Environmental, Social and Governance Overview
"Our commitment to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors is powered by our deep understanding and appreciation of the global workforce. Our ESG initiatives align with our corporate culture and differentiate us as an organization, while driving value for our stakeholders."
— Scott Staples, Chief Executive Officer
People are at the heart of everything we do.
As a leading global provider of technology solutions for screening, verification, safety, and compliance related to human capital, First Advantage delivers insights that help customers manage risk and hire the best talent. Enabled by our proprietary technology, our products and solutions help companies protect their brands and provide safer environments for their customers and their most important resources: employees, contractors, contingent workers, tenants, and drivers.
We are focused on operating with leading practices around environmentalism, social awareness, and governance — embedding these values into our corporate culture, strategy, and objectives.
First Advantage's company culture and values are reflected in our commitment to environmental, social, and corporate governance initiatives.
ESG Report At-A-Glance
Embracing ideas and feedback from numerous employee focus groups and with the ongoing support of external DE&I experts, First Advantage is executing a plan to meaningfully advance DE&I in the company through a focus on education, culture, geographic expansion, people, processes, and systems.
First Advantage provides long-term education programs for statutory and policy training, security and data protection awareness, and country-specific training. In addition, First Advantage continues to invest in management development, including its SOAR program for empowering managers and building leaders.
First Advantage takes its responsibility to shareholders, customers, employees, and job applicants seriously. These obligations require robust governance principles and practice. First Advantage is committed to a strong board, as shown by its well-qualified Directors of diverse backgrounds who oversee the Audit, Compensation, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.
These groups host events for the entire organization, with hundreds of team members in attendance from around the world. Two ERGs were created in 2021 — African, Black, Caribbean (ABC) and Women@FA — and more are planned for 2022 including Asian, Generations, and Pride.
First Advantage operates with a sustainable mindset and deep commitment to the environment. The company is working continuously to expand its strategies around sustainability.
Through the FA Cares program, First Advantage aims to provide leadership to causes, positioning the company to serve.
Looking Ahead, 2022 and Beyond
Our commitment to ESG remains strong. Our goal is to continue delivering superior customer experience, leveraging leading technology, automation, analytics, and our extensive global capabilities supported by our vast employee base. We are committed to continuing to be recognized as an outstanding employer that fosters and celebrates talent while we act deliberately and mindfully to support our customers in their own workforce growth.