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ESG & Sustainability

Matchtech's core purpose: 'to provide the skills needed to build a better future’ drives its ESG and Sustainability strategy.

Matchtech's 2023 Sustainability Report, facilitated by their parent company Gattaca, highlights the evolution of their strategy and collaborative efforts with customers and partners in advancing sustainability, particularly within STEM fields.

Matt Wragg, CEO, Gattaca plc

“Together with STEM employers, we are helping to create a more sustainable, accessible and inclusive world for all as part of our day-to-day operations.

Alongside this, we have developed a broader strategy encompassing both social and environmental aspects.

To ensure a lasting positive impact, we have set commitments to leverage our resources, relationships and skills in driving positive change."

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Key Targets & Focus Areas 
  • 90% reduction in Scopes 1 & 2 emissions by 2030 and neutralise residual emissions 
  • 57% reduction in Scope 3 emissions by 2030 
  • Net Zero on or before 2050
  • Compensate direct business emissions by carbon offsetting from FY23
  • Grow our ‘green jobs’ impact through providing the STEM talent to support our clients climate targets
FY23 Key Highlights
  • 16% emissions reduction vs FY20 baseline
  • Submitted science-based near-term & Net Zero targets to SBTi
  • Invested in three STEM-aligned accredited offsetting projects
  • Improved our Silver Ecovadis rating, placing us in the 85th percentile of all rated companies
  • Partnered with organisations across our sectors, sourcing STEM talent for a range of emissions reduction and sustainability projects


Key Targets & Focus Areas 
  • Equitable processes & operating procedures for our colleagues & customers 
  • Pursue gender equity 
  • Raise £100,000 for the charity Foothold (mental health & wellbeing charity for engineers and technologists)
  • Help 1,000 socio-economically disadvantaged young people access work experience and gain employability skills via charity partnerships
  • Promote and support colleague mental, physical, financial and social wellbeing
FY23 Key Highlights
  • Defined our ED&I strategy, including the creation of Employee Representative Groups and running internal & external education programmes 
  • Became members of Inclusive Employers
  • Raised company-wide employee engagement score from 7.6 to 8.1
  • Bolstered our mental health offering to colleagues 
  • Hit 23% of our fundraising target for our charity partner, Foothold, including funding a Mental Health Wellbeing Hub
  • Created new partnerships with AFBE, Portsmouth Pride & The Talent Tap