July 2022.
Reduction of Scope 1&2 emissions by 50% and Scope 3 business travel emissions by 20% until 2030
Systematically include sustainability criteria in procurement guidelines
The CORE of our ESG business is to support our clients to systematically integrate ESG and Corporate Responsibility in their decision making, and contribute positively to the achievement of global sustainability goals.
Our business practices are guided by our General Code of Conduct and Corporate Responsibility Policy to ensure that we comply with the highest standards of integrity.
ISS ESG’s Screening & Controversies solutions identify corporate involvement in a range of controversial products, business practices and high-risk sectors, allowing clients to screen, monitor and analyze responsible investment performance.
ISS ESG’s Ratings & Rankings solutions provides comparable analyses on companies, countries and green bonds, providing investors with the in-depth insight to effectively incorporate sustainability in their investment decision. ISS ESG’s scientifically based rating concept places a clear, sector-specific focus on the materiality of non-financial information.
Through its dedicated team of climate experts, ISS ESG offers a range of data, analytics and advisory services for measuring climate risk across all asset classes. In addition to carbon footprint data, we provide expertise on climate scenario analysis, transitional and physical risk, potential avoided emissions, and conduct forward-looking climate risk assessments based on nearly 100 sector-specific indicators.
ISS ESG’s index solutions allow investors to identify, benchmark, and track portfolio companies with superior environmental, social, and governance performance and to successfully realize their own indexing strategies.
ISS is the only ESG data provider in the market that offers investors the ability to seamlessly integrate their responsible investing philosophy into their proxy voting activities. Through our industry-leading governance research and voting business, we provide a range of solutions that cater to the needs of socially-responsible investors, PRI-aligned investors, public funds, labor unions, mission and faith-based investors.
SUPPORTING YOUR STEWARDSHIP & RESPONSIBLE INVESTING STRATEGY
For more than 25 years, ISS ESG has enabled investors to apply responsible investment strategies throughout the investment cycle by providing high-quality and actionable environmental, social and governance solutions.
DEEP KNOWLEDGE OF THE ISSUES THAT MATTER
ISS ESG provides globally recognized expertise across a range of sustainability issues, including climate change, sustainable impact, human rights, labor standards, corruption, controversial weapons, and many more.
RESPONDING TO A CHANGING WORLD
We are continuously developing new product innovations that address many of the long-term trends our societies are faced with, such as changing demographics, climate change, resource scarcity, and social equity.
In order to prepare for unfortunate circumstances, external or internal, ISS engages in global workforce planning as a high priority. Through its Business Continuity Planning, ISS strives for the seamless continuation of business processes, therefore securing the future of ISS and its employees as well as the ability to serve our clients.
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