The challenge: Which sustainability issues to focus on?
With the release of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015 and after the fifth anniversary of Cundall’s Sustainability Road Map in 2016, Cundall started to review its long-term sustainability goals.
We were commissioned to lead a materiality assessment of Cundall’s key sustainability issues, involving early engagement and capacity building with its leadership team.
How we helped: a materiality assessment of its sustainability strategy
Our materiality assessment included a review of Cundall’s current sustainability strategy and progress to date, a competitor analysis and client survey. We also reviewed how its current strategy relates to the SDGs.
We presented our analysis at a workshop with managing director Tomas Neeson and other senior partners. We focused on which sustainability issues Cundall is currently addressing and now this compares to its peers, and what its clients expect from the business. We then supported the team to prioritise the most relevant issues to the future of the business.
The impact: senior support for new sustainability goals
Cundall is now focused on the issues that will make the most difference in enabling the company to achieve the SDGs. Its new long-term sustainability goals are fully supported by its senior leadership team and are now presented in its new Sustainability Roadmap.