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Sustainability

We have a responsibility to our customers and the communities we live and operate in that goes beyond our technology. Our approach to sustainability, society and good governance ensures it’s not just our customers’ businesses that thrive, but people and communities too. 

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Pledge to achieve Net Zero

To tackle the climate crisis and protect the planet we're taking action to reduce our environmental impact.

Having assessed our Scope 1, 2 & 3 carbon emissions, we have pledged to achieve net zero by 2040 and, as an interim step, to halve our emissions by 2030.  We’ve also submitted our commitment letter to the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi), and signed up to the UN Global Compact ‘Business Ambition for 1.5°C’ and the UN Climate Change ‘Race to Zero’.

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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

2020 marked the fifth year of doing good through Sage Foundation. We champion ‘action philanthropy’ and we empower every one of our 12,000 people to support our local communities.

Each of our colleagues gets five paid volunteer days every year to help make a difference. Together we are not just helping our customers, but amplifying the positive impact we have in the places we live and work.

Emissions reporting

Sage currently reports on all material emission sources within our operational control. Our Greenhouse Gas Emissions report outlines the rationale behind the methodologies and assumptions used in our 2019/20 Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) disclosures. Our calculations are based upon our reporting year of 1 October 2019 to 30 September 2020.

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