Sustainability

How we ensure sustainability

One of the most important steps we have taken is to become a member of Business in the Community (BITC) - an organisation whose purpose is to mobilise business for good, and to provide a clear framework to help improve performance and benefit society in four specific areas. These are:

  • Community
  • Environment
  • Workplace
  • Marketplace

In 2017, we reduced our carbon emissions by 1%, and achieved 95% recycling rate. We also supported 334 Social Value projects. Via these projects the business also donated £82,000 to charitable causes across the country. These achievements typify our ongoing commitment to CSR.

As a member of BITC we are committed to introducing more responsible practices in all of these areas. This involves our whole company, from the boardroom to apprentices. It is all about enhancing relationships with our customers, suppliers and the wider world that we all come into contact with. In our day-to-day work, we can all make a difference by following the guidelines and aiming for the goals identified in our CSR strategy.

Supply Chain

Through this strategy, we continue to introduce new initiatives, forums for debate, ways of monitoring progress and reporting back, and setting targets to help us measure progress.

We have always been conscious of our responsibilities, and were one of the first companies within our market sector to commit to this campaign. We see it as a key factor in achieving our goals of being a leader and innovator in corporate social responsibility.

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