The CIPD has been awarded ‘best newcomer’ at the 2023 Investors in the Environment (iiE) Awards, in recognition of our progress on sustainability since joining the iiE accreditation scheme in 2022. The judges were particularly impressed with our work to reduce our carbon footprint and develop relevant resources for our members.  

Our win follows recent news of us joining the United Nations Global Compact, pledging commitment to ten principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. With more than 17,000 participants in over 160 countries, the Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. 

Having a positive and sustained social and environmental impact should be a priority for all businesses and their leaders. Explore how you can embed environmental sustainability initiatives into your organisation with real-life case studies from global organisations Deloitte, SUEZ and Smurfit Kappa Group plc. Unearth practical tips from our dedicated guide, and get a better understanding of the impact of inaction by listening to our podcast. 

The 2023 IIE Awards took place on Thursday 23 November to recognise and celebrate members’ outstanding sustainable achievements over the last year. 

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