London, UK – Today, 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, Brighton, Copenhagen 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 AXONSustainability@axon-com.com.

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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 real-world evidence 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.

About AVENIR GLOBAL

AVENIR GLOBAL is a Montreal-based holding and management company with an active operations mindset and a hands-on approach to all its investments. A global powerhouse of specialist communications firms, AVENIR GLOBAL has 1,000 staff and offices in 23 locations across Canada, the U.S., Europe and the Middle East, and ranks among the top 15 largest communication firms in the world.

In Canada, AVENIR GLOBAL owns NATIONAL Public Relations, the country’s leading public relations firm, servicing clients across a wide range of sectors, which includes NATIONAL Capital Markets, the industry’s foremost investor relations and financial services practice. In the United States, AVENIR GLOBAL owns SHIFT Communications, a data-driven integrated communications agency; and the public relations and communication company Padilla, which includes the brand consultancy Joe Smith, the food and nutrition experts at FoodMinds and the research authorities at SMS Research Advisors. In Europe, AVENIR GLOBAL owns the London-based strategic communications consultancy Madano and Hanover, one of the EMEA’s leading strategic communications and public affairs consultancies, with offices in London, Brussels, Dublin, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Hanover Group also includes creative communications agency The Playbook, and the brand and culture consultancy Multiple. The AVENIR GLOBAL network also includes healthcare specialists AXON Communications, with offices in Toronto, the U.S., the U.K. and Europe, and healthcare creative agency Cherry, based in London.

AVENIR GLOBAL is owned by RES PUBLICA Consulting Group.