Corporate
responsibility

We’re strengthening Idox’s performance as an all-round responsible business that makes a valuable contribution to society, has good governance embedded in its culture and processes and is on target to achieve net zero carbon emissions.

Corporate
responsibility

We’re strengthening Idox’s performance as an all-round responsible business that makes a valuable contribution to society, has good governance embedded in its culture and processes and is on target to achieve net zero carbon emissions.

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Building a
sustainable
future

Idox is focused on building a sustainable business that will benefit its customers, employees and shareholders, as well as the wider society and environment in which we operate. With our role in developing software solutions that are critical to the delivery of business and government services, we take our environmental, social and governance (ESG) responsibilities very seriously.

We have already implemented substantial changes across our business to create a more diverse, transparent and sustainable business. In future, we will do more to measure and drive our performance. We also recognise the far-reaching potential of our software solutions to act as an engine for good, by enabling our clients to institute best practice process and facilitate ESG improvement across high impact areas such as planning, building control, licensing, social care, safer facilities management and health.

Idox has adopted the metrics set out in the 3 scopes of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and we have set ourselves the target to be to achieve net zero carbon emissions for these scopes by 2040. In each scope our plans aim to eliminate, reduce or offset carbon emissions.

In Scope 1 we will eliminate all equipment in offices which produce direct emissions and replace these with energy efficient, electric alternatives. We will eliminate emissions from company owned vehicles by replacing these with electric alternatives

In Scope 2 we will reduce electricity usage by implementing the results of Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme audits and we eliminate the purchase of electricity which does not come from renewable sources

In Scope 3 we will reduce business travel by taking increasing advantage of remote working and on line collaboration tools as these develop, we will eliminate travel by private vehicles which produce emissions and we will offset emissions from public transport used for business travel and from hotel stays either by choosing operators offering direct offset or by engaging in a compensating carbon offset programme. We will eliminate waste by removing single use plastic products and reduce waste from our offices by ensuring effective recycling of waste, including paper and will offset any non-recyclable waste by engaging in a compensating carbon offset programme. We will eliminate waste from surplus equipment by passing this on for re-use in support of our social contribution wherever possible, where this is not possible we will reduce waste by fully recycling the equipment and we will offset residual emissions in a compensating carbon offset programme.

We are strengthening Idox’s performance as an all-round responsible business that makes a valuable contribution to society, has good governance embedded in its culture and processes, and is on target to achieve net zero carbon emissions.

Our gross GHG emissions of CO2 (tCO 2e) are reported yearly in our Annual Report which can be found on the investors page.

David Meaden
Chief Executive Officer

Building a
sustainable
future

Idox is focused on building a sustainable business that will benefit its customers, employees and shareholders, as well as the wider society and environment in which we operate. With our role in developing software solutions that are critical to the delivery of business and government services, we take our environmental, social and governance (ESG) responsibilities very seriously.

We have already implemented substantial changes across our business to create a more diverse, transparent and sustainable business. In future, we will do more to measure and drive our performance. We also recognise the far-reaching potential of our software solutions to act as an engine for good, by enabling our clients to institute best practice process and facilitate ESG improvement across high impact areas such as planning, building control, licensing, social care, safer facilities management and health.

Idox has adopted the metrics set out in the 3 scopes of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and we have set ourselves the target to be to achieve net zero carbon emissions for these scopes by 2040. In each scope our plans aim to eliminate, reduce or offset carbon emissions.

In Scope 1 we will eliminate all equipment in offices which produce direct emissions and replace these with energy efficient, electric alternatives. We will eliminate emissions from company owned vehicles by replacing these with electric alternatives

In Scope 2 we will reduce electricity usage by implementing the results of Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme audits and we eliminate the purchase of electricity which does not come from renewable sources

In Scope 3 we will reduce business travel by taking increasing advantage of remote working and on line collaboration tools as these develop, we will eliminate travel by private vehicles which produce emissions and we will offset emissions from public transport used for business travel and from hotel stays either by choosing operators offering direct offset or by engaging in a compensating carbon offset programme. We will eliminate waste by removing single use plastic products and reduce waste from our offices by ensuring effective recycling of waste, including paper and will offset any non-recyclable waste by engaging in a compensating carbon offset programme. We will eliminate waste from surplus equipment by passing this on for re-use in support of our social contribution wherever possible, where this is not possible we will reduce waste by fully recycling the equipment and we will offset residual emissions in a compensating carbon offset programme.

We are strengthening Idox’s performance as an all-round responsible business that makes a valuable contribution to society, has good governance embedded in its culture and processes, and is on target to achieve net zero carbon emissions.

Our gross GHG emissions of CO2 (tCO 2e) are reported yearly in our Annual Report which can be found on the investors page.

David Meaden
Chief Executive Officer

The Aim

The UN SDG’s we support:

The Aim and the UN SDG’s we support:

Our people

To build a diverse and inclusive workforce who feel supported and encouraged to excel in their career and life at Idox.

Our people

To build a diverse and inclusive workforce who feel supported and encouraged to excel in their career and life at Idox.

Our community 

To support and enable our local communities to achieve more through the use of our products and using our knowledge base to educate and support individuals.

Our community 

To support and enable our local communities to achieve more through the use of our products and using our knowledge base to educate and support individuals.

Our environment

As a naturally low emission business we are committed to improving our environmental performance and enabling our customers to do so.

Our environment

As a naturally low emission business we are committed to improving our environmental performance and enabling our customers to do so.

Our organisational responsibility

To be a responsible employer, supplier and overall business.

Our organisational responsibility

To be a responsible employer, supplier and overall business.

Our environmental responsibility

While Idox’s business model of software development and deployment is lower consumption than most other industries, we are dedicated to reducing carbon emissions in all the communities our business affects.

Idox has adopted the recommendations and model of the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). As well as tracking our impact annually, we introduced a quarterly reporting cycle in 2022, which will allow the business to track our environmental impact and highlights areas where improvement is needed.

Our people inspire our journey

Idox’s initiatives are driven by the people within the organisation, giving them the space and time to give back to their colleagues, communities, and their passions. By providing paid volunteering leave, payroll giving and employee resource groups, Idox has engaged its people in building a better society for all. 

The positive impact of our products, from providing information on grants to supporting sexual health clinics, is something we are proud of. The expertise of Idox colleagues has allowed the business to build and innovate on products that do good for their customers and the communities they serve. 

Read more about our impact in our latest annual report

Our colleagues at Idox are at the core of what we do. We aim to build a diverse and inclusive workforce where our people thrive and feel supported to develop their careers. Growing a sense of community organically within Idox is an important aspect of our people strategy. 

Read more about our approach to Diversity, Equality and Inclusion 

Doing the
right thing

We believe in doing the right thing and upholding the highest possible values in the way all our people work worldwide.

Our comprehensive International Business Conduct Policy covers policies on:

  • Anti-bribery & corruption
  • Whistleblowing
  • Anti-slavery & human trafficking
  • Occupational health & safety
  • Equality & diversity
  • Security & confidentiality
  • Environmental policy
  • Inside information & share dealing

Idox plc Modern Slavery Statement

Statement on the Russian invasion of Ukraine