Our CSR Policy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our CSR policy and goals form an integral part of our company culture and ethos.

Corporate social responsibility

Part of our vision is to use our position as recruiters to help our clients and the community that we serve by ensuring that we operate as an ethically sound and responsible organisation.

The environment

We have developed a strong environmental strategy and aim to reduce our carbon footprint by 25% over the next two years, by reducing our waste and emissions.

Climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing every developed country and at Kirkwood Consulting we believe in playing a key part in doing our bit for the environment we live and work in.

To reduce waste in both our offices we have removed all individual bins and we recycle paper, cardboard, glass, plastic, metal, toners and electrical equipment. The removal of individual bins saw our recycling increase substantially and we are looking to encourage recycling across our network of offices as intrinsic behaviour.

To reduce our direct greenhouse gas emissions we have:

Introduced lighting controls to reduce our energy consumption. All staff have been educated to turn off their PCs and other office equipment, when they leave the office at the end of the day.
Reduced deliveries around our network of offices to cut down unnecessary delivery emissions.
Promoted more environmentally friendly alternatives to support our office function through better use of equipment, reducing consumables, promoting recycled products and promoting the principles of a paperless office.

Supply chain

Where appropriate, we positively discriminate in favour of suppliers holding the ISO 14001 environmental accreditation. This standard improves the sustainability of the manufacturing processes carried out by our suppliers.

When purchasing office furniture we source materials manufactured using raw materials from sustainable sources by FSC accredited suppliers.

People

A safe working environment
We take the health and safety of our employees

 

very seriously and ensure a safe working environment in the following ways:

Reviewing our policy annually

Communicating our policy and health & safety guidelines in our company handbook – a copy is given to all new employees and the most recent version is available in the company policies and procedures folder.

Detailing best practice for a safe working environment through our health & safety manual
Carrying out risk assessments annually to review the office working conditions.

Making flexible working available to employees for the accommodation of family commitments
Providing childcare scheme
Giving the opportunity to employees to take a twelve week sabbatical after five years of employment – this is a welcome career break to many who appreciate the security of the job they will return to

Giving

Financial donations
Through various fundraising initiatives including,
Dress-down Friday, Black Tie dinner events and employees running for their chosen charities we have raised over £2,000 to date.

Giving in kind

All excess equipment is donated to local charities and Horton Kirby School, supporting our “reduce, reuse, recycle” ethos
All our employees are entitled to “three days a year to make a difference”. This ensures that everyone in the company, should they wish to, has the opportunity to volunteer their time and expertise to company and personal backed projects.

Diversity

Throughout the recruitment process Kirkwood Consulting is wholeheartedly committed to supporting the principles of equal opportunities and opposes all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination on the grounds of gender, colour, race, nationality, ethnic origin, sex, marital status, disability, part-time or fixed-term status, parental responsibilities, age, religion or sexual orientation.

Our consultants receive regular and comprehensive training on diversity and we also provide free employment law updates to our clients through a leading law firm. We champion diversity and believe its sets us apart from our competitors.

For more information on our services contact us on 01322 869244.