Our approach to sustainability

Building a sustainable approach to business has been at the heart of Robert Walters' culture since 1985. It started with creating a fulfilling environment for our people to work in and instilling a belief in doing recruitment the right way.

In turn we developed a genuinely passionate group of people who wanted to look after our clients for the long-term. Our people stayed with us, developing lasting careers. They grew the business around the globe, taking our unique culture with them. Their passion extends beyond the business to supporting the communities we work in today.

Whether we’re developing great relationships with clients, working hard to engage our people, partnering with charities, or encouraging diversity, it’s all part of our sustainable business strategy.

Our approach is to keep charitable and social initiatives relevant to our local communities, building on the strengths of our people and making them integral to our business strategy. It means social responsibility isn’t an afterthought, it’s part of what we do.

Doing things the right way creates long-term value for Robert Walters and our key stakeholders.


Our sustainability cornerstones 


Our approach to sustainability begins with our people. By creating a fulfilling environment for our people to work in we have developed a genuinely passionate group of people who want to look after our candidates and clients for the long-term.

Communities & charity

Whether it’s back to work interview skills for the unemployed, or working together to make a child’s dream come true, we focus on getting involved in charities that affect the local communities in which we’re based. Social responsibility is a key part of our values.

Clients & candidates

We have always focused on building long-term relationships and retaining our clients and candidates for the long-term. Taking the time to deliver a high level of service means clients use us again and candidates trust us to manage their careers.


Although our impact on the environment is minimal as an office-based organisation, our operations worldwide are now fully carbon balanced.  We are carbon offsetting through the World Land Trust and the UK's Woodland Trust. Our funds are helping to restore and protect threatened forest in key areas.