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ESG: Environmental, social and governance

Building bright futures 

At Esland, we’re dedicated to building bright futures, not just for our young people, but also for generations to come.  

Our environmental, social and governance (ESG) commitments play a crucial role in shaping the future of social care and education. 

They help enhance vulnerable young people’s quality of life and well-being and progress initiatives that benefit society. 

By embedding ESG and sustainability in Esland, we can boost our effectiveness, reduce our environmental impact, and create lasting, positive change that addresses local community and broader societal needs. 

According to the Help Children to Live Better Lives website, 7 in 10 children have faced adverse childhood experiences by the age of 8 across the UK. It's a stark statistic, and it emphasises the importance of what we do. 

It's why we're so committed to helping vulnerable young people grow, flourish, and thrive by giving them the care, education, and therapeutic support they need. 

Being able to transform lives means we can drive long-term social and economic value for local communities and grow our contribution to our targeted UN sustainable development goals.   

Leading with purpose  

Leading with purpose sets out our approach to developing long-term social value through responsible and ethical practices, aligned to our purpose and future business strategy. 

It focuses on 4 key areas:  

  • Changing children’s lives for the better  
  • Empowering our people  
  • Caring for the planet  
  • Delivering on our promise  

Our approach is brought to life by our people and culture and is underpinned by our bold, kind, curious and fun values. 

It brings our initiatives together to guide our actions. This helps us focus on meeting our stakeholders’ expectations, managing our risks, and exploring, challenging, and driving meaningful and lasting change across our organisation. 

Our priorities

Changing children’s lives for the better 

Changing children’s lives for the better is at the heart of everything we do. 

We’re dedicated to helping young people turn the curve on their futures by giving them the care, education, and therapeutic support they need to take their next self-assured steps into adulthood. 

Empowering our people 

We’re committed to developing an inclusive, purpose-led, and diverse workplace so our people feel valued and can prosper. 

We promise to support them with health, safety, and well-being initiatives, to engage and communicate effectively and provide development opportunities so that they can further their skills and enhance their careers. 

We want to become an ‘employer of choice’ within children’s social care and education by creating an environment where people can excel and reach their full potential. 

Caring for the planet 

We’re committed to driving sustainability by reducing our emissions and environmental impact. We’re embedding energy efficiencies across our entire estate and responsibly sourcing materials to ensure a safer and greener future for generations to come. 

Delivering our promise 

We promise to be a trusted partner, delivering quality services, ethical, sustainable growth, and thoughtful community initiatives through our operations. 

We’ll work with our partners to share knowledge and expertise to help develop children’s social care and lead the debate in education for looked-after young people. 

All our priorities are supported by key performance indicators that we monitor, measure, and benchmark ourselves against. Each one aligns with internationally recognised frameworks and principles, including the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG), UN Global Compact (UNGC), and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). 

Click on the link below to learn more about our Leading with Purpose ESG strategy, commitments, impact, and future plans.


If you’d like to learn more about ESG or sustainability at Esland, please contact