AXON Sustainability Group launch: Leading sustainability communications in healthcare

AXON Communications launches the AXON Sustainability Group, a new offering to help the healthcare sector achieve and communicate progress in the area of sustainability. Alongside the launch, AXON has published a report outlining the vital role of the healthcare industry in delivering sustainable progress, and the services and expertise the AXON Sustainability Group can offer.

“As healthcare communications specialists, we are driven by science, and the science is clear: the world needs rapid and wide-reaching action to protect the planet, people and economies,” adds Lucy Hagger, Lead of the new AXON Sustainability Group. “It’s critical that the healthcare sector takes a leading role in this global priority, and therefore sustainable development needs to be integrated into the fabric of organisations – their objectives, operations and culture – and communications can facilitate and accelerate this change.”

The Sustainability Group blends AXON’s expertise across healthcare, sustainability and communications to offer a range of services that will help organisations deliver on their sustainability ambitions through driving employee engagement, changing perceptions and behaviours, influencing internal decision-makers and stakeholders, supporting inclusivity, hosting responsible events, and defining and measuring the impact of their communications, and much more. The group works with clients to strike the right balance between ambition and achievability.

“The events of 2020 have shown how crucial it is for organisations to demonstrate environmental and social progress, and to communicate their approaches in a way that resonates,” said Miranda Dini, Managing Partner, AXON Europe. “Wherever healthcare companies are in their sustainability journey, AXON can help them to effectively plan, overcome barriers to progress, drive behavioural change, and communicate their progress to internal and external stakeholders.”

AXON has taken a number of actions to improve and solidify its own environmental and social sustainability and continues to assess and seek to elevate its sustainability ambitions. AXON’s progress to date includes:

  • 100% renewable electrical power in London, BrightonCopenhagen and Toronto offices
  • Zero waste to landfill in its London office
  • Paper, can and bottle recycling in 100% of AXON offices
  • IT equipment and recycling schemes
  • Carbon offsetting policy for flights for client remits
  • Responsible pensions available to all staff
  • Diversity and inclusion working group
  • Annual charity donation fund
  • Pro bono day for all staff to support local communities and charities
  • Time to Change employer pledge for mental health and wellbeing
  • 2019 and 2018 Best WorkplacesTM for Women in the UK
  • 2019 Excellence in Wellbeing

To find out more about the AXON Sustainability Group and how AXON can support you, please get in touch at [email protected].

About AXON

At AXON, we simplify complex information to improve outcomes in healthcare, bringing together the right people with the right expertise to provide our clients with integrated, multichannel communications solutions. As an agency, we are passionate about healthcare communications and combine a personal touch with professionalism. Our expertise includes medical communications, public relations, clinical trial services and market access communications for pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, animal health and functional food companies. AXON has an international reach, with offices in London, New York, Toronto, Copenhagen and Brighton, and a worldwide affiliate network. Established in 2002, AXON is an AVENIR GLOBAL company.

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