Corporate Social Responsibility Policy
Uncommon is committed to operating its business in a manner that is both sensitive and responsible, with proper regard to its legal obligations and according to relevant directives, regulations and codes of practice. It is also committed to supporting the Government’s vision for Corporate Social Responsibility in terms of businesses taking account of their economic, social and environmental impacts, specifically:
- Promoting business activity that brings simultaneous economic, social and environmental benefits.
- Encouraging innovative approaches and continuing development and application of best practices.
- Ensuring best minimum levels of performance in areas such as health & safety, the environment and equal opportunities.
- Providing a rewarding, challenging and great place to work.
Commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility
Uncommon recognises that its operations have an effect on the communities and environment in which it operates. In light of this, the company is committed to operating in a socially responsible manner, as well as operating in an environmentally sustainable manner.
We are committed to ensuring that we provide a motivational, fulfilling and fun environment in which to work. We focus hard on recruiting and training the best people, recognising their achievements and rewarding their efforts.
It is the aim of Uncommon to create an environment that encourages and values diversity within its workforce and builds on the difference’s individuals bring, enabling the company’s continued success. We aim to draw upon the widest possible range of views and experiences in order to meet the changing needs of our staff, clients and partners.
We seek to promote diversity and to respond to the needs of all individuals in a fair and equitable manner, whilst observing our commitment and responsibility to current legislation (including the Equality Act 2010). Our approach to equal opportunities applies equally to both our own employees and the way in which we recruit our team members.
Environmental Management & Objectives
Whilst Uncommon does not produce any emissions or pollutants that come under the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Regulations, the company has identified that it’s most significant impacts on the environment include:
- Disposal & recycling of waste (including paper and consumables).
- Energy & water usage.
- Purchase of consumables.
- Maintenance of buildings.
Current practices for meeting the objectives for Environmental Management include:
- Maximising the reuse, recycling and sustainable disposal of waste.
- Minimising unnecessary energy usage and waste.
- Purchasing consumables in an environmentally sustainable and fair manner.
- Minimising unnecessary water usage and waste.
- Ensuring that buildings are maintained in a manner that minimises environmental impact.
Ethical Purchasing & Procurement
Uncommon is committed to procuring its works, goods and services in an ethically and environmentally sensitive way, yet with proper regard to its commercial obligations, ensuring that suppliers deliver to agreed timescales, quality and cost. Purchasing is undertaken in a manner that offers fair and objective evaluation of offers from all potential suppliers.
Information & Confidentiality
Information received by employees, contractors or agents of the company will not be used for any personal gain, nor will it be used for any purpose beyond that for which it was given. The company will at all times ensure that it complies with all applicable requirements of data protection legislation (specifically Data Protection Act, 2018).
Uncommon is vehemently opposed to the use of slavery in all forms; cruel, inhuman or degrading punishments; and any attempt to control or reduce freedom of thought, conscience and religion.
The company will ensure that all of its employees, agents and contractors are entitled to their human rights as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The company will not enter into any business arrangement with any person, company or organisation which fails to uphold the human rights of its workers or who breaches the human rights of those affected by the organisation’s activities, in compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.