We are a professional forward thinking business committed to managing and developing the way we do business to ensure a better future for our staff, clients and the community alike. We understand the need for accountability for the social, economic and environmental impact of our operations and our commitment is reflected through policies for the following:
We are an environmentally responsible business and have implemented measures to reduce our carbon emissions and the consumption of energy, fuels and water through the principles of reducing, re-using and re-cycling.
In 2012 we embarked on a 10 year carbon reduction plan aimed at achieving a 5% reduction per annum with target goal of a 50% reduction by the end of 2021. The actual reduction achieved was 56%, including an 80% reduction in carbon emissions from business mileage.
We are now embarking on the second 10 year programme and based on the current data on emissions we forecast that we will achieve net zero by 2030. Since 2021 we adopted offsetting to allow us to be carbon neutral until net zero is achieved.
Social Well Being & Equality
We recognise that our staff are the Practice’s greatest asset and we are committed to creating an environment that is supportive, nurturing and inclusive. All our staff are provided with opportunities to develop their personal and professional skills so that as a team we can continue to deliver successful innovative services to our Clients.
We are an equal opportunities employer. We support the principle of Equality and Diversity in employment and oppose all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.
All employees will be made aware of the provisions of this policy and all employees are required to ensure that the policy is carried out properly as in addition to being committed to equal opportunities internally within the workplace.
We will continue to take every possible step to ensure that individuals are treated equally and fairly and that decisions on recruitment, selection, training, promotion and career management are based solely on individual merits and abilities, appropriate to the job.
We work within the requirements of all current legislation and we implement the provisions of regulatory codes of practice in employment.
We recognise that others are less fortunate than ourselves and we are dedicated to providing support to maximise the social value and beneficial impact that we can bring to the communities in which we operate. This is delivered in partnership with the clients, contractors and consultants we work with and includes:
- Work placements for students
- Free advice for charities and other community organisations
- Participation in volunteer days
- Providing support and business to start up businesses and other SME’s
- Donations to support good causes
In 2015 we provided sponsorship to both Cheshire Fire Cadets, for their Nepal School Building Project and Birkenhead School Parents Association, whilst in 2016 we supported The Wirral Chamber Rucksack Challenge through the donation of food, clothing and other supplies to help local homeless persons over Christmas.