Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) Policy

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Beyond Profit

Our Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) Policy, underpins Goodbody Health’s activities across all our businesses where we operate. It sets out our approach to sustainable purpose and forms the basis of our decisions by focusing on business ethics and compliance, people and culture and community involvement. We deliver products and services to our stakeholders that support , impact and underpin socially responsible themes.

The group ESG Strategy has six priority areas:

Climate action: Making progress towards becoming a net zero business within a low carbon economy.

Diversity and inclusion: Accelerating progress to improve representation and diverse talent pipelines.

Empowering colleagues and our communities: Sustaining a skilled workforce today and for the future, continuing to prioritise colleague health and wellbeing, and taking action to help and collaborate with communities in need.

Supporting and connecting with our clients: Being clear and transparent about how we can help clients to improve their sustainability performance through an ESG-centric approach.

Acting with integrity in everything that we do: Taking ownership and holding ourselves accountable for the way we do business.

Building trust and increasing transparency: Enhancing the credibility of our own ESG disclosure, consistent with our purpose of delivering positive outcomes with our colleagues, clients and communities.

We will use this strategy to ensure that:

  • Sustainability 
    making a positive impact in everything we do
  • Corporate responsibility
    in the DNA of all employees
  • Set standard measure and track impact
    how do we make Head Office Carbon Neutral?
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"I am pleased to announce our group ESG Strategy, through which we have set ambitious targets to drive progress across our business, particularly in relation to our carbon footprint, equality and diversity. The challenges facing the world are substantial, and all businesses have a responsibility to do more to tackle them, by ensuring that we operate responsibly and contribute positively to a sustainable future for generations to come. Doing the right thing defines who we are and integrity is essential to everything we do. Our strategy has the engagement of and accountability from our Group Board and Management Team.”

Company Values

Employee Core Values

We conduct our business with the “Customer Outcomes” at the core of what we do.

We accept responsibility, support one another, share credit and learn from our mistakes.

We take ownership for problems to find solutions.

We maintain high standards of business conduct.

We are passionate and take pride in our work and our Company.

We work hard to exceed the expectations of our Customers and Partners.

We conduct business with unquestioned integrity and trust.

We believe in the development and recognition of our employees.

We treat our Employees, Customers and Partners with mutual respect and sensitivity, recognising the importance of diversity, and value their contributions.

We believe in constant improvement and strive to be the best at what we do, embracing and capitalising on change and innovation.

We are a single team of intelligent, honest, energised self-starters working together to create the best outcome for Goodbody, our Customers and our Stakeholders.

Business Values


We conduct our business with integrity.

Skill, care and diligence

We conduct our business with due skill, care and diligence.

Management and control

We take reasonable care to organise and control our affairs responsibly and effectively, with adequate risk management systems 

Financial prudence

We maintain adequate financial resources.

Market conduct

We observe proper standards of market conduct.

Customers’ interests
We pay due regard to the interests of
its customers and treat them fairly.
Communications with clients

We pay due regard to the information needs of our clients and communicate information to them in a way which is clear, fair and not misleading.

Customers: relationships of trust

We take reasonable care to ensure the suitability of our advice and discretionary decisions for any customer who is entitled to rely upon its judgment.

Relations with regulators

We deal with our regulators in an open and cooperative way and disclose to the appropriate regulator appropriately anything relating to the firm of which that regulator would reasonably expect notice.

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