Corporate Social Responsibility

Long-term thinking, planning and development to create positive change have always been an integral part of who we are. Our history is one of sustainable and inclusive growth driven by continued stewardship and a commitment to serving the general interest by the very nature of what we do. Above all, we want to uphold that long-term perspective and prepare for a seamless transition to future generations of leaders.

Our purpose

Our ambition is to help build the economic foundations of a fair and prosperous world by caring for the success of our people and clients, the health of financial markets, the maintenance of trust in society and the restoration of the environment.

Our strategy

Living up to our core values, we have put sustainability at the heart of our business. As part of our commitment to creating value for all our stakeholders, we have built a robust strategy to drive positive change for our people, our clients, the environment and local communities.

This strategy is focused on five key pillars:

  • Upholding our values of integrity and responsibility

Guided by our code of conduct and the foundational values of our firm, we recognise our role in serving the public interest. ​As an authentic, responsible firm, we rely on our values to deliver quality services to our clients while also creating a positive impact on our people, the planet and society at large.

  • Putting people at the heart of our development

We strive to support the growth and development of our people by offering them lifelong learning opportunities, reinforcing their potential and designing careers that fit their aspirations. We focus on developing technical and leadership skills whilst fostering a more inclusive and diverse workplace that is fit for the future, where people have a sense of belonging and can make meaningful contributions by being themselves.

Our people strategy therefore focuses on three key areas: empowering our people to grow and lead, diversity and inclusion, and learning and culture.

  • Contributing to local communities

Community engagement and impact encompasses our work to improve social and economic conditions in the communities where we operate. We believe in using our skills and expertise to solve social challenges through a hands-on approach. 

As a knowledge-intensive firm, we leverage education as a a vehicle to make a tangible difference in people's lives, empowering them through the necessary skills and knowledge to access a better future.

  • Reducing our environmental impact 

As our world faces an existential crisis due to rising global temperatures, every individual and entity has a role to play, including Forvis Mazars. ​With our global partnership, we will continue to work to preserve the environment and fight climate change by taking robust actions to reduce our carbon footprint in line with climate science and the goal of a net-zero future.

  • Supporting clients on their sustainability journey

We have grown a full suite of sustainability capabilities, covering environmental, social and governance assurance and advisory services, to support organisations on their journey to sustainability. Our dedicated sustainability team has the expertise to help clients contribute to a stronger and more sustainable economy for tomorrow.

As a responsible organisation that is committed to acting with integrity and transparency, we are also a signatory and active participant in the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). We strive to implement the UNGC principles in our work, and we publish regular reports on our sustainability performance.

Our strategy and actions are also designed to contribute towards the advancement of nine of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

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Sustainability report 2023
Sustainability report 2022
2021 Sustainibility Report
2020 Sustainability report
Sustainability report 2019

Our environmental & community involvement

To us, a responsible firm creates shared value. We want to be positive change agents and global citizens. Year after year, we strive to build a better, more inclusive and fairer Forvis Mazars, to ultimately help shape a better society. Our engagements are wide-ranging and diverse. We comply with environmental, social and governance (ESG) requirements, and engage with our communities through not-for-profit activities, charity work, donations or pro bono services.

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People at the heart of our development

It is our conviction that our partnership is truly enriched by the variety and mix of the people who choose to join us. In this regard, Forvis Mazars has activated a policy for promoting and developing our most important resource: our employee! We do this through offering not only equal opportunities for employment but the same potential for developing a career.

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Diversity and inclusion

At Forvis Mazars, diversity is a key topic on our Executive Board’s agenda. It is how we have grown as an international network, deeply rooted in local territories and cultures, and it is how we operate today and how we plan for tomorrow - working as one inclusive team around the world, making decisions and defining our future path together. Diversity and inclusion are the foundations of the modern firm we strive to be.

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