Corporate Social Responsibilities
Our global CR policy focuses on four key areas where we believe we can make the most difference.
For three of these – industry, environment and people – we have established a global framework for our operating companies to work within, allowing them flexibility over which area to invest in according to what will have the most meaning and impact locally.
Whilst local legal standards apply as an absolute minimum, we aim to achieve good practice in our local markets and share this across the group.
The fourth area – community – is entirely locally driven, allowing our people to support causes close to them and to become involved in their communities.
We aim to leverage the unique relationships that we have with our customers across the globe to continue to understand and support the issues and challenges that they face.
We continue to analyse our impact on our environment. We remain committed to reducing our energy consumption and related emissions where possible, as well as reducing our wider impacts such as resource use and waste to landfill.
We have a Code of Ethics which recognizes the importance of treating all of our employees fairly, covering issues such as responsible employment, diversity and equal opportunities. This is an effective way of communicating, at a high level, the principles which should be applied in the conduct of our business.
Our local communities are important to us. We support a number of charities and community organisations worldwide in order to make a positive impact on the communities where we have a presence.