Xero’s sustainability approach
Aligned to our company purpose 'to make life better for people in small business, their advisors and communities around the world', Xero seeks to maximise our positive impact across everything we do.
We’re proud to be certified carbon neutral. Now, we’re exploring ways to have an even greater impact by enabling sustainable small business, supporting eco-conscious suppliers and choosing green financial instruments.
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Supporting thriving communities gives us the chance to give back in the areas where we do business, and directly influences the success of our small business customers.
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Small business support
We’re committed to supporting the wellbeing of small business owners by advocating with policymakers for their needs, and enabling more sustainable business practices.
Diversity and inclusion
Fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace allows us to build the best platform for our diverse customer base, and to make sure our products are accessible for all.
As a fast-growing company, we know strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices are crucial to delivering on our sustainability commitment.
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Our Social and Environmental Impact team stewards programs that focus and report on the following areas:
Building on our established efforts to deliver further environmental and sustainability initiatives which reflect Xero’s purpose, values and strategic direction.
In alignment with our purpose, expanding more programs that will engage and contribute to thriving communities around the world.
Championing diversity and inclusion to cultivate our engaged global workforce.
Global investor rating agencies and sustainability rankings have recognised Xero's efforts to positively contribute to environmental sustainability and commitment to ethical operations. In 2020, Xero was recognised in the FTSE Russell ESG Rating FTSE4Good Index Series, and received an MSCI ESG Rating of AA. Xero was also named as one of 380 companies globally to be included in the 2021 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index.
FTSE4GOOD Australia 30 Index
In 2020, Xero was included in the FTSE4GOOD Australia 30 Index, which was created by the global index and data provider, FTSE Russell. The FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices.