This statement is about how SIS takes into account its economic, social and environmental impact in the way it operates its business. By demonstrating our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility we aim to align our business values, purpose and strategy with the needs and requirements of our clients, whilst embedding such responsible and ethical principles into everything we do. The elements of this statement cover our approach in dealing with our clients, suppliers and the local community principles, in an effort to support reducing our energy, procurement, transport, water use and other business usage to enable us to reduce our carbon footprint and environmental impact.
Protection of the environment in which we live and operate is part of SIS’s values and principles and we consider it to be sound business practice. Care for the environment is one of our key responsibilities and an important part of the way in which we do business. As part of this policy statement we as a company commit to:
Compliance with all relevant environmental legislation, regulations and approved codes of practice
Protecting the environment by striving to prevent and minimise our contribution to pollution of land, air and water
Seeking to keep wastage to a minimum and maximise the efficient use of materials and resources
Managing and disposing of all waste in a responsible manner
Providing training for our staff so that we all work in accordance with this policy statement and within an environmentally aware culture
Regularly communicating our environmental performance to our employees clients and other significant stakeholders
Develop our management processes to ensure that environmental factors are considered during planning and implementation
Monitoring and continuously improving our environmental performance
The nature of our work as a Integrated Solutions Company means that we can inherently have an environmental impact. So bearing this in mind we will take careful consideration of environmental issues in all the services we provide and endeavour to reduce our environmental impact to as low a level as is possible.
The Managing Director in conjunction with his Senior Management Team will ensure that the Company reduces the environmental impact on the Company by:
Reducing all our transportation requirements wherever possible and utilising public transport and such facilities as telephone conference calls and video conferencing facilities
By using vehicles that are regularly serviced and checked with regards to their emission levels and economic use of fuel Sourcing and buying locally to save fuel costs wherever possible
Ensuring that all lights and equipment is switched off when not required Ensuring that water is used efficiently
Printing documents in mono and double sided wherever possible
Recycling of all waste (shredding all business documentation)
Sourcing recycled materials wherever possible
Working with like-minded suppliers who take steps to minimise their environmental impact
The Managing Director in conjunction with his Senior Management Team will also ensure that our work with the local community involves:
Working and supporting local and national charities
Encouraging volunteer work in community activities both locally and nationally
Supporting local schools wherever possible
The Managing Director in conjunction with his Senior Management Team will also ensure that we deal responsibly, openly and fairly with clients and potential clients by:
Ensuring that all our advertising and documentation about the business and its activities are clear, informative, legal, decent, honest and truthful
Being open and honest about our services and telling clients what they want to know, including what we do to be socially responsible
Ensuring that if something goes wrong we will acknowledge the problem and deal with it
We will listen to our clients so that this can help us improve our services we offer to them
We will ensure that we benchmark and evaluate what we do in order to constantly improve our competitive edge in the market place.
The managing Director in conjunction with his Senior Management Team will also ensure that we deal reasonably, openly and fairly with suppliers by:
Ensuring that we use local suppliers as much as possible
That we will endeavour to pay on time
Not expecting any discounts or rebates to have a detrimental effect on their business.
The operational and ultimate responsibility for the commitment to our corporate social responsibility principles lies with the Managing Director and Senior Management Team of SIS. Every employee of SIS is expected to give their full co-operation to the above principles in their activities at work. Suppliers and visitors are also expected to apply our environmental principles The effectiveness of the Policy Statement will be monitored and reviewed at least annually by the Managing Director to ensure the Company’s continuing compliance with any relevant legislation and to meet any new business requirements and to also identify any areas in need of improvement. We will also ensure that any changes are brought to the attention of our employees as necessary.