Environmental, Social and Governance

Sustainability in direct operations

The environmental and social impacts from our direct operations predominantly relate to the resources we consume in our offices, data centres, and from our business travel and purchased goods and services. At Macquarie, we seek to manage these impacts by monitoring and reducing resource use, maintaining carbon neutrality, improving the sustainability of our supply chain and occupying and creating innovative and sustainable workplaces, through the implementation of our 2025 Sustainability Plan. In FY2022, the Plan was updated in line with current technical guidance, industry trends and Macquarie’s ambition to achieve Net Zero emissions.

2025 Sustainability Plan

Our FY2025 strategy is structured around five key pillars, aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As a practical and operational strategy, the 2025 Sustainability Plan reflects our commitment to further create a positive social and environmental impact across our global premises, data centres and supply chain to reflect best practice.

Our steps to reduce resource consumption include energy efficiency measures, data centre virtualisation and waste recycling across our global operations.

Through our focus on occupying sustainable workplaces we aim to design and construct new premises in line with sustainability best practice and, where possible, achieve accreditation such as 6 Star Green Star, LEED Platinum, BREEAM Excellent or equivalent.

Supply chain


direct suppliers

58/42 split

between ANZ region and the rest of the world in terms of spend

Top 5 supplier categories

Professional Services, Property & Facilities Management, IT, Market Data, HR

Macquarie is committed to ensuring high standards of environmental, social and governance performance throughout our supply chain. Therefore, we encourage our suppliers to have the same high standards – and to assist with this alignment, we have outlined our Principles for Suppliers. The Principles outline Macquarie’s expectations of our suppliers regarding human rights, environment, health and safety, and business ethics. They help Macquarie uphold its core values with the aim of having supplier relationships that create long term, sustainable value for our clients, shareholders and communities.

We acknowledge and value the important role of suppliers in our business success and therefore aim to foster strong supplier relationships that encourage collaboration. Suppliers should be familiar with the Principles for Suppliers and the core principles of Opportunity, Accountability and Integrity described in the Macquarie Group Code of Conduct. Macquarie encourages suppliers to conduct their own business in accordance with the principles set out in What We Stand For. Macquarie is committed to continuous improvement and this document is subject to modification from time to time.

Macquarie’s approach towards identifying and mitigating the risk of modern slavery within our business operations and direct supply chain is set out in our Modern Slavery Transparency Statement.

We strive to engage more diverse and sustainable suppliers by improving our internal processes and strengthening our partnerships.

For more information, please refer to our page on supplier diversity or the supplier portal.

To find out more about what we have done over the last year, refer to the Macquarie Group ESG Report.