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As Chief Financial Officer, I see the rise of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reflecting changing attitudes that Ultima must consider. From how our actions affect our employees and customers to the communities in which we operate.
We value the importance and the impact of becoming more sustainable and have deepened our commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity. I believe that effective ESG must come from the C-suite and be woven into the fabric of the entire organisation.
I want my daughter and future generations to swim in clean rivers and seas, have plenty of water and breathe fresh air. I want to live in an equitable world, and I want to help communities in need. ESG is good for people and the world, and it is also good for Ultima – this makes it a strategy that is easy to support and ensures our whole organisation can be inspired by it.
Most of our planning, governance and reporting have traditionally focused on financial KPIs. Yet we know that our company’s value and risks are not only expressed in financial statements.
In launching our ESG strategy, we are steering ourselves to safeguard our business in the long run and to ensure that the transformation remains on track.
Over 2022 we have designed a robust framework to steer sustainability prerequisites, identify opportunities, and communicate our ESG programme across our organisation, with set targets and fixed deliverables.
As ESG issues are interconnected, they are relevant across all our departments, from Finance, Sales, Services, Marketing, HR, and Ultima Labs.
Sustainable, structural redesign and transformation are top of our agenda as we align ESG issues with Ultima’s mission statement and values to enhance overall value creation for all our partners and community stakeholders.
We look forward to our sustainability journey as a team and invite you to join us.