Corporate Social Responsibility Policy
In developing our strategy and setting out our policy for the first time we aim to deliver gradual but continuous improvements in our performance every year. As a result, our approach will continue to evolve over time, as we learn new things and utilise newer technology. To help define our policy we have divided it into four key areas:
We have a moral obligation to run our business in a way that has the lowest possible impact to our environment, and to continually develop new and improved initiatives. There are several ways we do this, firstly by reducing the pollution we create, lowering our consumption and minimising waste. Secondly, by increasing our reliance on renewable energy, using recycled materials, and focusing on sustainable resources. And, lastly by offsetting any remaining negative environmental impact through ongoing, long-term investments in greener projects.
We believe in being consistently fair, honest, and transparent in the way we engage with all our customers, suppliers, and employees. That we do not put profit above building long-term sustainable partnerships, or sourcing of goods and materials which are not ethically produced. Employee equality, job satisfaction, remuneration, working conditions and work-life balance are key to ensuring that we have employee, customer, and supplier satisfaction from working with our business.
We acknowledge that historically we have not been as active as we would like in supporting our local community, and the CSR policy is a great opportunity for us to rectify that. Despite having limited resources and manpower available, we will make every effort to identify local causes, and community projects which fit with our ethos that we can financially support. Every year we will find at least five local opportunities to support, which we will detail on a dedicated page on our website. As the business grows, and we have more staff we will then look to holding fundraising events and sponsored challenges as well as providing resources for local events.
We are committed to maintaining high standards amongst our suppliers, this includes refusing to source goods and materials from Countries that do not protect human rights. We oppose the exploitation of workers, and we will not tolerate forced labour, or labour which involves physical, verbal, or psychological harassment, or intimidation of any kind. We will not accept human trafficking or the exploitation of children and young people in our business and undertake all reasonable and practical steps to ensure that these standards are maintained throughout our supply chain.
This is the first draft of our corporate social responsibility document and will be updated and enhanced over time as we continue to develop our strategy. (LAST UPDATE: 20.12.2021).