It is with great pleasure that we present our first sustainability report. In this report, we would like to reaffirm our commitment to sustainable corporate governance by means of concrete measures and projects. TPA is a company with firm roots in Austria and an international orientation, looking back on more than 40 years of organic growth. Our work is based on values that are upheld and lived together: Integrity and appreciation, responsibility, and trust.
This report deals with the activities of TPA Tax Advisory in 2020, a year in which a virus took over the world and set things in motion that previously seemed unimaginable to us. We had to recognise how much global networking of people and goods, the interconnectedness by modern communication technologies or by travel activities have become an integral part of the economy, but also of our daily lives. We experienced accelerated digitalisation of working and living environments due to lockdowns, and how our private and professional lives as well as our way of working were abruptly subjected to worldwide rapid change.
The future is sustainable and at TPA we are committed to our social and environmental responsibility, to make the greatest possible contribution through our knowledge, competence, objectivity, and independence. We are guided by the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations and want to make our contribution to climate protection and resource conservation for a better future. We are convinced that economic growth and climate protection can be mutually beneficial. We are therefore in favour of a business-oriented climate policy that provides positive impetus for economic growth and would like to bring this closer to our stakeholders.
With this in mind, we wish you an interesting read and would like to express our sincere thanks to our clients, to our partners and, of course, to our employees for their tireless commitment and support of the idea of sustainability in the company. Because responsibility matters and we carry it together at TPA.