To engage and mobilize tomorrow's workforce responsibly and sustainably™
ASGN Incorporated (NYSE: ASGN) is a global leader in workforce services and solutions. Together with our network of best-in-class companies, we offer employment staffing, consulting, and training services in numerous fields, including information technology, computer systems, life sciences, telecommunications, engineering, and health information. Based on our business model, ASGN has focused on five key environmental, social, and governance (ESG) focus areas most relevant to our stakeholders.
In our interactive 2020 ESG Report we communicate on progress against our goals and have included historical comparisons as available. Additionally, the report can be viewed through the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) or MSCI Inc.'s ESG reporting frameworks.
Our ESG Areas of Focus
We are making substantive progress toward our ESG goals, especially in the areas of workforce wellbeing; philanthropy (“social responsibility”); and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programming.
Our new offerings includ expanding virtual wellness programming for our employees and consultants to meet their needs, as most of them worked off site for the majority of the year due to COVID-19 health and safety regulations; supporting the development of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs); and Company-wide employee, executive-level, and Board trainings on unconscious bias and emotional intelligence to deepen our commitment to ethnic, racial, and gender equality. We are also proud to report that even with the restrictions brought on by the global pandemic, last year, our employees volunteered over 7,200 hours of their time to local charities and nonprofits, more than doubling our volunteer efforts over the previous year.
To better reflect our increased commitment to become a true ESG leader in the professional services sector, we updated our guiding principles, reporting framework, and ESG Policy.
To increase our transparency and accountability, we improved the tracking and reporting of some of our key performance indicators (KPIs), including employee engagement activities and trainings, and the diversity of our employees and Board members. We have also included historical metrics where available, and commenced the tracking and reporting of our travel-related greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). In 2019, our total business travel-related GHG emissions were 6,719 metric tons. Due to the significant decline in business travel, in 2020 our GHG emissions dropped to only 269 metric tons, representing a 96% decrease.
We know that by adhering to best practices in ESG we are creating long-term value for the Company. Our ESG goals and upcoming policies and programs will result in a considerable leap forward for our entire Company. Undoubtedly, we will continue to strengthen and refine our procedures and processes along the way and set forth more measurable goals for future years. With each new year, we look forward to reporting more extensively and comprehensively on our ESG KPIs, and, in doing so, increasingly demonstrating meaningful and positive impacts for all of our stakeholders. We are and always will be committed to continual improvement. Questions regarding our ESG Policy and annual reporting should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2020 ESG Materials