At SEEK we are energised about making our communities even better. In keeping with our purpose of helping people live more fulfilling and productive working lives and to help organisations succeed, we are committed to operating sustainably and to always think and act with long-term goals in mind.
SEEK approaches sustainability via an Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Framework, with a focus on priorities that deliver social and environmental value for our communities and our people.
We support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.
2023 Sustainability Report
In 2023, SEEK continued our commitment to positively supporting the communities in which we operate and remained focused on the achievement of our purpose and on the creation of long-term value.
SEEK has made progress toward our long-term goals in many areas, including:
- Promoting fair hiring on SEEK’s employment platforms and managing our modern slavery program across SEEK’s supply chains
- Managing our cyber risk and ethical data practices including responsible artificial intelligence (AI).
- Introducion of a Social Impact Framework to further define SEEK’s social impact in delivering our purpose.
- Continued focus on diversity and inclusion, including monitoring gender pay. SEEK maintained equal representation of women and men on the Executive Leadership Team.
- Achieved carbon neutral certification from Climate Active for our global business operations for FY22, set a business-wide interim emissions reduction target of 40% for 2025 and completed climate scenario analysis.
Read about all of our activity and progress toward our goals in the Sustainability Report here.
Delivering on our purpose
Our customers, community and employees are front of mind in our approach to having a positive impact on society.
Social impact: We consider our impact and how we can apply our capabilities for broader public good. We want to achieve and hold ourselves accountable for positive outcomes for all of our people, communities and partners.
Data trust and use: Data and insights form the foundation for SEEK’s products and services. Leveraging data and artificial technology improves outcomes for candidates and hirers and in evolving this capability SEEK takes an ethical and risk-based approach with a focus on user trust.
Fair Hiring: Customers interacting with SEEK’s employment platforms expect their job searching experience to be efficient, safe and secure. Fair hiring reflects our commitment to consider the risks to candidate working lives when engaging with SEEK’s employment marketplaces.
Employees: At SEEK we believe in a community where people feel valued. Innovation, creativity and passion drive us. SEEK is committed to providing equal opportunities to employees and maintaining an inclusive culture, which values diversity of thought, opinion and background.
Minimising impact and responding to climate change
Through measuring and striving to minimise energy use and emissions, we aim to reduce our environmental impact. We are certified carbon neutral for SEEK’s business operations in Australia and New Zealand, Asia and Latin America in 2021-22, representing our global footprint. For more information, refer to Climate Active.
Our target is to achieve net zero emissions across the full scope of carbon emissions by 2030. We are also committed to a SEEK-wide 40% emissions reduction target across all scopes by 2025. We assess the risk and opportunities of climate change on our business in line with the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) Framework.
We are committed to conducting business in an honest, ethical and responsible way. We promote responsible and ethical business practices, via a culture of trust and respect supported by our corporate governance policies.
Responsible procurement: We are committed to identifying and preventing modern slavery in SEEK’s supply chains, and a focus on responsible procurement of goods and services.
SEEK’s Annual Report outlines our overall performance for the financial year to 30 June 2023.
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