How Tribes is Embracing ESG Principles for a Brighter Future
In the ever-evolving landscape of corporate responsibility, the principles of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) are becoming increasingly crucial. At Tribes Inspiring Workplaces, we recognise the significance of these principles and are committed to contributing to a sustainable future. Let's delve into how our business concept directly aligns with ESG values, highlighting our ongoing efforts and future plans for a more environmentally friendly and socially responsible business model.
Reducing Carbon Footprint with Hybrid Working
Tribes champions a hybrid way of working that mirrors contemporary trends while significantly contributing to environmental sustainability. By offering coworking spaces closer to people’s homes, we reduce the need for extensive commuting, resulting in fewer cars on the road, decreased pollution, and a substantial cut in carbon emissions. This underscores our commitment to promoting an eco-friendly and energy-efficient work routine.
Moreover, the hybrid model optimizes space, enabling companies to pay for smaller office spaces as employees rotate their office days. This not only leads to cost savings but also aligns with ESG principles by encouraging efficient resource usage, reflecting our commitment to responsible resource management.
Shared Spaces, Shared Responsibility
Shared office spaces inherently promote resource efficiency and waste reduction. Through our coworking and shared space model, we maximise the utility of office spaces, minimising the environmental impact associated with maintaining individual offices. This approach lowers operational cost and promotes responsible resource usage, benefiting businesses that share our spaces in their pursuit of ESG goals. Our coworking spaces actively empower businesses and entrepreneurs to meet their own ESG and sustainability objectives. Tribes becomes a partner in this journey, fostering a collaborative ecosystem focused on positive impact.
We carefully choose partners to work with who share our commitment to environmental and social responsibility, creating a network that collectively works towards a more sustainable future. Whether it's our independent coffee supplier or our socially impactful cleaning partners, we ensure that the values of our chosen collaborators align seamlessly with our own mission. In these conscious collaborations, we aim not only to achieve our goals but also to contribute to a broader vision of responsible and ethical business practices.
Supporting Indigenous Communities
Our commitment to social responsibility extends globally, as Tribes proudly supports Survival International, a charity dedicated to advocating for indigenous tribes worldwide. We also aim to raise awareness of these amazing communities through our Nomads All Over the World channel, highlighting not only their rich cultural practices and lifestyles, but emphasizing cultural preservation, diversity, and the challenges they face.
Diversity Enriches Our Culture
At Tribes, we are proud to have a multicultural workforce enriched by over 17 different nationalities, with roots from almost 30 different countries. This diversity isn't just a part of our identity; it's an essential aspect of our commitment to social responsibility. It brings varied perspectives, fosters creativity, and reinforces our dedication to an inclusive workplace.
Open Communication, Collaboration, and Governance
Maintaining a workplace that is responsive and fosters a culture of open communication and collaboration is pivotal to our ESG approach. We adhere to a robust governance structure with policies such as a bribery policy, whistleblower policy, and a confidential counsellor. These measures ensure that transparency, ethics, and accountability are at the core of our operations.
Recognition in MT/Sprout SD400 Rankings
Tribes is delighted to be included in the first Sustainable Development 400 (SD400) rankings by MT/Sprout. This recognition stems from a comprehensive study conducted by the University of Amsterdam (UvA), where over 1,500 business decision-makers in the Netherlands were asked how they rate other companies in the field of sustainability. The SD400 not only commends pioneers in sustainable entrepreneurship but also acknowledges service providers facilitating other organizations in their transition toward a more sustainable future. This acknowledgment underscores our commitment to environmental, social, and governance excellence and the positive impact Tribes has on society.
A Forward-Thinking ESG Strategy
At Tribes, our commitment to ESG goes beyond current initiatives. We are actively developing a robust long-term ESG strategy that will guide our decisions and actions in the future. This includes an unwavering commitment to choosing locations and suppliers that reflect our values, including selecting buildings that have recognisable sustainable credentials, and ensuring that each new Tribes location contributes positively to the communities it serves and the planet as a whole.
Tribes is dedicated to fostering a sustainable future through practical and impactful ESG initiatives. As we continue to grow, our commitment to responsible business practices remains steadfast, with a focus on creating positive change and leaving a lasting, beneficial impact on the world around us. Together, we're cultivating not merely workspaces but a community that flourishes on shared values and a collective responsibility for a brighter future.