Environmental, Social, Governance wheel, Merlin works hard to consider ESG in its operations

How we care

Merlin is mindful of our place within the wider community.  As an energy company we understand current environmental issues and the push to secure our planet for future generations.  We will work to be part of those changes by providing technical support which considers, and aims to limit, the impact of energy production from fossil fuels while also supporting emerging renewable energy solutions.

As Merlin is Employee-Owned, the staff are the company, and so we strive to create a safe, stimulating and fun environment for them to work in. In addition, we encourage our staff to give back to their local and global communities.

Environmental

As part of the company strategy, Merlin is committed to transitioning to 25% non-fossil fuel revenue within 5 years.

As part of the company strategy, Merlin is committed to transitioning to 25% non-fossil fuel revenue within 5 years.

We recognise the need for continued fossil fuel products in the near term and so work to optimise projects to minimise their environmental impact.

We recognise the need for continued fossil fuel products in the near term and so work to optimise projects to minimise their environmental impact.

As we operate across the globe, Merlin uses video conferencing to ensure close links with clients, thus limiting the need for travel.

As we operate across the globe, Merlin uses video conferencing to ensure close links with clients, thus limiting the need for travel.

We run a paperless office and encourage staff to work digitally, reducing environmental impact of printing.

We run a paperless office and encourage staff to work digitally, reducing environmental impact of printing.

Merlin is committed to using environmentally friendly products across our business.

Merlin is committed to using environmentally friendly products across our business.

Social

As an employee owned company, all employees have voice. This brings staff together and encourages development in areas of interest.

As an employee owned company, all employees have voice. This brings staff together and encourages development in areas of interest.

We have a number of support services in place to help with mental and physical well being of staff.

We have a number of support services in place to help with mental and physical well being of staff.

Health & safety is important and Merlin maintains an excellent record.

Health & safety is important and Merlin maintains an excellent record.

In-keeping with the drive to secure our planet for the future, Merlin use fair trade products across their offices.

In-keeping with the drive to secure our planet for the future, Merlin use fair trade products across their offices.

Merlin is proud to be a sustaining sponsor of the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain. This organisation provides support to members in the oil and gas industry and also takes a leading role in driving the Energy Transition. Read more

As we are on the doorstep of the Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark, Merlin is proud to provide both knowledge and financial support to this area of outstanding geology.

As we are on the doorstep of the Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark, Merlin is proud to provide both knowledge and financial support to this area of outstanding geology. Read more

Being passionate about geosciences, staff take the opportunity to work as STEM ambassadors in order to share their enjoyment with the next generation.

Being passionate about geosciences, staff take the opportunity to work as STEM ambassadors in order to share their enjoyment with the next generation. Read more

Company Governance

Becoming Employee-Owned enables employees to actively participate in the governance of the company.

Becoming Employee-Owned enables employees to actively participate in the governance of the company.

Merlin is employee owned

The Merlin Board is accountable to an Employee Owner Trust Board which includes a Director elected by the staff.

Merlin has a diverse workforce

Merlin employs staff purely on the basis of skill and work ethic. We are pleased to have a diverse workforce within the company.

The Merlin employee handbook ensures staff adherence to company policies that include anti-bribery and business ethics.

The Merlin employee handbook ensures staff adherence to company policies that include anti-bribery and business ethics.

Merlin follows a rigorous internal quality assurance process ensuring our clients receive our best work.

Merlin follows a rigorous internal quality assurance process ensuring our clients receive our best work.