PA Consulting Group is committed to operating in an ethical way throughout the world and we are particularly aware of the danger of bribery. Our Code of Conduct, which we review regularly, is our key defence against bribery of, or by, our people and describes our procedure on how to report suspicious practices, either openly or in confidence.
Our Code of Conduct demonstrates that PA always strives to do the "right thing" rather than the "easy thing" and that we understand the consequences of poor behaviour. We encourage our employees to review these policies regularly and provide a variety of training to our employees to ensure compliance.
We take action to ensure that those in our supply chain also have appropriate procedures in place. We will take relevant action against those who fail to meet our standards.
Chief Executive Officer
PA Consulting Group
If you would like to see our code of conduct, please contact us.
Within PA, we continue to improve our green credentials and work to reduce our impact to the environment. In 2013 we were awarded the Carbon Trust Standard in the UK after making a considerable reduction in our Carbon Footprint. Following the first re-certification period with the Carbon Trust in 2015 and as part of our on-going achievements in reducing our carbon footprint further, we successfully maintained our accreditation having displayed a 9.1% absolute reduction in our carbon footprint in the UK.
We continue with our commitment to reduce our impact on the environment by operating an Environmental Management System in compliance with ISO14001 in all PA owned offices and have successfully maintained this accreditation since awarded in 2013. In line with the accreditation and our environmental policy statement, we have achieved various objectives and goals. These include developing an ecology based strategy for land associated with PA owned property to reduce invasive species and to protect natural habitat to encourage flora and fauna to thrive. We have developed a program to introduce new eco hand driers in place of hand towels in all PA owned offices in an effort to reduce waste. We are also investigating ways to reduce the waste sent to landfill from PA owned offices to 0%. We continue to explore and implement new and innovative energy saving initiatives in line with our Carbon Trust approved strategy and are fully compliant with the new Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS.) regulations. We are working closely with a national energy optimization scheme and are expecting to expand this provision. Over the next 12 months, we expect to extend the scope of our Environmental Management System. Our most recent Global Carbon Footprint Report shows a marked decrease in the Group’s carbon footprint as compared with the previous year which equates to an overall carbon emissions reduction of 15% globally.
As part of our benefits package for our people, we offer a plan that promotes greener transport by giving our UK people a tax-saving incentive to buy a new bicycle. Furthermore, our car plan scheme continues to encourage our people to choose new low emission cars. We have recently reduced the emissions specification cap from 160g/km to 130g/km to encourage purchase of better performing cars from an environmental perspective.
PA continue to look for new and innovative ways to reduce our impact on the environment. Where possible, we will adopt new technologies and develop new approaches to achieve our objectives year-on-year.