Our impact on the world
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 global goals established by the United Nations in 2015 with the aim of creating a better and more sustainable future for all. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests. At Allurity, we believe that operating sustainably is not only the right thing to do, but it also makes good business sense. By aligning our business strategies with the SDGs, we can create value for our stakeholders while contributing to a safer and more sustainable world.
By integrating these SDGs into our business operations, we are not only making a positive impact on society and the environment but also creating long-term value for our stakeholders. We believe that operating sustainably is a key differentiator in today’s business landscape and essential for the success of any organization. We are committed to working towards a sustainable future by aligning our business strategies with the SDGs and taking responsibility for our impact on the world. We leverage the sustainability perspectives of environment, social responsibility, and corporate governance. (Often referred to as ESG).
Our company has chosen to focus on the following SDGs:
Cybersecurity solutions and related skills development is linked to SDG goals
Develop quality, reliable, sustainable, and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all.01
By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship.02
By 2030, significantly reduce illicit financial and arms flows, strengthen the recovery and return of stolen assets and combat all forms of organized crime.03
Our ESG initiatives support the following SDGs
Target 13 Climate action
Allurity, as a company is committed to reducing its impact on the environment to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change. Our goal is to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in line with the objectives of the Paris Agreement. To achieve this, Allurity plans to have its C0 baseline assessed and verified by an independent provider (FY 21: 3.2 tonnes CO2e). We are also committed to reducing scope 1 and scope 2 of CO2 emissions by 21% from 2021 until the end of 2026. In addition, we will measure scope 3 emissions and define actions to be taken to reduce them.01
Target 5 Gender Equality
We recognize the importance of ending all forms of discrimination against women and girls and ensuring their full and effective participation, as well as equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic, and public life. As a company, we will work towards creating an inclusive workplace that fosters diversity, equity, and inclusivity. We are dedicated to providing equal opportunities for career development and advancement for all of our employees, regardless of gender, and we will strive to eliminate any gender-based pay gaps. We will also seek to collaborate with organizations that share our commitment to advancing gender equality and promoting women’s empowerment.02
Target 16 Peace, justice and strong institution
We recognize that conflict, insecurity, weak institutions, and limited access to justice are significant threats to sustainable development. To address these challenges, we are committed to substantially reducing corruption and bribery in all their forms and developing effective, accountable, and transparent institutions at all levels. We have implemented robust internal policies and procedures to ensure compliance with all relevant laws and regulations. We believe that transparency and accountability are critical to building trust with our stakeholders, and we are committed to regularly monitoring and reporting on our progress towards reducing corruption and bribery.03
Code of Conduct
We have a Code of Conduct that applies to all Allurity employees. It provides a platform on which all policies and rules are based. The purpose of the Code of Conduct is to provide clear guidelines that we can follow so that the company can be run in a way that we can stand by. In other words, in an ethical way.
The Code of Conduct is based on internationally agreed rules, namely the ten principles of the UN Global Compact. These state that all companies must maintain a set of basic guidelines on human rights, working conditions, the external environment and corruption – within the framework they can influence.
Allurity has zero tolerance to bribery and corruption, and we uphold all laws relevant to countering bribery and corruption in all the jurisdictions in which we operate. We are always aware of the risk of bribery and corruption when we engage with other parties and when we sell and market our products. We remain bound by local and national laws.
It is important to us at Allurity that we can ensure that our employees work in a safe, fair and transparent environment. We encourage anyone (employees, customers, suppliers or other stakeholders) to report if they suspect improper activities or misconduct at any of the companies within Allurity. We also want you to feel comfortable making a report and know that it will be taken seriously. All reports are treated confidentially and the whistleblower is completely anonymous throughout the process.
Social sustainability and diversity is critical to the future success of our business, and it’s a key component for innovation. The most diverse companies are also the most innovative. That’s why we track the SHE Index. The SHE Index is based on a survey submitted by the participating companies focusing on important aspects of gender equality. We are proud to score 84 (2023) in the SHE Index (Allurity Bidco).