Corporate Social Responsibility policy statement
We acknowledge that running our business has an effect on society. In particular, we have a responsibility to our clients, our employees, and our associates, as well as the broader community in which we operate.
We are committed to taking responsibility for our actions and encourage a positive contribution towards improving standards for our clients and employees, minimising our impact on the environment and improving the quality of the local community.
By putting our CSR into practice, we are committed, wherever possible, to:
- Conduct ourselves responsibly and in an ethical manner
- Create a positive and supportive working environment
- Support local charities and communities, through running partnership events
- Improve service levels to clients
- Minimise, and offset where possible, the impact on our environment.
Our CSR principles
We aim to adopt the highest professional standards and not to act in such a way as to compromise our firm’s integrity.
We actively promote respect between our staff members in their dealings with each other and with clients and other third parties.
Our working environment
We recognise that our staff are our most important resource. We actively seek to offer our staff a positive and healthy working environment and ensure that they have rewarding careers and job satisfaction.
We maintain a Staff Handbook, which sets out the rights and expectations of all members of staff. We seek to ensure that all staff have access to the training they need both for their own development and to enable them to deliver a high-quality service. Our procedures in relation to training and development can be found within our Staff Handbook.
We consider all staff members to be equal and we aim to create a working environment which is free of unlawful discrimination. For more information on this please review our Diversity and Inclusion policy.
We run a number of initiatives to support our community, both our technical community in London and across the UK, but also our wider community through charitable partnerships and outreach.
Through our inclusive community, we strive to bring together less-represented members of the technical community. Creating a space where they feel welcome and providing them with the tools to engage with the technical event scene.
As a company we regularly support a chosen charity through ‘Donate your day’ initiatives, or by donating our time and expertise to assist charities solve business problems.
In considering our impact on the community we have resolved to reduce, and offset where possible, the carbon footprint of the company. This includes the business energy usage and transport.
We are committed to delivering a high level of service to all our clients. We understand that our business exists in a very competitive market and in order to retain our clients we need to deliver a professional and ethical service.
8.2 Wherever possible, we take steps to promote a diverse and inclusive working environment of equal opportunity across our client sites. We take steps to ensure that we run inclusive interviews for associates, and that our clients understand the importance of fostering a diverse and inclusive environment within their business. Please refer to our Diversity and Inclusion Policy for further Information.
We are committed to behaving responsibly and to minimising our impact on the environment. We aim to minimise our impact on the environment by:
- Minimising waste and adopting sensible recycling policies in respect of our paper and food consumption
- Ensuring that electrical equipment and lights are off when not in use
- Ensuring that heating is turned off or down outside office hours
Additionally, where we cannot reduce our carbon footprint, we will offset it through partnerships with tree planting organisations. By May 2021 we will have offset our carbon footprint from 2019, and this partnership will be renewed annually.
Read the full policy here