Progress to Date
Gamma’s reporting and transparent disclosures are supporting our commitments across all ESG areas, holding us accountable to our plans and ensuring that we achieve what we set out to.
The ESG Committee is responsible for ensuring that we provide appropriate visibility of our ESG credentials to the investment community, as well as other stakeholders. We are pleased to report that over the past 2 years the Company has received positive ratings from CDP (B) and MSCI (AA) as well as an updated assessment and rating from Sustainalytics.
For 2021 and 2022, we have also been able to make disclosures consistent with the requirements of the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
Our first Sustainability Report has also been published, summarising Gamma’s ESG activity during 2022.
Much of 2022 was spent developing a set of KPI metrics across all aspects of ESG, using the World Economic Forum (WEF) International Business Council (IBC) common metrics as a guide.
We are committed to understanding our environmental impact further, demonstrated by the ongoing progress made in expanding our GHG scope. We will further improve the extent of our emissions measurement across the Group and further enhance our disclosures consistent with the TCFD recommendations, particularly for climate-related risks and opportunities.
Working with our supplier base was a key focus area for 2022. We have continually improved our understanding of Scope 3 emissions (indirect GHG emissions) and have started to identify reduction opportunities, as outlined in our Carbon Reduction Plan.
Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)
Gamma committed to furthering environmental transparency disclosing its climate change impact through the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) for the first time in 2021. CDP drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests.
We have continued to disclose via CDP, improving our score from a B- in 2021, to a B in 2022. We have also achieved a score of A- as a Supplier Engagement Rating from CDP, recognising the work we have undertaken with our value chain.