SUSTAINABILITY & ENVIRONMENT

 

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

At Technical Reality our business is driven by four guiding principles: innovation; delivery; partnership; and having a positive impact. We are commited to doing business responsibly and we aim to make it easy for businesses to reduce their impact through our refurbished and recycling solutions. 

Read more about our commitment to corporate social responibility and our environmental policy below.

1. CSR Policy

Our Commitment
Technical Reality is committed to the prosperity of our business and of the communities within which we operate, which requires a commitment to the sustainable management of our activities. We have, therefore developed a policy that affects and enhances all areas of our business.

Staff
We are committed to the well-being and continual development of our people and to training our workforce, where employees are appreciated, valued and given regular feedback so that each employee has a clear understanding of their role and how they contribute to the business.

All employees are recognised and rewarded based on their performance, effort, contribution and achievements.

We expect our employees to act with integrity towards one another and exercise a high standard of business practice and quality.

We support diversity, fairness and equal opportunities and aim to involve and consult regularly with employees as to the direction of the business.

Customers
We aim to build long term relationships with all our customers and other stakeholders by understanding their objectives as they evolve and meeting their needs.

We aim to give fair value, consistent quality and reliability.

We aim to have the highest professional and ethical standards and will be honest, open and transparent in all our dealings with customers.

Suppliers
We aim to create and maintain strong relationships with key suppliers and contractors.

We aim to choose suppliers that share our ethos about employment practices, quality and environmental controls. This will be communicated to all suppliers and potential suppliers.

Health & Safety
We aim to achieve and maintain the highest standards of health and safety and provide a safe and healthy working environment for all our activities.

Environment
We have implemented an environmental policy appropriate to our business

We are aware of our environmental impact as a business and have taken, and continue to take, appropriate steps to mitigate that impact.

The Community
We recognise and understand the significance of the local community within which we operate. We aim to enhance our contribution to the community by being sensitive to the needs of local people and groups and promoting ethical and socially responsible trading.

Environment

Environmental Policy
Technical Reality has a responsibility to the environment beyond legal and regulatory requirements. As an integral part of our business strategy and operating methods, we are committed to reducing our environmental impact and continually improving our environmental performance. As part of this, we will encourage customers, suppliers and other stakeholders to do the same.

Responsibility
Technical Reality and its employees are responsible for ensuring that this environmental policy is implemented. However, all our employees have a responsibility in their area to ensure that the aims and objectives of this policy are met.

Policy Aims
We endeavour to:

  • Comply with all relevant regulatory requirements.
  • Continually improve and monitor environmental performance.
  • Continually improve and reduce environmental impacts.
  • Incorporate environmental factors into business decisions.
  • Increase employee awareness and training.

Specifically, we will focus on the following areas:

Paper
We will:

  • Minimise the use of paper.
  • Take steps to reduce packaging as much as possible.
  • Seek to buy recycled and recyclable paper products.
  • Reuse and recycle all paper where possible.

Energy and water
We will seek to:

· Reduce the amount of energy used as much as possible.
· Switch off lights and electrical equipment when not in use.
· Adjust heating with energy consumption in mind. 
· Take energy consumption and efficiency of new products into account when purchasing them.

Office supplies
We will:

  • Evaluate the environmental impact of any new products we intend to purchase

  • Favour more environmentally friendly and efficient products wherever possible.

  • Reuse and recycle everything we can.

Transportation
We will:

  • Reduce the need to travel, restricting to necessity trips only.
  • Promote the use of travel alternatives such as e-mail or video/phone conferencing.

Maintenance and cleaning
We will:

  • Only use licensed and appropriate organisations to dispose of waste.
    Use environmentally friendly products.

Monitoring and improvement
We will:

  • Comply with all relevant regulatory requirements.
  • Continually improve and monitor environmental performance.
  • Continually improve and reduce environmental impacts.
  • Incorporate environmental factors into business decisions.
  • Increase employee awareness through training.
  • Review this policy and any related business issues on a regular basis.

Culture
We will:

  • Update this policy at least annually in consultation with staff and other stakeholders, where necessary.
  • Involve staff in the implementation of this policy, for greater commitment and improved performance.
  • Provide staff with relevant environmental training.
  • Work with suppliers, contractors and subcontractors to improve their environmental performance.
 
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