Corporate social responsibility
At Mazars, we have committed ourselves to being MazarsForGood – that is a global citizen devoted to having a positive impact on the world and the communities in which we operate. We are dedicated to contributing to society in the best possible way, whether through providing quality services to our clients to help them achieve sustainable growth, enabling our talented people to reach their highest potential or contributing to the public debate with positive insights for the future.
We are continuously looking for shared values for Mazars and its stakeholders. Making a sustainable decision is not always easy and can lead to dilemmas. For each dilemma, we discuss both the advantages and disadvantages within the Executive Board, but also with our employees and other stakeholders. For some dilemmas, there is no short-term sustainable solution. We are open and transparent when it is not yet possible for us to achieve a positive impact. In the long term, we always focus on the decisions which help us creating shared values.
Mazars is focusing its efforts for the further development of its MazarsForGood vision in 4 areas.
Development of Sustainable Services
We believe performance and responsibility go hand in hand and that businesses play a major role in the future of our economies and society. Our main responsibility to society is enhancing trust through leading quality. We perform all our services in the context of public interest. This public interest is even more relevant in one of the large sectors we focus on: the not-for-profit sector. In addition Mazars is creating a positive impact by putting its expertise in audit and advisory in supporting its clients in the implementation of an effective CSR strategy. We are offering them a range of services, adapted to their specific needs based on an innovative approach and attuned to societal needs such as for example our Human Rights Audit.
Sustainable working conditions
In the conviction that our partnership is truly enriched by the variety and mix of people who choose to join us, Mazars has activated a policy for promoting our most important resource – employees! Our goal is to strive for an ‘Employer of Choice’ position for both our current and future employees and through the design of our terms of employment and regulations. Finding and retaining talent is a top priority for our organisation and one of the most important priorities for the coming financial year.
To perform optimally, it is important to create balance in body and soul. We are upgrading our offices to smart working and support staff sports initiatives, for example. We have a special emphasis on inclusiveness, work-life balance and vitality.
Reducing the climate change impact
Our commitment to protecting the environment forms a clear part of Mazars’ corporate citizenship, with an element of our CSR strategy dedicated to combatting climate change. We commit ourselves to reduce the use of paper and to increase travelling by using more public transportation. For example, all partners are challenged to travel by public transport and most of our offices are located close to train stations.
Commitment to society and communities
Since we at Mazars do not believe that an organisation’s performance can be measured solely by its financial and economic results, our concern for the general good goes far beyond the issues connected to our profession and our expertise. This is why we are naturally involved, wherever we are, in the life of the communities we work in, whether this means taking active part in society’s most pressing debates or playing a key role in the success of initiatives via the Mazars Foundation as well as by supporting schooling projects. Partners and staff are asked and supported to play their part as teachers or become members of boards.