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Sustainability Commitments

Our sustainability commitments remind us that sustainability is a shared responsibility. Each of us can contribute to these goals through our everyday actions.

Our commitments also help us embed sustainability into our business strategy. We’ll focus on finding new ways to foster transparency and accountability, support our employees, partner with our clients, and give back to the communities where we live and work.

Leading by example means that we’ll share what we learn from our journey. We’ll continue to report progress against these commitments—and add new goals along the way.

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  • Setting a near-term, science-based GHG emissions reduction target and long-term Net Zero emissions goal, to be verified by the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) in 2023
  • Launch supplier engagement program by engaging with five largest suppliers on environmental data and policies by the end of 2023
  • Work together to identify three opportunities to reduce the environmental impact of our business travel by end of 2023
  • 100% energy usage from renewable sources by 2025 (either by renewable tariffs or RE100 compliant EACs)
  • 100% diversion of e-waste from landfill by 2025, prioritizing reuse


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  • Between 2023 and 2028, commit 100,000 working hours of volunteer service to community-based programs


Listening to Stakeholders

Our leadership advisory research shows that the most effective leaders are committed to listening. We started the formalization of our sustainability strategy by listening to the concerns and suggestions of our internal and external stakeholders through a research-based and collaborative approach.

Materiality Assessment

To start, we ran a thorough, four-part materiality assessment, spanning from Q4 2020 through Q1 2021. This process allowed us to hear from our stakeholders about the environmental, social, and governance issues material to our business and to prioritize our opportunities for impact. Our materiality assessment process included:

  • Research and Benchmarking
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Synthesis and Analysis
  • Validation

This assessment provided us with a deeper understanding of the internal operations, current priorities, and areas of most importance to our internal and external stakeholders.

The following matrix identifies and prioritizes the firm’s most significant ESG impact topics based on our assessment findings.

Materiality Matrix


Enviroment Environment

  • Reducing our greenhouse gas emissions
  • Reducing our waste

Social Social

  • Supporting the communities in which we live and work
  • Embedding diversity, equity, and inclusion more deeply into our culture
  • Attracting, retaining, and developing talent
  • Respecting human rights in all areas of our business

Governance Governance

  • Continuing to ensure our leadership, colleagues, and partners conduct business with ethics and integrity
  • Protecting the confidential information we are trusted with by continuously enhancing data privacy and security


Ongoing Stakeholder Engagement

The best leaders continue to learn by listening. We’re committed to continually and actively seeking feedback from our internal and external stakeholders. We’ll report our stakeholder engagement activities as our sustainability approach evolves.

Getting the team together  


We facilitate a global, biannual culture survey to give RRA leadership a chance to hear from our colleagues on the issues that are most important to their wellbeing and engagement with the firm. We use our proprietary method—a program we also use with our clients—to survey an array of topics, including issues that relate directly to our sustainability journey, as well as those related to our material issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and our employee engagement and development programs.




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Sustainability Policies and Reporting

Sharing our policies and reports is how we show our commitment to transparency and accountability on critical sustainability topics.