CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY – POLICY FRAMEWORK
Good Corporate Citizen
Hoist Hire Services Limited seeks to be a good corporate citizen in everything that we do. We have therefore determined to bring together our existing operating principles into one framework policy under the heading of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The principles encompassed in this policy cover all areas of the Company’s operations and have been developed and continue to be reviewed against and updated by reference to relevant codes of corporate governance.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises established by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development and the UN Convention against Corruption.
The Hoist Hire Services Limited Board of Directors supports the principles set out in those codes and standards and the aim of this policy is to translate that support into a set of guidelines and standards that set a common approach for Hoist Hire Services Limited companies and provide practical guidance for our Managers and employees on the ground.
Compliance, monitoring and reporting
Compliance with this policy will be continuously monitored and subject to review by the Board of Hoist Hire Services Limited. Each Branch Manager is responsible for ensuring that the principles set out in this policy is communicated to, understood and observed by all employees and for ensuring compliance in their area of responsibility.
Employees who reasonably suspect that there has been a breach of this policy must report it to their line Manager, senior Management, or other mechanisms established by the Company to report such breaches. We recognise that employees may be reluctant to report concerns for fear of retaliation and will take disciplinary action against any employee who threatens or engages in retaliation, retribution or harassment of any person who has reported or is considering reporting a concern in good faith.
The Board of Hoist Hire Services Limited will not criticise Management for any loss of business resulting from adherence to the principles set out in this policy. All sections of this policy are underpinned by the Company’s Code of Business Ethics, which is set out in Section 1. The other areas covered by this policy are, Employment (Section 2), Customer and Community (Section 3) and Environment (Section 4).
Policy Dated 14/05/19
A full copy of the policy can be requested from the Head Office.