Environment, Social, and
Epiq ESG and CSR Strategy
Being socially responsible is part of who we are and why we are in this business. We want to provide useful products and services, to provide jobs and opportunities for the society in which we live, and to gain satisfaction through meaningful work.
Epiq recognizes that respect for society and the environment is not only the right thing to do but is a critical success factor for our business. Through the guidance standards of ISO 26000, ISO 14001, and the United Nations Global Compact, Epiq continues to build momentum in improving our sustainability –economically, socially, and environmentally.
Epiq is deeply committed to creating and improving our CSR initiatives, documentation, and reporting as we continually integrate the ISO 26000 principles into our business strategy, culture, and daily operations. Today, Epiq has robust policies including, Environmental, Safety, Energy Conservation, Reuse and Recycling, Delivery, and Communication and Consultation.
Looking to the future
Epiq adheres to ISO 26000’s Principles of Accountability, Transparency, Ethical Behavior, Respect for Stakeholder Interest, Respect for the Rule of Law, Respect for International Norms of Behavior, and Respect for Human Rights. Based on this framework, we are focused on core issues that similar socially responsible businesses address: human rights, labor practices, environmental concerns, fair operating practices, consumer concerns, and community involvement and development.
Human rights: How Epiq treats all individuals
Measures to prevent child or forced labor/human trafficking
Providing healthy, safe, suitable, and sanitary work facilities
Measures to protect from discrimination and harassment in all forms
Labor: How Epiq provides health and safe working conditions, career management, structured social dialogue, and training
- Complying with minimum wage standards, workplace diversity and inclusion KPIs
- Remuneration process, employee satisfaction survey, skills development
- Employee health: COVID-19, stress, working remotely
Environmental: What issues Epiq is confronted with and how we mitigate them
Use/conservation of energy in the office, chemical use/handling/storage, and reduction of energy consumption through technology/equipment upgrades
Measures to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from transport/commute/business travel (e.g., carbon neutral air travel, teleconferencing, videoconferencing, flexible work strategy)
Measures to reduce energy consumption of IT infrastructure
Actions in place regarding waste management and recycling (paper/cardboard waste, toners/ink cartridges, IT equipment)
Operating practices: Epiq’s business ethics
Policies and measures on ethics, antibribery and corruption, fair dealing, anti-competitive practices
Due diligence on information security and privacy
Policies and actions in place to integrate social or environmental factors within procurement
Assistance provided to employees and local communities to manage and recover from the impacts of COVID-19, natural disasters/winter weather, and other calamities
Supplier diversity, community outreach, charitable giving, mentoring, and other D&I initiatives