CSR

Corporate Social Responsibility at 8 Solutions
CSR at 8 Solutions represents the company’s moral and social obligations to both its clients and the wider community. Its culture reflects the individual values the company stands for and how 8 Solutions puts these values into practice. These ensure 8 Solutions will:

  • Meet regulatory and legislative requirements
  • Improve relationships with people who are important to its business
  • Manage the risks the company faces
  • Spark innovation in its processes and services

 

Diversity
8 Solutions:

  • Always consider what recruitment, placement schemes or working practices will encourage greater diversity.
  • Think about where the company advertises vacancies and how it can reach a wider pool of recruits.
  • Talk to staff and find out what opportunities they see for promoting more diversity.
  • Set relevant targets for adding to the range of people among its employees, suppliers or customers.
  • Address any physical or practical barriers by considering what modifications might make it easier to accommodate e.g. disabled employees or working parents, such as the Access to Work programme.
  • If barriers arise from attitudes and policies, the company considers who can help it to create a more positive framework and contribute to meeting its own targets.


Equality

8 Solutions:

  • Understands the legal requirements for equal opportunities and non-discrimination.
  • Are developing a policy towards equal opportunities, covering all elements of equality (sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, age, religion, union membership and belief).
  • Talk to staff about how things are working in practice and encourage them to raise any examples of unfairness or disadvantage.
  • Bring recruitment, employment and training procedures into line with policy.
  • Encourage applications from under-represented groups.
  • Consider what changes such as flexible working will help people with particular needs.
  • Train managers and employees on equal opportunities.
  • Get commitment from the highest levels on health and safety and support others who want to take this further within the business.
  • Identify potential hazards in the workplace, and where these risks exist identify how serious they might be and how likely they are to occur.
  • Involve employees – they have a working perspective on problems and solutions.
  • Are prepared to make changes in the way it works to reduce risks.
  • Check regularly that 8 Solutions is complying with health and safety legislation.
  • Make a regular place on the management agenda for issues concerning the health of its staff.
  • Make sure everyone knows the arrangements on health and safety.


Managing Resources

8 Solutions:

  • Identifies the key resources used in its business and how much they cost
  • Has made management responsible for resource management and savings
  • Involves employees in identifying how to cut use of resources
  • Consults similar businesses on the ways they save on energy
  • Measures the savings and re-invest in efficiency projects


Minimising Waste

8 Solutions:

  • Identify its key wastes
  • Involves employees in identifying how to reduce waste and recycle, including buying recycled products
  • Has a well established recycling and waste reduction programme
  • Monitors savings and re-invest into more environmental initiatives


Volunteering

8 Solutions:

  • Encourages volunteering among its employees.
  • Identifies relevant community partners wanting volunteer support.
  • Will manage the scheduling/timetables to help employees volunteer and help the community.
  • Will monitor, review and support any volunteering programme.