Our reporting

Our Approach


Our 2019 Sustainability Report was developed following the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards guidelines.

Please consult our GRI Content Index for more information.


Scope of Report

This MCI Sustainability Report covers the period from 1 January 2019 until 31 December 2019. The scope and issues covered in our sustainability report were selected based on the GRI Standards Reporting Principles, the GRI Boundary Protocol, stakeholder input and on-going trend analysis. We take a precautionary approach to our sustainability strategy and report on issues that our material to our current and future business, and our stakeholders.

This website also serves as the MCI Communication on Progress (COP) Report for the United Nations Global Compact. We report at the GC Advanced Level.


Changes and Restatements

We expanded our global footprint with the integration of four new offices in Hangzhou (China), Lisbon (Portugal), Chicago (USA) and Hamburg (Germany).

In 2019, we introduced a new tool to track our carbon emissions, which helps us report more accurate figures (mainly on travel), and we are also now measuring our digital footprint.

No other significant changes or restatements from the previous reporting periods have been made.

Why do we report?


We produce this sustainability report for three key reasons:


  • Drive the performance of our sustainability processes and accountability
  • Build trust in the MCI brand by transparently communicating our past performance and future strategy
  • Compliance: clients, governments and financial institutions are increasingly demanding that we report on our sustainability programme

Feedback Appreciated

The journey to sustainability is a collaborative one. Your thoughts about this report as well as any suggestions that might help us to improve the efficiency and impact of our efforts towards sustainability are most welcome.

Please e-mail your comments to our Sustainability team.


We would like to say a particular thank you to all our MCI talents and particularly the following colleagues for their time reviewing and providing feedback that improved this report: Joëlle Zumwald, Carlo Saya and Marine Montloin from People & Culture; Olivier Giauque and Anne Lesca from HQ Finance; Avinash Chandarana from our MCI Institute, and our Global Sustainability Team: Erica Fawer, Emmanuel André and Marine Mugnier.

A special thank you to Samantha Fouche from Red Calabash for her WordPress expertise and assistance with the fine tuning of our website.

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