Corporate Social Responsibility at Efficio

Efficio’s work is to identify, deliver and sustain opportunities in procurement for our clients. We understand that our work in service of our clients will also have an impact on the wider world and we take that responsibility seriously. 

We approach this responsibility by ensuring that what we do is sustainable; across our direct environmental impact, our communities, our clients and our people.  As with any endeavour, we recognise that we are on a journey in this commitment, expanding our awareness and delivering improvements in an iterative way. 

Our commitment is to be a socially responsible company.  We want to make a difference both for clients and our wider communities.  Why do we do this? Because it reflects what the people who work at Efficio are passionate about; ultimately our activities here help to make Efficio somewhere where we are all proud to work. 

We address our corporate social responsibility in four ways:

  1. We look for ways to minimise the impact we have on the environment.
  2. We support the communities where we live and work and contribute to charities that make a difference to people’s lives.
  3. We create and maintain a working environment that celebrates diversity and inclusion so that all of our people can thrive.
  4. And we always make sure that that the way we operate with the highest professional rigour.


 

Our Environment

Building relationships with existing and prospective clients is essential to the way we do business. Efficio strongly believes that working side-by-side with our clients delivers the best results and we encourage our consultants to travel to client site whenever appropriate. We acknowledge that our preferred way of working impacts the environment and we are aware of the steps to be taken to mitigate this impact.

To better understand our impact on the environment, Efficio has implemented the tools to analyse our carbon footprint resulting from flight emissions; we aspire to extend this analysis to also cover the impact of our direct, indirect energy, and other selected indirect emissions. Summary reports on our environmental impact are shared and reviewed at our Culture Club meetings. 

Efficio understands that a principled and responsible approach to business is essential to the continued growth of the company. We are therefore taking practical action to mitigate our impact on the environment by engaging with the market to purchase carbon credits to offset our flight emissions.    We are also continuing to raise awareness internally on the impact of our business by leveraging company-wide communications and hosting external speakers.
 

Our Community

Many members of our global community are committed to charitable activity and we encourage and support this expression of individual contribution to society.  We also harness this spirit of humanitarianism by harnessing the skills and expertise of our consultants in collective endeavours. 

We have: 

  • Established a Charity Committee to create the mechanisms by which Efficio can contribute to charitable causes on a company-wide scale 
  • Supported several fundraising events including participation in the Royal Parks Half Marathon and Macmillan’s world’s biggest coffee morning.
     

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity is both a commercial and a social imperative for Efficio: it is important that our staff reflect our extremely diverse array of clients across the globe; we need to speak our clients’ business languages; and we understand that diverse groups will make better quality decisions and bring a refreshing approach to all our collaborations.

As we grow internationally and continue actively to manage our diversity, we engage with our internal communities to ensure that they feel welcome and expressed. We encourage people to create special interest groups and networks, both virtually on platforms such as Microsoft Teams and through a series of self-managed meetings and events.

And, of course, we have an equal opportunities policy to expressly protect the interests of all of our people.
 

Professional rigour

Efficio are procurement experts, and proud of the impact of our fact based, professional approach in all that we do. We know that delivering long-term, sustainable results requires us to be insightful, fair and innovative in all our programmes. We have demonstrated time and time again the value of a detailed, fact-based approach to suppliers and their supply chain – to reduce waste & costs, while rewarding innovation and identifying the best partners. We align with our client’s strategic objectives and wherever possible, take the most economically advantageous approach, evaluating the total cost of products and services alongside the strategic alignment, capability, sustainability and feasibility of solutions. We ensure this approach is embedded throughout our work through our culture, training, and quality management – and targeted policies in key areas, such as bribery and whistleblowing.