Heidrick & Struggles Announces Launch of Inaugural 2020 ESG Report
Furthering its sustainability commitment, Heidrick & Struggles has joined with Indigo Ag to offset emissions through agricultural carbon credits and to catalyze change through its partnership
CHICAGO, April 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Heidrick & Struggles (Nasdaq: HSII), a premier provider of global leadership advisory and on-demand talent solutions, launched its inaugural 2020 ESG Report to outline its efforts and disclose progress across environmental, social and governance initiatives. In tandem, Heidrick & Struggles announced its partnership with Indigo Ag, an agtech company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers feed the planet sustainably, to work closely together to begin addressing the firm's carbon emissions, further strengthening its commitment to developing a sustainable business model and setting a plan for its carbon removal efforts.
"Today, Heidrick & Struggles is the first in our industry to issue a comprehensive ESG report, providing an in-depth look into our sustainability efforts, while also outlining a firm commitment to offset our carbon impact," said Krishnan Rajagopalan, President and CEO, Heidrick & Struggles. "We are proud to share the progress we have been making on our ESG initiatives through the work and investments we have undertaken to reduce our environmental footprint, advance diversity and inclusion and innovate across our business to drive an increasingly sustainable business model for the future."
As part of the collaboration with Indigo Ag, Heidrick & Struggles will work to produce fundamental change in the industry and raise the profile of environmental sustainability and consumer health with both employees and clients. Indigo Ag's model is unique among carbon offset projects. Through its Indigo Carbon program, the company offers technical and agronomic support for farmers adopting cultivation methods proven to improve soil health, reduce emissions and sequester carbon dioxide. Indigo Carbon quantifies and monitors the impact of these practices at scale to generate nature-based offsets that adhere to the highest industry standards for measurement, reporting and verification. As part of its ongoing partnership, Heidrick & Struggles will begin purchasing verified carbon offset credits, which will increase through the coming years, offsetting at least 45% of its 2019 carbon emissions by 2023.