Sustainability Policy

At Browning Environmental Communications we are committed to conducting our business in a responsible, sustainable way and to encourage, wherever practical, our suppliers and clients to do the same.

This means we are monitoring and aiming to continually increase the positive impacts, and reducing the negative impacts, that our activities have both on society and the environment.

Browning Environmental Communications supports the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption and is committed to implementing those principles. We do this across five key areas:

  1. Human Rights

Browning Environmental Communications strives to be an equal opportunities employer and to create a safe, fair and progressive culture that also reflects on the organizations it works with. We have zero tolerance for discrimination in any form.

We are committed to the right of all people to enjoy a physically and psychologically safe work environment and to the right to be respected and valued for their differences, with equitable opportunities, in an inclusive environment.

The company upholds the principles contained in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Among other commitments, this means that Browning Environmental Communications will:

  • Select and promote its people on the basis of qualifications and merit, without discrimination or concern for race, religion, national origin, color, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability
  • Support training and career development
  • Provide a safe and civilized workplace free from sexual harassment or offensive behaviour
  • Ensure we are not complicit in any form of human rights abuses.
  1. Labour

Browning Environmental Communications is committed to the right of all people to just and favorable terms of employment and supports the International Labour Organisation’s fundamental conventions on core labour standards. This also means that if we come into contact with forced, compulsory and child labor, we will act against it.

  1. Marketing Ethics Policy

As a communications consultancy, Browning Environmental Communications can influence the behavior of individuals for or against the benefit of the environment or the wider interests of society on behalf of its clients.

Browning Environmental is fundamentally committed to communication used to drive positive change. To prevent miscommunication of information, Browning Environmental Communications endeavors to:

  • Comply with applicable regulations and self-regulatory codes of practice in the countries in which it operates
  • Not undertake work designed to mislead in any respect, including on social, environmental and human rights issues
  • Not undertake work which contains statements, suggestions or images offensive to general public decency or on minority segments of the population, whether that minority be by race, religion, national origin, color, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.
  • Never use specific data points that are not representative of a clients’ impact
  • Only use words that are realistic descriptors
  • Rejecting “greenwashing” and being fully honest and transparent about our clients’ social and environmental impact
  • Never use dishonest tactics for our own or clients’ campaigns, e.g., false or exaggerating messages, fakes testimonials, inflated analytics or results.
  1. Environmental Policy

Browning Environmental Communications has world-leading knowledge on many aspects of effective environmental management and is committed to delivering improved environmental impact across the world through its communications activities in support of our clients’ environmental technologies, services and initiatives.

We fulfill all compliance obligations including law, regulations and other requirements relating to its environmental aspects. In addition, we aim to continuously improve our environmental performance and incorporate environmental considerations in all our key business decisions.

We aim to reduce the direct impact, and indirect impacts, of our operations on the environment, through three principle means:

  • Energy use – We incorporate energy and water efficiency into our operations. Therefore, we endeavor to minimize energy consumption through a number of strategies including a strict ‘switch-off’ policy for all electrical equipment, and the use of energy efficient light fittings and appliances where available. We consider energy efficiency as a key factor when purchasing electrical equipment.
  • Procurement – We ensure to purchase environmental sustainable products and services as well as consider service partners’ environmental credentials We use fairly-traded and environmentally-friendly products as a first preference, and paper that is either recycled or FSC-certified. We aim to reduce office waste to the maximum. We recycle waste material where feasible. We encourage the use of refillable bottles and the use of tap water.
  • Transport – We are constantly aiming to reduce our business travel GHG emissions and encourage employees, associates and stakeholders to commute via public transport or by bike where feasible. We keep business travel to a minimum and use public transport where possible. We fly only for essential trips.
  1. Anti-Corruption Policy

Browning Environmental Communications has a zero tolerance policy towards corruption and is strictly committed to acting against any form of corruption, including extortion and bribery, whenever we come across it.