ESG and Sustainability


All around the world, increasing numbers of people are expressing concern about the state of our environment. We have a responsibility to play our part.

Reporting on our progress

Read more about our activities and performance against targets in our 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report

Sustainability is crucial to business. People are increasingly mindful of the connection between what they eat and their health, as well as the health of the planet and employees want to work for a company with a purpose. Our strategy, announced in 2018, recognises the importance of sustainability with People and Purpose two of our three key strategic priorities.

Our Pillars

Knowing where our business can have the biggest impact and taking account of what matters most to our stakeholders, alongside industry trends, is important to us. Last year, we formulated our sustainability strategy. In 2019, we reviewed and confirmed this using our materiality analysis. Underpinned by the topics of Safety and People, and focused around three pillars of Health and wellbeing, Environmental game changers and Better for the world, read more about our sustainability strategy here. Compass Group supports the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals and our sustainability strategy is aligned to several of the goals, read more here

We report to a number of sustainability indices including CDP, Dow Jones Sustainability Index  and The UN Global Compact

Our Policies

Read more about our commitment to Purpose in our annual report. Read about our policies including our Code of Business Conduct, Code of Ethics, Supply Chain Integrity Standards, Human RightsEnvironment, Health and Safety policies and more here

Responding to global challenges

By aligning our priorities with the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainability Governance

The Corporate Responsibility committee oversees the delivery of our corporate responsibility, people, health, safety and sustainability, compliance and ethics, and stakeholder engagement strategies. The Committee ensures our policies and practices align with our Company culture, purpose and values. The Committee meets at least three times a year, for more information see our annual report.