Responsible Business

We are more than just a business. What we do makes a difference to individuals, to families, and to society.

We’re proud to publish our second Responsible Business Report, highlighting our continued ambition to become a leader in responsible wealth management. We aim to play our part in the global effort to reach net zero by 2050. And we aim to uphold the highest standards in our conduct with clients, colleagues, the communities in which we operate, and society as a whole.

View our Responsible Business Report

2022 Publication of first Responsible Business Report

2030 Net zero carbon operations

2050 Net zero

We take pride in helping people realise their dreams.

We are committed to our employees’ wellbeing, creating an environment where they can bring their whole selves to work.

We commit to act responsibly in all of our business practices, ensuring we are fair and transparent throughout the value chain.

We seek to make a positive impact in our communities, in society and on the environment.

To bring about change, we need to concentrate our efforts in areas where we can make the biggest difference. That may often mean joining forces with others.

Being a responsible business underpins our ethos. In our first Responsible Business Report published in April 2022, we outlined what being a responsible business means to us. You can read our inaugural report here.

We’re committing to making a difference and joining forces with others across five important themes:

  • Being a responsible business -The Good Business Charter

  • Being a sustainable business

  • Being a diverse and inclusive business

  • Promoting wellbeing

  • Building better communities

We will take action in these key areas for our clients, employees, the businesses we work with, the communities in which we work, and the environment.

What action are we taking?

Our partners

Good Business Charter

The Good Business Charter is an initiative of the Good Business Foundation, a charity registered in England and Wales.

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10, 000 Black Interns

10,000 Black Interns seeks to offer 2,000 internships each year for five consecutive years across 24 sectors and more than 700 companies.

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Furthr

Furthr is an employee benefit that makes climate action fun and easy, whilst driving engagement on sustainability. Each month they plant protected trees and reduce carbon emissions on world-leading renewable energy projects and provide personalised advice on how to live greener.

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Fair Tax Foundation

The Fair Tax Mark accreditation scheme, run by the Fair Tax Foundation, seeks to encourage and recognise businesses that pay the right amount of corporation tax at the right time and in the right place. In order to meet the standards and requirements of the accreditation scheme, we have published some additional information to explain our corporation tax charge here.

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Living Wage Foundation

The Living Wage Foundation celebrate and recognise the leadership of responsible employers who choose to go further and pay a real Living Wage based on the cost of living, not just the government minimum.

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Prompt Payment Code

The Prompt Payment Code is a voluntary code of practice for businesses, administered by the Office of the Small Business Commissioner on behalf of BEIS.

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Alzheimer’s Research UK

Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK's leading dementia research charity, dedicated to causes, diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure. 

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The Brain Charity

The Brain Charity helps people with all forms of neurological condition to lead longer, healthier, happier lives. There are more than 600 conditions affecting the brain, spine and nervous system. The Brain Charity champion neurodiversity and provide practical help, emotional support and social activities for every single one.

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British Heart Foundation

The British Heart Foundation’s vision is a world free from the fear of heart and circulatory diseases. They raise money to research cures and treatments, so we can give people more time with the ones they love.

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Our Commitment

Sustainable Tax Principles

At Schroders Personal Wealth, we understand that tax is one of the ways that we can contribute to our society.

We are committed to adopting sustainable tax principles that align with our broader ambition to be recognised as a responsible business.

We look to achieve this by:

  • Paying fair taxes

  • Maintaining our tax integrity by engaging in fair tax practices

  • Ensuring compliance with local laws and regulations

  • Maintaining open and transparent relationships with tax authorities and stakeholders

  • Acting in accordance with our Tax Strategy