Building a sustainable business that benefits all stakeholders.
Knights is committed to building a sustainable, future-proofed business.
A business that allows its stakeholders to thrive, empowers its people and communities, minimises its environmental impact and operates ethically with the highest levels of governance. These goals, which are fully aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity, underpin the Group’s investment case and are central to its vision of transforming legal services.
The Group is also informed by guidelines from independent agencies such as MSCI and aligns with external disclosure recommendations, including those set out by the London Stock Exchange and Knights is proud of the continued progress it has made across Environmental, Social and Governance reporting, having initiated a strategic programme in 2020 to underscore its commitment to make a positive impact.
The Group focuses on three key pillars within its sustainability approach:
Our ESG pillars
Aiming for the highest standards of corporate and social behaviour and running its operations with high ethical standards.view more
Fostering a diverse, team-based, meritocracy-driven culture and encouraging community contributions.view more
Focusing on cutting our paper and energy consumption.view more
Key performance indicators
Knights’ strategic ESG programme includes a framework of KPIs and goals which are continuously kept under review. These help us deliver for our people and our communities and are a vital part, not only of our ongoing efforts to modernise our business, but also how we integrate acquisitions.
Employee NPS +24: Listening to our colleagues is fundamental to our collaborative culture, which allows us to continually evolve how we look after the health and wellbeing of our employees and support them in their careers.
Gender diversity: 66% of employees are female, including good diversity at leadership levels. This reflects a strong meritocracy and a diverse and inclusive culture.
Accelerated adoption of new technologies to encourage paperlight working and increased video conferencing to reduce unnecessary travel mitigating environmental impact.
“Our commitment to reducing the Group’s carbon footprint continued this year as we invested in technology and more energy-efficient, premium office space.
We have made progress delivering our ESG initiatives. There is so much to be proud of, especially how our colleagues have responded to the easing of COVID restrictions and embraced true hybrid working while maintaining our high governance standards.”
11 July 2022
Responsible for driving the Group’s ESG initiatives since FY20.