Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) has come to the fore of corporate boards and is now not only influencing communications around existing operations, it is also driving portfolio reshaping as companies seek to capitalise on opportunities and avoid potential future challenges. 

2021 was the year in which the United Nations Climate Change Conference – COP26 – took place at the SEC Centre in Glasgow, from 31st October to 13th November. David Attenborough addressed the conference by saying that humanity was “already in trouble”. He called on leaders to be “motivated by hope rather than fear” to avoid climate catastrophe. 

“[It is time] To turn this tragedy into a triumph – we are after all the greatest problem solvers to have ever existed on Earth. We now understand this problem, we know how to stop the number rising and put it in reverse.’ 

The best way to capitalise on opportunities and avoid potential future challenges is to embrace the factors that relate directly to Environmental, Social and Governance. For Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG), which occupies a significant part of the supply chain in the construction and FM sectors, we can ensure our 1,700+ people act in a responsible way at all times – on and off site. We can also aim to influence the behaviour of those we work with. 

PTSG has always taken a collaborative approach in delivering specialist services for clients in a multitude of industry sectors – which has invariably led to an improved result, with all contractual partners aligned to the same view of success. By putting Environmental, Social and Governance at the top of the agenda, we will be doing our utmost to work towards the most sustainable outcome on every project. 

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