We are committed to being a responsible business and so we closely monitor the effect our work has on local communities, the environment and the workplace.
Supporting our local communities
In 2012 Certas Energy successfully completed Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Check Up. BITC is a business-led charity focused on promoting responsible business practice. We worked with them to identify and develop responsible business practices wherever we operate.
The Responsible Business Check Up is a gap analysis and benchmarking tool that helped us evaluate and develop a strategic approach to corporate social responsibility, within the key areas of community, colleagues, suppliers, products and services and environment.
Certas Energy was audited, and was scored as above the average for B2C organisations in terms of corporate responsibility.
Building on this feedback, we have appointed a dedicated Culture and Corporate Responsibility Steering Group, headed by the Managing Director and the Commercial Board. Its mission is to prioritise and action vital impact areas to further improve our CSR impact.
Key initiatives we have already introduced include:
- Partnering with The Oliver King Foundation
- Launching a Customer Charter
- Launching a bursary scheme open to local community projects
- Achieving International Safety Rating System (ISRS) level 4 with a view to becoming fully ISO 9011 accredited
- Being awarded The Carbon Trust Standard in 2011 / 2012
- Implementing a waste recycling programme
We aim to have a positive effect on the local communities we work in.
We support a variety of local and national charities. We also actively encourage colleagues to do volunteer work, which brings a number of benefits to local communities and also the personal development of our people.
Certas Energy have partnered up with with The Oliver King Foundation as part of the company’s corporate giving and community investment strategy.
After becoming a corporate partner of the charity in December 2012, Certas Energy enhanced its involvement in early 2013 with a series of hands-on, fundraising and awareness initiatives.
We recognise the importance of all our colleagues, and that their health and well-being is vital to the success of the business – this has culminated in our Safety F1rst initiative. We will make sure that all our workplaces meet the Health and Safety Executive’s standards.
We promote equal opportunities for all staff, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity.
We actively support the professional and personal development of all our colleagues. They receive clear information on career progression information and have clear personal development plans, supported by a range of learning and development opportunities.
Please click here to view our CSR policy statement.