Our ESG Strategy

Sustainable and responsible governance that demonstrates a real commitment to environmental sustainability and social responsibility.

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Our ESG Strategy

Sustainable and responsible governance that demonstrates a real commitment to environmental sustainability and social responsibility.


At Alan Wood & Partners, we recognise that our success is intertwined with the well-being of our planet, society and economy. That’s why we are committed to integrating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principals into every facet of our operations.

Our ESG strategy serves as a compass, guiding us towards responsible and sustainable practices that create long-term value for our stakeholders while contributing positively to the world around us.

To ensure this, our ESG strategy is integrated into our business and is an active part of our company risk and resilience planning.

We strive to maintain our high standards of company governance and the delivery of social value with our business and through our client projects. 

We are increasingly aware of the role we can play in improving the impact our projects can have on the environment and, more importantly, how we can support clients to contribute to zero carbon and biodiversity net gain targets.

  • Environment To minimise waste or damage to the environment. Find out more
  • Social To give back more than we take and grow our own business and workforce. Find out more
  • Governance To be transparent, responsible and collaborative. Find out more

Our ESG Strategy is founded on over 50 years of true organisational values. As a responsible employer, we believe business has the power to be a force for good in our communities and a huge driver of change, making ESG critical for our future success.



At Alan Wood & Partners, we seek to protect the environment whilst carrying out our business activities and supporting clients to fulfil their project aspirations.

The strategy identifies viable and sustainable actions we can take within our day-to-day operations to help combat climate change and its negative impacts on the environment now.

To uphold our environmental commitments we seek to:

  • reduce carbon emissions in each of the 3 scopes of the Green House Gas Protocols 2001
  • save energy
  • source food responsibly
  • reduce water consumption
  • increase biodiversity


People and places play a large part in how we manage relationships with our employees, clients and suppliers. They are the beating hearts of our communities and by striving to be a good neighbour we aim to leave a lasting, positive legacy for all the communities we serve.

Our social core element Includes processes and policies regarding:

  • Health & Safety
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Pay, working conditions and benefits
  • Timely payment of suppliers
  • Well-being and employee development
  • Modern Slavery and Human Rights
  • Social Value and community impact


Corporate Governance refers to the way in which companies are governed and to what purpose. It identifies who has power and accountability, and who makes decisions. It is, in essence, a toolkit that enables senior management to deal more effectively with the challenges of running a company.

Corporate governance ensures that businesses have appropriate decision-making processes and controls in place so that the interests of all stakeholders (shareholders, employees, suppliers, customers and the community) are balanced.

At Alan Wood & Partners, we work together to deliver responsible business decisions, procedures and projects. Our governance strategy includes the organisation’s processes and policies regarding:

  • Board control, diversity and structure
  • Board and directors’ appraisals
  • Audit - external
  • Audit - internal
  • Risk management
  • Executive pay
  • Bribery, corruption and anti-money laundering

"At Alan Wood & Partners, we believe we can maintain a sustainable business and promote sustainable client and community growth by balancing financial returns with responsible and ethical practices through effective use of our ESG Strategy."

Mark Coates, Managing Director