At SSGC, we understand that we have a responsibility to conduct our business with integrity and in a way which respects the people we encounter - whether as employees, customers or suppliers.
It’s part and parcel of our commitment to delivering social value.
We are committed to giving back to the communities we serve. As a business, we have pledged our support for the Armed Forces Covenant and have put the military community at the very heart of our operations - from fundraising for wounded and injured veterans through our charity partner Mission Motorsport, to proactively supporting and recruiting retired uniformed personnel and their families, providing employment opportunities and stability at a time when many are struggling in the wake of the pandemic.
As well as ensuring we treat people with the respect they deserve, we also carefully consider the social, economic and environmental impact of our business operations and do whatever we can to make that impact a positive one.
Read on for our full Corporate Social Responsibility policy, which sets in stone our commitment to doing the right thing.
At SSGC, we define Corporate Social Responsibility as:
SSGC, is committed to being recognised as an organisation which is considerate of Corporate Social Responsibility. In doing so, we add value to our business and to our shareholders.
Our management team will act as role models, incorporating our Corporate Social Responsibility considerations into the decisions they make, across all our business activities.
SSGC management team will also ensure that appropriate organisational structures are in place to effectively identify, monitor and manage the business’s Corporate Social Responsibility performance and any issues arising.
Corporate Social Responsibility matters will be supported throughout our operations and administration, and every SSGC employee will strive to adopt the Corporate Social Responsibility considerations described in this Policy into their daily working activities.
This policy applies to activities undertaken by, or on behalf, of SSGC.
This Policy is built on the following areas that reflect existing and emerging standards of Corporate Social Responsibility:
We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of integrity and corporate governance practices in order to maintain excellence in our daily operations and to promote confidence in our governance systems. As such, SSGC, will conduct its business in an open, honest and ethical manner.
We recognise the importance of protecting our human, financial, physical, informational, social, environmental and reputational assets.
SSGC is committed to protecting the health & safety of all individuals affected by our activities including employees, contractors and the general public. SSGC, will provide a safe, healthy working environment and will not compromise the health and safety of any individual. Our goal is to have zero accidents.
As well as physical health and safety, we will support the mental and emotional wellbeing of our people. This includes our veterans, who we have pledged to support if they wish to remain in employment while they receive treatment for PTSD.
SSGC is committed to environmental protection and stewardship. We will work with our stakeholders, peers and others to promote responsible environmental practices and continuous improvement.
All SSGC employees are responsible and accountable for contributing to a safe working environment, for fostering a safe working attitude and for operating in an environmentally responsible manner at all times.
We will ensure that our employees are treated fairly and with dignity, and that consideration is given to their goals and aspirations. Diversity in the workplace will be embraced.
SSGC, will apply fair labour practices, while respecting the national and local laws of the United Kingdom.
We are committed to providing equal opportunities in all aspects of employment and will not engage in - or tolerate – any unlawful workplace conduct, including discrimination, intimidation or harassment.
SSGC, is a Disability Confident registered employer, and is committed to delivering inclusive recruitment practices.
Governments hold the primary responsibility to promote and protect human rights, but SSGC also has a responsibility to work with relevant governments and agencies to support and respect the human rights of people within our sphere of influence.
SSGC, has a zero-tolerance approach to human rights abuses and will not engage or be complicit in any activity that solicits or encourages human rights abuse.
We will always strive to build trust, deliver mutual advantage and demonstrate respect for human dignity and rights in all relationships we enter into as a business. This includes respecting cultures, customs and the values of individuals and groups.
SSGC's approach to delivering social value through our community investment program is based on collaboration, consultation and partnership.
We integrate Community Investment considerations into our decision making and business practices, and insist on local capacity building to develop mutually beneficial relationships with communities.
SSGC strives to provide employment and economic opportunities to the communities where we operate.
Approval For this Statement
This statement was approved by the Board of Directors on 27/10/2020 signed by Frano Lubura, Quality Manager/General Manager.