Our sustainable impact doesn’t stop at client work. We believe in leading by example, so we embed a deep commitment to social and environmental standards in everything we do.
Sustainability isn’t something we just talk to others about. Certified carbon neutral since 2012 and regularly ranked as one of the best places to work, Bain strives every day to reduce our environmental footprint, enhance employee well-being, practice the highest levels of ethics and procure supplies and services sustainably.
"Sustainability has become an imperative for us all. Environmental challenges are growing while timelines for addressing them are contracting. For that reason, we will continue to embed sustainability into our overall firm strategy, our client communications and our procurement practices."
― Manny Maceda, Worldwide Managing Partner
Consecutive years CarbonNeutral
Best Place to Work, as ranked by Glassdoor
Climate change score from CDP
Billion committed to pro bono consulting teams by 2025
It’s imperative that we cover every aspect of the business that affects our company’s sustainability, so we developed an exhaustive list of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) topics by analyzing Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards and benchmarking against other companies in our industry. We were then able to define our final list of material topics.
We believe that the most challenging sustainability issues can’t be fixed alone, which is why we collaborate closely with our stakeholders. We engage regularly with the following internal and external stakeholder groups, all of which have been selected based on both the degree of impact our company has on the stakeholder group as well as the degree to which the stakeholder group impacts our company.
Our company is made up of extraordinarily talented individuals who share a passion for achieving the very best in everything they do. They are integral to our ability to deliver high-quality services to our clients.
We continuously communicate with our employees through events, global intranets, email newsletters, and we solicit their feedback through local, regional, and global surveys; town hall events; and formal and informal meetings
Our clients are the reason why we exist. We partner closely with them to inform their strategic decision making.
We develop our understanding of clients’ values and priorities through channels such as client meetings, site visits, virtual and in-person events, requests for proposals (RFPs) and Net Promoter Score℠ surveys. We strive to keep open channels of communication with all of our past, present and prospective clients regarding Bain policies.
Our suppliers help us achieve our objectives through the provision of goods and services.
Our supplier code of conduct communicates the expectations we have for our suppliers, including their ESG activities. We continuously engage with our suppliers through formal meetings and surveys to understand the impact of our policies and supplier priorities.
We work closely with an external network of experts and partner companies to deliver projects to our clients.
We engage with these ecosystem partners through formal and 1:1 meetings.
Our company contributes to communities around the globe, through our business decisions, volunteer activities, and fundraising efforts.
Our understanding of our communities is shaped by our engagement more than 160+ nonprofits around the globe, that are positioned closely to our communities and their needs. We engage these nonprofits through provision of professional services, meetings and events, site visits, and surveys. We also reach the broader community through press releases, social media, and media engagement.
Our business depends on a sustainable future.
We ensure that all of our policies and priorities are in line with widely accepted ESG mandates.
Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to creating the extraordinary teams required to generate breakthrough results for our clients, and that includes diversity of experience, background, strengths and perspective.
We continue to build our understanding of these issues, including the need to address unconscious bias. Helping to lead these efforts are our aforementioned six formal global affinity groups.
In addition to our internal efforts, we are active participants in the broader dialogue about diversity and inclusion; we have published extensively on this topic, including a number of pieces on gender parity.
Bain continuously strives to conduct business in a sustainable and responsible way by enhancing our governance and risk management policies and procedures, and expanding our training programs on professionalism and ethical standards, and sourcing and procuring in a sustainable way.
As part of our pledge to achieve net-zero carbon status by 2030 we are pleased to announce that we have signed the Business Ambition for 1.5⁰ C commitment letter, an important component of the Science Based Targets Initiative.Learn more