We are committed to providing a quality service/product in a manner that ensures a safe and healthy workplace for our employees and minimises our potential impact on the environment.
We will operate in compliance with all relevant environmental legislation and we will strive to use pollution prevention and environmental best practices in all we do.
Our Sustainability Policy is based upon the following principles:
- To comply with (and exceed where practicable) all applicable legislation, regulations and codes of practice.
- To integrate sustainability considerations into all our business decisions.
- To ensure that all staff are fully aware of our Sustainability Policy and are committed to implementing and improving it.
- To minimise the impact on sustainability of all office and transportation activities.
- To make clients and suppliers aware of our Sustainability Policy, and encourage them to adopt sound sustainable management practices.
- To review, annually report, and to continually strive to improve our sustainability performance.
In order to put these principles into practice we will:
Travel and meetings
- Use public transport to attend meetings, site visits etc. apart from exceptional circumstances where the alternatives are impractical and/or cost prohibitive.
- Avoid physically travelling to meetings etc. where alternatives are available and practical, such as using teleconferencing, video conferencing, Skype or web cams, and efficient timing of meetings to avoid multiple trips. These options are also often more time efficient, while not sacrificing the benefits of regular contact with clients and partners.
- To promote walking, cycling and the use of public transport for our staff to get to work. Our offices are conveniently located for bus and train travel.
- Reduce the need for our staff to travel by supporting alternative working arrangements, including home working where appropriate.
- Minimise our use of paper and other office consumables, for example by double-siding all paper used, and identifying opportunities to reduce waste.
Consumption of resources
- As far as possible, arrange for the re-use or recycling of office waste, including paper, computer supplies and redundant equipment.
- Reduce our energy consumption by purchasing energy efficient equipment and good housekeeping.
Staff training and investment
- Promote environmental awareness among our employees and encourage them to work in an environmentally responsible manner.
- Train and inform our employees about environmental issues that may affect their work.
Working practices and advice to clients
- Ensure that any associates/contractors that we employ take account of sustainability issues.
- Include a copy of our Sustainability Policy in all our proposals to clients.
- Communicate our environmental commitment to clients, customers and the public and encourage them to support it by including our Sustainability Policy on our website.
- Strive to continually improve our environmental performance and minimise the social impact and damage of activities by periodically reviewing our environmental policy in light of our current and planned future activities.
Examples of how we are sustainable
- We have staff who cycle on a daily basis to get to work
- We have staff who work from home to avoid the need to travel
- We use Skype for meetings and teleconferences
- We use public transport to attend meetings and site visits
- We use digital documents rather than paper-based copies
- The very nature of our business as an e-Learning company
Equal opportunities policy
An effectively implemented equal opportunities policy will help us to:
- Provide an environment conducive to the promotion of fair and equal opportunities to all staff
- Ensure fair treatment for all job applicants and existing members of staff
- Ensure fair treatment for all others with whom we have contact e.g. contractors and customers
- Make the best possible use of our existing and potential workforce
- Improve employment practices and staff morale
- Attract, develop and retain the good quality staff who are essential for achievement of our business objectives
- Avoid unlawful or unfair discrimination
Day One believes that it is in everyone’s best interests to ensure that the experience, talents and skills available throughout the company are considered when employment or development opportunities arise.
- Equal opportunities impose rights and responsibilities for every member of staff.
- Everyone has a right to fair and dignified treatment.
- This means that no-one will be discriminated against nor harassed.
- Every member of staff has an obligation to ensure fair and dignified treatment.
- The contribution of everyone will be valued and everyone will be treated purely on their merits.