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Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance

At My Pension Expert, we incorporate Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) in all aspects of our business, and constantly seek to improve this.

Environmental

Carbon footprint

My Pension Expert’s total carbon footprint is 168.3 tonnes CO e / Carbon intensity (tonnes CO/employees) = 2.6.

Carbon offset

At My Pension Expert, we have implemented a carbon-neutral policy. We are offsetting our carbon footprint through monthly contributions to a tree-planting programme, OblongTrees, which operates both in the UK and worldwide. Monthly contributions are made on behalf of all employees, and we also make a one-off donation on behalf of each client that invests in a sustainable portfolio, which pays for 20 trees to be planted.

Travel

At My Pension Expert, we have put a range of resources in place to help our employees minimise their travel requirements.

  • Our employees do not travel to meet with clients.
  • We support remote working.
  • Where possible, the staff at My Pension Expert are encouraged to use public transport to travel to and from work, with an interest-free season ticket loan available to all of our employees.
  • For our employees who do travel to and from the office by car, we offer a discounted car-parking permit for those who choose to car share.
  • My Pension Expert supports the Cycle to Work scheme.

Office space

My Pension Expert occupies a single floor office space based in central Doncaster; therefore, our employees are not required to travel between offices and have easy access to public transport.

All energy supplied to the building is 100% renewable, and within our office space, the heating and AC system are maintained to work efficiently and at an optimum temperature to limit energy wastage.

Printing

At My Pension Expert, we are working hard to limit our paper usage. Where possible, we communicate with our clients and suppliers electronically.

All office paper has the Forest Stewardship Council (FSG) accreditation, meaning the paper has been sourced from sustainable forests.

All products ordered from our outsourced printers, InstantPrint, are fully recyclable and have FSG accreditation.

Courier service

For sending and receiving client documents that cannot be completed electronically, we use a secure courier service provided by DPD, who are also committed to providing a carbon-neutral service. DPD’s carbon-neutral commitment is outlined within their environmental policy.

Recycling

My Pension Expert operates a complete recycling scheme that ensures all waste is limited.

Third-party providers

As part of My Pension Expert’s procurement process, we assess all our third-party provider’s ESG policies and, where possible, we utilise online communication and e-signatures.

Social

Staff Wellbeing & Development

As a part of an initiative to encourage staff to make healthier food choices, My Pension Expert has arranged for fresh fruit to be delivered to the office weekly by EatFruit. EatFruit operates eco-delivery, using carbon-neutral routes. They reuse their fruit delivery crates (or send fully recyclable ones that feature eco-friendly ink) and source as much fruit from the UK or Western Europe as possible to minimise their carbon footprint. EatFruit also donates any waste or excess fruit to a network of local food banks.

One of the crucial parts of our business that helps drive us forward is our employees, and we are constantly working to help them develop their roles within the business. We offer our employees training and sponsorship to help them develop their skills further.

Health & Safety

When our employees join My Pension Expert, they undergo a health and safety assessment.

Our health and safety policy is reviewed annually and readily available to employees

Diversity & Inclusion

At My Pension Expert, we promote diversity and inclusion and avoid discrimination within the workplace. With a 55% to 45% male to female cohort and a 50/50 ratio within our management team, we aim to increase diversity and equality.

Community Relationships

Since 2019, St John’s Hospice Doncaster has been the official charity of My Pension Expert. Staff raise funds throughout the year with regular charity events.

My Pension Expert also connects with our local community through a technology scheme. As we start to replace our IT hardware that is no longer fit for business purposes, we donate them to a local charity, Laptop for Kids Doncaster.

My Pension Expert also works to sponsor a range of events and personalities, helping us connect with and support communities across the UK.

Governance

Governance & Leadership

My Pension Expert appoints boards with a diverse mix of gender, skills, experience, and competency.

Remuneration structures are aligned to the delivery of company strategy and long-term performance.

Here at My Pension Expert, we recognise that attracting, developing, and retaining talent contributes to the business’s success and, where possible, will always seek to promote colleagues internally.

ESG Monitoring

At My Pension Expert, our employees understand the importance of ESG and receive advice and guidance to help them incorporate it into their roles and across the business.

My Pension Expert is constantly seeking to improve ESG. As such, it is closely monitored and discussed at each quarterly Executive Board.