ESG: Action across our portfolio
1 Nov 2023
1 Nov 2023
At LDC, we’re committed to embedding ESG at all levels of our business. It’s an essential part of how we operate and that includes championing excellence in ESG across our portfolio.
October saw ESG action across our portfolio. From implementing industry-leading technology to joining the Science Based Targets Initiative, here’s what they’ve been up to in the last month.
Precision Micro: Industry-first innovation
Precision Micro, the global chemical etching supplier, invested £1.8m to expand its manufacturing capacity and support its journey to net zero with the addition of a second etch room at its Fort Dunlop-based site in Birmingham.
This will enable Precision Micro to meet global demand for next-generation energy technologies such as hydrogen production and storage, green energy buffering and electric and hydrogen vehicles. Precision Micro has also worked with suppliers to ensure all new equipment has been developed in line with its ESG strategy, automating many parts of the manufacturing process and using less power to achieve the same consistent results.
Stonbury: Science based carbon commitment
Stonbury, the leading UK water and environmental sustainability specialist, has taken proactive measures to join the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), a partnership between Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the UN Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
The strategic move underscores Stonbury’s commitment to ensure its emissions reduction objectives remain consistent with the latest developments in climate science.
Headland: Becoming a Blueprint Ally
Headland, the London-based communications consultancy, was awarded The Blueprint Ally status for its commitment to helping Black, Asian, Mixed Race and Ethnic Minority PR and communications professionals to achieve their career dreams.
The Blueprint judges called out Headland’s apprenticeship programme for removing barriers to entering the industry, its Diversity and Inclusion training for senior leaders, and its commitment to tracking its own employee data, as well as the various initiatives it has run to build an inclusive culture.
IGG: Committing to ESG
Tegs Harding, Head of Sustainability at IGG, the UK’s leading provider of professional pensions trusteeship and governance services, spoke to Responsible Investor about the ESG challenges facing UK pension trustees. She explained why having a separate ESG committee helps to ensure ESG is not treated as a tick-box exercise.
Beyond the portfolio
This year’s LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders celebrated the achievements of some of Britain’s most innovative and ambitious entrepreneurs.
Honouring the leader who has created a business driven to contribute to a more sustainable future, The ESG Award went to Tony Cleary of Lanchester Group. An advocate of renewable energy, Tony has built a business with outstanding sustainability credentials and has led the development of a new self-powered bottling plant. Lanchester Group is also the first business in Europe to heat its warehouses with water from disused mine workings.
Nicolas Gillander of South Coast Insulation Services was awarded the Trailblazer in Energy Efficiency Award. The judges were impressed with his quest to help homeowners improve the energy efficiency of their properties amid increasing awareness of climate related issues and the ongoing cost-of-living crisis.