Unily sets out a bold ESG agenda with the release of its first Impact Report

Unily has released its first Impact Report, providing a comprehensive overview of its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance and setting out ambitious goals for the future. The report signifies a significant milestone in Unily’s journey to becoming a leader in carbon management and community impact within the digital sector.

Celebrating a milestone moment in Unily’s sustainability journey

Since onboarding its first CSR apprentice in 2022, Unily has been on a mission to formalize its longstanding commitment to doing business ethically and sustainably. In 2023, several strides forward were made, including the formation of an ESG function, the appointment of Jenny May as Environment, Social, and Governance Manager, and the curation of the company’s first Impact Report.

The report provides a comprehensive overview of Unily’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG), going beyond traditional financial reporting to provide a holistic view of the organization's sustainability efforts and progress. It marks a significant milestone in the company’s journey to becoming a more sustainable, impactful, and innovative company.

The report underlines the responsibility of organizations operating within the digital sector to contribute towards the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. It is estimated that ICT solutions could help cut nearly 10x more carbon dioxide than they emit.

"It excites me that by standing up and voicing our commitment to sustainability, we can influence our clients and other businesses to follow suit. I find it highly motivating: we’re not just creating a market-leading product, we’re driving change across our sector. This impact report is a testament to our journey so far and a blueprint for an exciting road ahead. Together, we’re not just building a successful business; we’re shaping a future where employee engagement and sustainability are at the forefront."

Chris Ciauri - CEO at Unily

"In the past 12 months we’ve made great strides in establishing our ESG strategy and setting our goals for the next few years, so releasing our first Impact Report felt like a natural next step in our sustainability journey. It comes at a critical time when demand for transparency around this area is growing."

Jenny May - Environmental Social and Governance Manager at Unily

Diving deep into Unily’s impact on people and planet

The report lays out four key areas where Unily is striving to have positive impact:

  • Net Zero: To reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and prepare for a zero-carbon economy.
  • People First: Fostering a culture of employee wellbeing and work-life balance.
  • Community Impact: Increase our community impact through thoughtful sector leadership, charity partnerships, donations, and volunteering.
  • Product Innovation/Security: Best-in-class employee engagement experience, with industry-leading cybersecurity and ethical AI enablement delivering unrivaled value for our customers.

Net Zero

  • Having already achieved EcoVadis Silver status in 2021, Unily has retained this accolade by achieving 63/100, which placed it amongst the top 16% of all companies in the EcoVadis index.
  • In 2023, Unily publicly committed to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). By 2030, we have committed to reducing our Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 42%. Internally, we have a set a target of eliminating these emissions by the same year.
  • In 2024, we will reduce our Scope 2 emissions by 16 tCO2e by installing solar panels at our headquarters in Eashing.
  • By 2025, we commit to using Data Centres that run on renewable energy, thereby reducing our footprint by 243 tCO2e.
  • Unily will remain focused on improving its ability to capture and report on robust data relating to its environmental impact.

People First

As a leading employee experience platform provider, making Unily a great place to work is a focal commitment for the business.

  • In 2023, Jenny Shiers joined Unily from Salesforce to take on the newly created role of Chief People Officer; a critical role in representing and developing people strategies within the business.
  • Unily is proud to report female representation at every level of the company – 39% of all staff are female and 33 % of the C-suite is female.
  • Unily continues to invest in its value and purpose-driven culture, underpinned by active initiatives including a value-aligned reward and recognition program, employee resource groups, and a strategic alignment initiative, COMPASS.

Community Impact

Unily has a long history of charitable donation which has grown alongside the business. Through charitable partnerships, employee-led fundraising initiatives, and volunteering schemes, Unily continues to reaffirm its commitment to positive community impact.

Product Innovation/Security

Through industry leading thought leadership and product innovation, Unily is helping to define the blueprint for world-class employee experience, improving the worklives of millions of employees worldwide. Through close partnerships with some of the world’s largest enterprises, Unily is helping to solve persistent employee engagement challenges with leading technology.

  • Low employee engagement is estimated to cost the global economy $8.8tr per annum.
  • Unily’s annual conference, Unite, attracts thousands of enterprise employee experience leaders, providing learning and networking opportunities that enable enterprises to refine their employee experience strategies.
  • Investment in key product areas including AI and accessibility are bringing new capabilities to workplaces worldwide that improve productivity and wellbeing, and increase equitable access to the digital workplace.

Discover Unily’s first Impact Report

Download a complementary copy of Unily’s first Impact Report for a closer look at Unily’s ESG story so far and our ambitious plans for the future.


We are delighted to share with you our first Impact Report. This report demonstrates our commitment to transparency and accountability of our ESG initiatives.

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