Our employees are at the heart of everything we do. We create an inclusive, empathetic and entrepreneurial environment that allows them to grow and excel.
Our material topics
Our materiality analysis
For our first ESG report, on the reporting year 2021, we identified the ESG-related topics that are the most relevant for Roland Berger in a materiality analysis. In doing so, we applied the principle of double materiality: We assessed the impact we have on our material topics as well as the financial implications for our company. To be as comprehensive as possible, we included internal and external stakeholders in the process. The results are displayed in our materiality matrix, which is also the basis for the current edition of our ESG report.
Our material topics
We promote entrepreneurship and commit to flexibility. We foster an environment of individual growth in a safe and respectful space, where personal interests, activities, and family life are seen as adding value.
We believe that as strategy consultants we are obliged to have a measurable positive impact on wider society. We are driven by a strong motivation to help other organizations and companies conduct sound business by providing entrepreneurial and responsible solutions.
To provide our clients with the best service possible, we encourage our employees to continuously develop their skills. Constant learning is part of our corporate culture, be it through on-the-job training, seminars, professional coaching, international assignments, higher education, fellowships, or industry placements.
We believe that the meeting of diverse cultures and different perspectives within our company enriches us. That is why we commit to ensuring that our firm is an inclusive and meritocratic organization that celebrates the richness of our differences.
As a company, Roland Berger constantly strives to attract the best talent in the market to support our clients with the best team. We bring in well-rounded people with diverse backgrounds and an entrepreneurial mindset.
Our biggest potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions lies in supporting our clients in their efforts to do so. However, we also lead by example. We have set science-based targets for ourselves to reduce our own emissions. We started to track and actively manage our carbon footprint annually to remain in line with the Paris Agreement.
We reduce our own consumption of electricity, heating, and cooling wherever possible, and encourage our employees to make sustainability part of their day-to-day lives.
In a circular economy, waste constitutes a valuable resource for new products. We bring a circular mindset to everyday business activities, carefully considering our impact on ecosystems and biodiversity.
At Roland Berger, we help our clients identify where and how their businesses are most impacted by environmental developments. We help our clients capitalize on those developments to create a competitive advantage for themselves. We support their decision making on an individual level and help fuel their sustainable growth and competitiveness in a swiftly changing business landscape.
Through a combination of in-depth expertise, comprehensive analysis, and pragmatic solutions, we implement strategies that achieve the highest possible impact for our clients. We want our clients to be our primary promoters based on the quality and professionalism of our work, which is rooted in our core values.
We have social, cultural, and environmental responsibilities towards the communities our business connects us to. We are invested in creating positive value for society as a whole.
We lead by example, living up to our stakeholders' expectations and making ethical decisions in line with ESG standards in our day-to-day business activities.
We are strongly committed to protecting the information and privacy of all our stakeholders. That is why we handle data carefully and in accordance with all relevant legislation. Our IT infrastructure, hardware, and software meet the highest security and technology standards.
In line with our ethical principles and values, we have a dedicated corporate compliance system, which ensures that we always act fully in accordance with external legislation and regulations, and with our own internal rules and procedures.
At all times, we abide by anti-corruption practices and the highest professional standards in our daily business operations.
We strive to achieve excellent results and develop global best practices, to ensure both measurable and sustainable success for our clients and ourselves.
We are committed to making our sustainability activities transparent and driving positive change by reporting on our sustainability performance in our annual ESG report.
Climate Action and Circularity
We are taking ambitious steps to reduce our own greenhouse gas emissions. As thought leaders, we make expert knowledge accessible and foster public dialogue.
A Partner to Clients and Society
We develop strategies for our clients to grow competitively and thrive in a decarbonized economy. We enable our society to transform and flourish sustainably.