Successful businesses need more than strong financial results, so we place great importance on what we do AND how we do it. Responsible business is embedded within our Strategy and is supported across the business via our Corporate Responsibility policies.
HOW WE MANAGE OUR BUSINESS TO DELIVER ON OUR STRATEGY
We promote a common culture and identity throughout the company. It sets out the way we do business and what it means to be part of our Company. It is our framework for a sound system of internal controls and all employees are required to comply with these policies in all aspects of their work.
OBJECTIVES AND IMPLEMENTATION
We operate throughout the UK, the European Market and also in Africa with a strong sense of responsibility towards our shareholders, customers, partners, employees and the communities in which we operate. Our strategy is built on sustainable growth.
In support of our strategy, we strive for a culture and identity as described in our Corporate Governance Policies. Our culture is based on strong values underpinned by straightforward policies and processes which guide the way we work and behave. We expect all employees to uphold our values and comply with our policies in all aspects of how they work.
Operational managers ensure that detailed controls (both operational and financial) are defined and implemented within the business in accordance with our Policies. They are required to confirm twice-yearly through an Operational Assurance Statement that their area of the business is in compliance with our Policies. This assurance forms one of our key performance indicators, helping us to create clarity and consistency in everything we do.
Our suppliers are based in the UK and overseas. We buy a range of major equipment, services, materials and components that contribute to the products and services we provide to our customers. We expect all our suppliers to adhere to the same core business principals, ethical standards and values that we operate by.