At Grant Thornton, we’re driven by our purpose to help our colleagues, clients, and communities thrive. This includes focusing on responsible, equitable, and sustainable business practices—not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it helps us contribute to the well-being of our people and the places they live and work. Our ESG impact strategy reflects our purpose and represents the values of our people and the actions we’ll take to drive progress.

Our approach 

We’ve established an internal committee to identify and evaluate ESG opportunities, risks, and performance. Comprised of colleagues that represent different areas of our Firm—including our National Management Committee, senior leadership team, and partnership board—the committee helps integrate ESG considerations into our corporate strategy. 

Making an impact

As change starts from within, our culture and values shape our strategy and guide our actions. When we make important decisions, our colleagues, clients, and communities are our first thought. We strive to understand what’s important to them and will monitor our progress and impact. We believe we can build long-term resiliency and sustainability, enhance trust, and make a meaningful difference.  

Our areas of impact

ESG is broad and the topics covered are integrated, which makes prioritizing the areas in which we can have the most impact a prerequisite for establishing our strategy. As we move through our ESG journey, we’ll hold ourselves to principles of authenticity, transparency, and accountability in both our strategy and communications with stakeholders. 

ESG wheel

Figure 1: Our areas of impact (ESG) - description

The image above is a circle that contains three sections - environmental, social, and governance - and lists our 14 areas of impact for ESG. These sections and areas of impact are:

  • Environmental: 
    • Energy consumption
    • Environmental actions
    • Procurement practices
    • Reducing waste and conserving more
  • Social:
    • Equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging
    • Community investment
    • Health and well-being
    • Employee engagement
    • Development and learning
  • Governance:
    • Data privacy and cybersecurity
    • Business ethics and integrity
    • Technology and innovation
    • Risk management


From waste reduction to procurement processes, see how we’re taking action to protect our environment.


Learn how we help drive positive social change to help our clients, colleagues, and communities thrive.


Read more about our purpose-driven approach to governance at our Firm.