Environmental, Social, and Governance
The Nurture Group recognizes that its business does not exist in isolation. Our services and the manner in which we deliver them also has an impact on the environment and the communities in which we work in, and as a company we seek to understand our business’ impact on the wider world and consider how we can use this impact in a positive way by taking a responsible attitude.
In the modern world, to avoid the depletion of natural resources and maintain an ecological balance, we as individuals, and as a business, all have a commitment to help in its preservation to ensure environmental resources will be protected and maintained for our future generations.
We are proud to be carbon neutral in accordance with the global PAS 2060 standard with a vision to be net zero by 2030, and are ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 accredited.
We are platinum members of the Green Organisation and constantly review our operations to ensure clients benefit from environmental initiatives to reduce carbon and improve energy efficiency, working closely with clients and suppliers to identify materials and techniques that minimise environmental impact.
Solar panels have been installed at our head office and sixty percent of our company management cars have been replaced with fully electric / hybrid / or hybrid electric vehicles and electric charging points have been installed at all main offices.
We are replacing existing fossil fuel machinery with new fully electric handheld machinery, such as rechargeable hedge cutters and strimmers, and we plan to increase this each year. This has helped to reduce carbon emissions and the savings generated are ring-fenced each year and reinvested in additional battery powered equipment.
As individuals and as a business we have a commitment to our people, our clients and the communities in which we work.
We are a Real Living Wage employer and recruit and train apprentices, providing an entry into horticulture and real work experience to help progress their careers.
We are passionate about what we do and host community events at client sites to educate, inform and inspire young people.
We have implemented an ESG fund where we contribute to projects within our local communities and work in collaboration with clients and colleagues to improve and .
As a business it is important that we act responsibly and our business practices are robust and our reporting accurate.
We are working towards B-Corp certification and are ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 9001, ISO50001 and RoSPA accredited.
We conduct regular business briefs to ensure employees are kept informed and appropriate training is given to ensure we comply and manage the health and safety of our people, our clients and our stakeholders.