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Sustainability and society

We believe everyone should have the opportunity to thrive. But in today’s world, not everyone is given an equal chance. Barriers including discrimination, poverty and unequal access to education, technology and data, stack the odds against marginalised communities and under-represented groups. 

We know that in many of these areas, Sage can make a real difference. Our Sustainability and Society strategy is built on three key pillars underpinned by strong ESG fundamentals: Protect the Planet, Tech for Good and Fuel for Business.

Find out more about our strategic direction, performance and ambitions in our FY22 Sustainability and Society Report.

Strategy and performance: our leaders in the spotlight

Browse videos from our Sage leaders on our Sustainability and Society strategy and achievements so far.

Helping SMBs on their journey to net zero

Sage CEO Steve Hare discusses how Sage is helping small and medium sized businesses on their journey to net zero, as part of Sage's overall Sustainability and Society strategy.

Using technology to Knock Down Barriers

Sage Chief People Officer Amanda Cusdin discusses how the Sustainability and Society strategy commits to using technology to help Knock Down Barriers, and gives details of the significant progress achieved in 2022.

Doing the right thing is at the heart of our values

Elisa Moscolin, EVP Sage Foundation and Sustainability, describes how doing the right thing is at the heart of Sage's values, and how the Sustainability and Society strategy will deliver for its stakeholders.

Our performance

Our FY22 Sustainability and Society report provides our stakeholders with a transparent account of how we approach the most material sustainability issues faced by Sage. The report has been prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) 2016 Standards: Core option, as well as the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Sustainability Accounting Standard for the Software and IT Services Industry.

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ARA report 2022

TCFD - within the ARA report 2022

Gender Pay Gap report

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Modern Slavery Statement

DEI Impact report

SMEs' climate impact report 2022

Knocking Down Barriers: international SME perspectives report

Sustainability and Society report 2021

Our three pillars

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Protect the Planet

Our Protect the Planet pillar is our commitment to fight climate change. We are delivering on it by halving our own emissions by 2030 and becoming net zero by 2040, supporting SMBs to get to net zero and by advocating for regulatory frameworks to support the transition to a low carbon economy.

Tech for Good

We are committed to building a trusted and inclusive digital network. Through our Tech for Good pillar we want to ensure everyone has equal opportunities to access life-changing data and technology, while championing data protection, security, and the ethical use of customer data.

Fuel for Business

Our Fuel for Business pillar is our approach to tackling economic inequality by supporting underrepresented groups. It supports programmes that inspire and empower a generation of entrepreneurs, providing access and inclusion to entrepreneurship and encouraging successful businesses across our communities.

Sustainability advice for small businesses

Insights and tips on all things sustainability from experts and small business owners

What role should HR play in sustainability? 4 top tips for the future

What role should HR play in sustainability? 4 top tips for the future

Should HR lead on sustainability? We look at what the data tells us, and everything HR leaders need to know.

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How accountants can tackle the climate crisis

How accountants can tackle the climate crisis

Discover how accountancy practices can join the effort to tackle the climate crisis and achieve net zero targets.

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What it really takes to build a tech company

What it really takes to build a tech company

Songkick and Supercritical co-founder Michelle You shares tips on starting and growing businesses, and maintaining a work-life balance.

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Follow and learn from 10 top sustainable business owners

Follow and learn from 10 top sustainable business owners

Looking to build a sustainable business from scratch or apply sustainable principles to your existing one? Here's some tips to help you.

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How it started: I wanted to help the planet. How it’s going: I started a business so everyone could do that

How it started: I wanted to help the planet. How it’s going: I started a business so everyone could do that

Sasstainable founder Steph Elswood reveals why she started her ethical e-commerce business and share tips to help you go green.

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Sustainable small businesses: How to put purpose, profit and positive change into motion

Sustainable small businesses: How to put purpose, profit and positive change into motion

Find out how to make your small business sustainable and successful, with people, planet, profit and purpose at its core.

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5 ways to be a more sustainable business

5 ways to be a more sustainable business

Ensuring you're running a sustainable business has its benefits, both for the planet and your customers. Here's how you can make that happen.

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Going green: What it means and how small businesses benefit

Going green: What it means and how small businesses benefit

Discover what going green means for your business, including how to do it and how it can help your bottom line (as well as the planet).

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