IMS Luxembourg, a non-profit organisation for sustainability and corporate responsibility, shared its 2024 programme during a presentation conference on Thursday 8 February 2024, noting a few key elements: the importance of training with the Sustainability Academy, two highlights for sustainability and a network which welcomes 40 new member organisations.
IMS noted that the number of subjects on which to raise awareness, act, measure impacts and train staff can quickly feel overwhelming for companies. Climate emergency, loss of biodiversity, waste management, eco-mobility, carbon neutrality, respect for human rights, information overload, well-being at work, partnerships between associations and companies, diversity and inclusion, talent retention, skills of the future and orientation, new economic approaches, responsible purchasing and consumption are some of the many challenges that companies must respond to and on which they are expected by their stakeholders.
Faced with the growing interest of companies to transform sustainably, IMS Luxembourg's activities are developing, and the subjects remain multiple and interconnected. The vision remains the same: “to make Luxembourg the benchmark for a prosperous and sustainable society”.
Two years after its launch, the Sustainability Academy is positioned as the only academy in Luxembourg entirely dedicated to sustainable development themes. It offers intra-company and tailor-made training to respond as closely as possible to the needs of all companies in Luxembourg. It continues its growth with a dedicated resource in the IMS team and the arrival of new experts bringing the number of trainers to more than twenty-five to date. More than forty training themes are covered on the three pillars of sustainable development: people, planet and prosperity.
The following will be two highlights in 2024, open to all organisations in Luxembourg:
• in 2024, the 2nd edition of the IMS Luxembourg Sustainability Awards will reward the best national sustainable development practices implemented in organisations in Luxembourg in four distinct categories: people, planet, prosperity and sustainability team. Participation is free and open to any organisation established in Luxembourg, whether or not it is a member of IMS and whatever its size, its status (private, public or associative) and its sector of activity. Applications will open in mid-February. Organisations will have until midnight 14 June 2024 to submit their applications.
• the 13th edition of the Luxembourg Sustainability Forum (LSF) will take place in the second half of 2024. The LSF is a major event in terms of sustainable development in Luxembourg. Organised each year by the IMS team, it brings new perspectives as well as concrete solutions to environmental and social challenges. Open to all and a true crossroads of stakeholders, this day brings together renowned personalities, experts, companies, associations, public organisations and students committed to a resilient and inclusive society.
At the conference on Thursday, the IMS team welcomed 40 new member organisations. The IMS network currently has 225 member companies, 294 signatories of the Diversity Charter and 103 associate members.
This year, IMS welcomes into the network organisations from various sectors such as finance, insurance and consulting, the public sector, health, industry and logistics, innovation, events, construction and engineering, education or even new technologies.
The 40 new organisations are: A Beautiful Green, Administration Parlementaire, ALFI, Amrop Luxembourg, Amundi Luxembourg S.A, Baker McKenzie, Bamolux, C.K S.A - Charles Kieffer Group, CA HUB@Luxembourg (Le Village by CA Luxembourg), CDEC, Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg (CHL), CMS Luxembourg, COMPOSIL, Cubis Luxembourg, Deutsche Bank Luxembourg SA, École privée Notre-Dame Sainte-Sophie, EHS 3 Frontières, EVITY SA, Fund Channel, Goblet Lavandier & Associés, Highlight Consulting, ITX Luxembourg SA (Inditex), Keter Luxembourg Sàrl, La Luciole, Luxembourg Congrès SA (ECCL), LuxTrust, Mizuho Trust & Banking, Neurolead, on.perfekt, Restopolis, Schroder Investment Management (Europe) SA, SIX Financial Information Luxembourg SA, Société de développement Agora sàrl et Cie, Société de l’aéroport de Luxembourg (Lux Airport), STEINMETZDEMEYER – STDM, Swiss Re Europe SA, TK Elevator, TrAxxion SA, VISTIM and XXA architecture.
Beyond the borders of Luxembourg, IMS has also developed links with an ecosystem of international organisations. These exchanges nourish the work and actions of IMS on a daily basis and make it possible to bring new products and innovations. These links ensure that network members remain at the forefront of sustainable development issues. IMS is the national contact point for B Corp, Capitals Coalition, the European Commission DG Justice, CSR Europe, Mental Health at Work and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) as well as the second hub in Luxembourg for the Inner Development Goals.