Our sustainable approach
Learn what sustainability means to us, what we do, intend to do and why we do it.
Mannaz strives for a more sustainable world
What does sustainability mean to us?
Sustainability is a complex concept that has many elements to consider. Though probably associated with the environmental aspect in most people’s minds, sustainability also includes social and financial aspects.
Social sustainability is about the human factors and includes human life, behaviour and well-being as being crucial to creating a sustainable society. Our focus is on inclusion, diversity and psychological safety.
Financial sustainability is about creating long-term results and ensuring a financially sound business.
We strive to develop Mannaz in all of these areas, to make sure that we become a fully sustainable company that contributes to a better world.
Why do we work with sustainability?
Being a sustainable business is very important to Mannaz. We are committed to sustainable principles because they are in line with the core values of our business and our view of life as individuals.
As for many other companies, the transformation towards greater sustainability at Mannaz is a lengthy process. We are not there yet, but we are on a journey to sustainability.
How are we sustainable?
Our goal is to help build a better and more sustainable future for all. For Mannaz, being sustainable means ensuring that we limit our carbon footprint, limit our use of materials, promote diversity and foster inclusion, while ensuring a financially sound business.
We are committed to promoting equality in the world, internally, through our courses and development programmes, and externally together with our customers.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals
Mannaz has chosen to focus on the 5 Sustainable Development Goals below as part of our strategic priorities. They are closely linked to our business and customer partnerships. We are dedicated to meeting these Sustainable Development Goals and strive to improve and measure our performance against them.
We also deliver on other Sustainable Development Goals, such as number 3 (Good Health and Well-being), number 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth) and number 17 (Partnerships for the Goals).
Examples of our initiatives across the 5 selected Sustainable Development Goals:
- We develop and test behavioural designs to make it clearer, easier and more attractive to act sustainably.
- We develop and test learning designs to more quickly engage and provide managers and employees with updated mindsets and competencies in acting sustainably.
How far have we come?
In 2020, we developed a reporting method to allow us to measure our sustainability progress, which we take stock of annually.
Our sustainability measurement in 2020 showed that:
- We have equal representation of men and women on our board, in management and in our workforce.
- However, our representation of nationalities is lacking in diversity and is dominated by the nationalities of our physical locations.
- Our largest carbon footprint comes from travel. This has been reduced to a quarter of previous levels, a reduction we expect to maintain through the conscious development of hybrid solutions, including virtual, digital and physical delivery.
Partnerships – joint efforts for a sustainable future
UN Global Compact Network Denmark
Mannaz has a strategic partnership with UN Global Compact Network Denmark and participate in its Target Gender Equality accelerator programme.
We are part of the UN Global Compact at Participant level and support its 10 universal principles within human rights, labour, environment, anti-corruption, along with the Sustainable Development Goals.
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