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Our Global Sustainability Statement

MHA - Delivering a Sustainable Tomorrow, Today.

At MHA we believe the world in which we live and work can be sustainable if we want it to be. It’s the reason we created our services to business - Dynamic ESG.

Our extensive work in developing our Dynamic ESG programme has proven that sustainability does not need to be won at the cost of profitability. Quite the opposite: more efficient and more effective organisations and supply chains have the ability to create more prosperous organisations. We call it Purpose with Profit.

Dynamic ESG was born out of the principles that have driven our firm over the decades - Now, for Tomorrow. We provide Dynamic ESG services to our clients and we live by the same Dynamic ESG principles; not just in the UK but, through our Baker Tilly International alliance, globally.

We endorse and deliver assurance services to ISAE 3000 and operate a central Dynamic ESG team of financial and sustainability experts.

MHA is proud to be leading the way in developing pragmatic, commercial sustainability programmes that will secure a more sustainable future for the generations to come.

Every part of our organisation, and the global Baker Tilly network, must:

  • Exceed the expectations of all applicable laws, standards and regulations
  • Embed sustainability into every aspect of the firm’s commercial existence - from business decision-making to procurement
  • Provide holistic support in enabling our clients to achieve their sustainability and ESG goals in a way that benefits all stakeholders, clients, shareholders, staff and suppliers as well as the Planet
  • Ensure that managers and staff throughout the organisation have access to the tools and skills necessary to achieve a robust Dynamic ESG vision
  • Place, and continue to place, Dynamic ESG at the very heart of our organisation, encouraging comprehensive staff, client and stakeholder access

Specific areas of sustainable focus within MHA include…

  • Power, utilities and sustainable energy
  • Operation of local carbon desktops
  • Preference for low carbon impact energy sources
  • Emphasis on purchase of energy efficient and environmentally benign equipment and consumables
  • Appointment of local sustainable energy advocates in each office to drive embedded habits

Vehicle emissions and business travel

  • Encourage use of environmentally benign modes of transport, such as cycling and walking, wherever possible
  • Provide support and guidance for purchase and/or rental of low environmental impact vehicles
  • Encourage the use of video conferencing in preference to travel where possible
  • Design meetings that use resources in an efficient and sustainable way
  • Support flexible working arrangements where these are beneficial to all stakeholders
  • Identify and use low emission travel services

Estate-wide energy efficiency

  • Work with landlords and owners to ensure that all offices and buildings comply with high levels of insulation standards
  • Monitor energy usage through carbon desktop and put in place beneficial energy-optimisation measures
  • Regularly review emissions and insulation standards and materials to ensure we are a leading firm in the field of energy efficient working

IT and technical services

  • Preference for low and no impact technical solutions, hardware and consumables
  • Policies to reduce wastage
  • Facilities for recycling and re-use
  • Regular technical reviews to eliminate legacy inefficiencies

Office operations

  • Implementation of operational improvements
  • Strong emphasis on recycle, re-use
  • Waste management partnerships
  • Sustainable procurement guidance and protocols
  • Dedicated office sustainability champions
  • Communication of all MHA ESG and sustainability initiatives and commitments to all staff

Purchasing, procurement and supply chain

  • Robust purchasing and procurement policies with ESG at their core
  • Support suppliers in monitoring, measuring and auditing their management process in line with our protocols
  • Supplier ESG compliance standards
  • Disposal and waste protocols
  • Anti-slavery and exploitation protocols
  • Elimination of non-sustainable inputs
  • Compliance with UK and global sustainable procurement standards
  • Robust supply-chain management systems, processes and protocols with accountability metrics

Waste management

  • Emphasis on reduction, recycling and re-use
  • Waste management partnerships and guidance
  • Continuous-improvement programme to ensure we leverage the most up-to-date technologies and thinking

Staff support

  • Investment in staff-driven sustainability initiatives
  • Provision of sustainable resources, tools and training
  • Sustainability embedded in PDPs
  • Workshops and support in Dynamic ESG and sustainability principles - within MHA and for our clients

Continuous improvement

  • Commitment to continuous improvement in all ESG and sustainability foci identified, against quantifiable ESG and sustainability targets
  • Embedding of robust metrics and measurements
  • Improvement reporting structure
  • Regularly revisit our ESG and sustainability statement and programme to ensure they continue to reflect our evolving commitments and goals

Innovation and new thinking

  • We are committed to keeping at the forefront of new sustainability and compliance technologies and thinking
  • We support specific staff-driven sustainability initiatives and encourage our suppliers to drive sustainable change in their own organisation
  • We are also committed to thought leadership in the area of Dynamic ESG and sustainability

MHA: Delivering a Sustainable Tomorrow, Today

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Meet the team

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Peter Abbott

Global Mobility & Expatriate Tax Senior Manager

Peter joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in January 2019 as Global Mobility & Expatriate Tax Lead working within the Human Capital Advisory service line.

Peter is a member of the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) and has over ten years of experience working in tax, with a focus on expatriate tax and global mobility. Having worked previously at EY and Deloitte, Peter has worked with many different clients of various sizes, from private clients and small to medium businesses to large, international corporations, helping them on a range of advisory and compliance issues.

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Angela Turner

VAT Manager

Angela has more than 25 years experience in VAT.

Prior to joining MacIntyre Hudson in March 2008, she spent 10 years as an in-house VAT Specialist at Cable and Wireless Plc, a FTSE 100 company, where she advised on all aspects of VAT affecting the telecoms industry, notably global contracts and associated indirect tax issues, cross-border transactions and billing system implementations. In addition she was responsible for reviewing the group VAT and intrastat returns.

She spent the previous 15 years working for HM Revenue & Customs concentrating principally on the VAT control of large businesses.

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Sarah Jarvie

Head of Creditor Services

Sarah has over 17 years experience and trained at KPMG, joining MHA MacIntyre Hudson in early 2014 to be the primary contact for the creditor service team.

Sarah specialises in assisting clients who become creditors in insolvency proceedings. With her wealth of knowledge and experience generated through professional networking, she maintains our bankruptcy portfolios and develops new business opportunities for MHA MacIntyre Hudson.

Sarah advises and assists creditors to help maximise their return and continue to maintain strong relationships with solicitors and other professionals predominately in the personal insolvency sector.

Sarah’s client base includes debt purchasers, debt collection agency specialising in private schools, banking institutions and solicitors.

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Steve Freeman

Automotive and Mobility Sector Head, Partner

Steve heads up our National Motor Sector Practice and motor Advisory Business out of our Milton Keynes office. He was previously a partner at PwC and EY and he also led a boutique motor specialist advisory firm where he worked with a number of motor dealers. Steve has grown our Motor Sector practice by bringing in sector experts and through engaging with manufacturers and owners of retail groups in a broad business dialogue, thereby finding ways to support them with their strategic, operational risk and tax compliance agendas, Steve’s audit portfolio includes Top 100 group's and many other dealer groups. He also leads a number of motor networks and forums, including The MHA Motor FD Forum and Berkhamsted Motor Club meaning his clients and executives in the sector regard him as a trusted advisor.

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