EY EMEIA Financial Services Sustainability Report 2013

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EY’s commitment to sustainable growth is stronger than ever. We believe everything we do – every service we provide, every interaction with a client or colleague – should make the working world better than it was before.

As competition for new revenues, new markets and new services continues to intensify, we know sustainability is fundamental to fulfilling our potential and improving business performance. We strive to advise our clients on how to meet current needs without compromising future generations’ ability to meet theirs.

This report is an overview of the progress EY EMEIA Financial Services has made in the last year, and our commitments for the future.


:: Our clients

We advise our clients on how to meet current needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs.

Collaborating with our clients, we are committed to creating a better working financial services industry. We are investing in:


:: Our people

Whenever people join us – and however they progress their career with us – we want their EY experience to last a lifetime.

Within EY, our EMEIA Financial Services’ People strategy is “best in class”. It focuses on:


:: Our communities

We are committed to fostering sustainable growth in areas where we can have the greatest impact.

Beyond our client services, we support entrepreneurship, empower women economically, and develop the future workforce. Our EMEIA Financial Services targets include:


*Detailed information on the scope of this report can be found on pages 46-49 of the pdf.

Performance snapshot

  • EY was named as the leading global brand for sustainability services by analyst firm Verdantix.
  • 100% of our people have undertaken ethics and compliance training, compared to 97% in 2012.
  • 83% of procurement-issued contracts included our supplier code of conduct, compared to 80% in 2012.
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Performance snapshot

  • 41% of graduate hires and 37% of experienced hires were female.
  • 78% of our people agree that the range of experiences EY offer supports their development.
  • 12% of our people participated in international work placements.
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Performance highlights

  • 13% of our people volunteered, and 10% of our partners serve as a director, officer or trustee of a not-for-profit organization.
  • US$5.5m in charitable contributions were donated across the 12 markets in which EMEIA Financial Services operates.
  • Carbon emissions related to air travel fell 1% per full-time-equivalent employee from our 2010 baseline; and, thanks to a continued effort, we have seen a 16% reduction compared with last year.
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Engaging with stakeholders

Our approach to the 2013 sustainability report reflects EY’s strategic ambition to strengthen globally but empower locally, to embolden our stakeholder relationships everywhere and to become the most favored employer in our industry. To achieve these ambitious goals, it is absolutely vital that we listen to our stakeholders — our clients, our people and our communities. We learn what is important to them, how they view us today and the path they expect us to follow. These insights have a direct impact on our success.

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Global Reporting Initiative certificate

EY EMEIA Financial Services Sustainability Report 2013, Global Reporting Initiative certificate

This report has been certified as level B by the Global Reporting Initiative

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