Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the concept whereby organisations integrate social and environmental concerns into their business operations and into their interaction with their stakeholders on a voluntary basis. The Company is committed to adopting best practice in this area.
The Company is fully committed to the principle of CSR and intends that CSR should become embedded, where appropriate, into its policies and practices, to the benefit of staff as well as the wider community. There is already much good work which could be classified as contributing to CSR taking place within the Company and this policy and future strategy will build on this in future.
The Company aims to be recognised as an organisation that is transparent and ethical in all its dealings as well as making a positive contribution to the community in which it operates. It is committed to the following core values in all aspects of its work, including the fulfilment of its social responsibility:
The Company will seek to achieve corporate and social objectives by focusing on the following strategic areas:
Other individual policies in relation to the above targeted strategies will be developed, where necessary, to detail the systems and procedures relevant to each area.
Existing policies in some areas may already, at least in part, address the issues listed above, and initial work will focus on integrating these with CSR principles.
The Company recognises that we must integrate our business values and operations to meet the expectations of our stakeholders. They include customers, employees, suppliers, the community and the environment.
It is our aim to:
CSR activity undertaken by the Company will be reported to the board of directors on a regular (at least annual) basis. In addition, CSR activity will be publicised both through the internal communication, and externally as appropriate, through a variety of media.
All employees and directors are responsible for adopting and implementing the Company’s policy on CSR. The HR Manager shall be the person with overall responsibility for ensuring the implementation of the policy.
The Company’s policies on CSR are reviewed by the HR Manager and the board of directors on an ongoing basis and at least annually. Any suggestions as to how the Company may better achieve its above stated aims should be discussed in the first instance with the HR Manager.