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Sustainability and Society

In a rapidly changing world, SMBs recognise the importance of making sustainability a priority, with many already taking action to reduce their climate impact. These businesses play a pivotal role in their communities and in wider society, and this creates an opportunity to do business differently for positive impact, and to drive performance.

Knocking Down Barriers - Sustainability and Society Report 2022

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.
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Pledge to achieve net zero

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.

Sustainability and society

In today’s world, not everyone is given an equal chance. Discrimination, bias, lack of education, and unequal access to technology have created barriers for many people to succeed. It’s our pledge to knock down these barriers and create equal opportunity.

We’re committed to investing in education, technology and the environment to give individuals, SMEs and our planet the opportunity to thrive – and we will deliver on this through our three pillars of Tech for Good, Fuel for Business, and Protect the Planet.


Sage Foundation

Sage Foundation’s purpose is to knock down barriers in our communities, mobilising our colleagues, partners, and customers through impactful and innovative programmes. Through our strategic partnerships, we are supporting underrepresented groups to grow sustainable businesses, giving young people access to STEM skills and knocking down barriers to entrepreneurship in the developing world.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion

As a global company, we are committed to creating an equitable and inclusive culture, where we intentionally seek the challenges colleagues face and knock down barriers so everyone feels valued and empowered to thrive. We want a workforce that represents the many different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints of our customers, colleagues and communities. For example, as we operate in a diverse array of jurisdictions, engagement with trade unions is devolved at a regional level in a way that meets local needs. Our ambitious diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy aims to drive innovation by ensuring that all colleagues can make the most of their talents to succeed together.

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