Social Responsibility Policy
The Busworks is committed to operating its business in a proper manner with regard to its legal obligations and according to relevant directives, regulations and codes of practice, whilst remaining both sensitive and responsible. We are committed to supporting the Government’s vision for Corporate Social Responsibility in terms of businesses taking account of their economic, social and environmental impacts, specifically:
- Promoting business activity that brings simultaneous economic, social and environmental benefits.
- Encouraging innovative approaches and continuing development and application of best practices.
- Ensuring best minimum levels of performance in areas such as health & safety, the environment and equal opportunities.
- Providing a rewarding, challenging and great place to work.
Commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility
The Busworks is committed to operating in a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable way, recognising the impact and effect we can have on the environment and community in which we operate.
We ensure that we provide a motivational, fulfilling and positive environment in which to work. We focus on ongoing coaching and training of our staff, whilst recognising their achievements and rewarding their efforts.
We completely value and encourage diversity within our workforce, drawing upon the widest possible range of views and experiences to support and enable The Busworks’ ethos and continued success and growth. We seek to promote diversity and to respond to the needs of all individuals in a fair and equitable manner, whilst observing our commitment and responsibility to current legislation (including the Equality Act 2010). Our approach to equal opportunities applies equally to both our own employees, clients and suppliers.
Environmental Management & Objectives
We are a business driven and guided by our core values, ever mindful of the environment and future of our planet. Whilst The Busworks does not produce any emissions or pollutants that come under the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Regulations, we are still working hard to be fully sustainable by 2030.
Current practices for meeting the objectives for Environmental Management include:
- Solar panels are installed on part of our roof generating much of our electricity, with plans to increase these over time.
- Charging points in the car park for cars and bikes.
- We have a comprehensive recycling system throughout the buildings with re-cycling bins in every kitchen.
- We use low energy light bulbs throughout the buildings with automatic light sensors.
- We keep printing to an absolute minimum and recycle paper internally wherever possible.
- Almost every office space benefits from natural daylight and ventilation with solid, very thick brick walls.
- Dating from 1883 the whole building represents tonnes of embodied carbon.
- Ensuring that buildings are maintained in a manner that minimises environmental impact.
- Eco power and gas purchased from Ecotricity
- Re-cycling of redundant IT equipment
- Tree-planting in the car park
Ethical Purchasing & Procurement
The Busworks is committed to procuring its works, goods and services in an ethically and environmentally sensitive way, yet with proper regard to its commercial obligations. Purchasing is undertaken in a manner that offers fair and objective evaluation of offers from all potential suppliers.
Human Rights & Slavery
The Busworks is completely opposed to the use of slavery in all forms; cruel, inhuman or degrading punishments; and any attempt to control or reduce freedom of thought, conscience and religion.
The company will ensure that all of its employees, agents and contractors are entitled to their human rights as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The company will not enter into any business arrangement with any person, company or organisation which fails to uphold the human rights of its workers or who breaches the human rights of those affected by the organisation’s activities, in compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.