For many, corporate social responsibility (CSR) presents an opportunity for a business to strengthen relations with stakeholders at every level, having become an integral part of developing company strategies and partnerships.
Hardscape is always committed to conducting its business in a responsible and sustainable way, as it is integral to the way that we do business. We are committed to behaving in a way that is beneficial to all our customers, suppliers and employees inclusive of the environment and the wider community.
Hardscape recognise five key areas that contribute to corporate social responsibility: our customers, our people, our suppliers, our local communities and our environment.
We continually work to ensure that we are providing the best service for our customers, ensuring that our communications with customers are clear, whilst we endeavour to provide products and services that meet their diverse and often demanding needs.
We respect and value the things that make our staff individuals and we’re committed to creating a culture of inclusion and diversity. We provide access to training for all staff to put them in the best position to do their job well and fulfil their potential. Regardless of role or level, everyone at Hardscape has access to a variety of developmental opportunities to help realise their full potential. We believe that supporting individual growth and development helps us attract and retain talented individuals.
Our reputation is very important to us and to help protect this, we won’t knowingly do business with any organisation that doesn’t share our commitment to dealing with stakeholders fairly and ethically. Our approach to procurement is based on the principles of competitive tendering and dealing with suppliers in a fair and open manner.
Our local communities
We believe in and support our local communities. We’re keen to support colleagues who volunteer or fundraise for local and National charities and can provide time off and company support to facilitate time in the community.
We believe in the principle of caring for the environment and continually strive to incorporate environmental good practice into our workplace, taking a sustainable approach to waste management and minimising our use of resources across the business.
We are focussed on improving our energy efficiency, managing our wastage responsibly and reducing our carbon emissions. Having taken large steps in our commitment to delivering a paperless office, minimising business travel is also an important part of our work and we provide teleconferencing facilities to help colleagues reduce the need to travel for meetings.
We ultimately recognise our responsibility to do business in a manner that protects and improves the environment for our future generations.
Our carbon reduction strategy
Hardscape understands the devastating effects of climate change on the planet which demands urgent and universal action. We have made a commitment to strive towards net zero carbon emissions. We are constantly considering the impact our business has on the environment, and we have developed a strategy to set a path to a sustainable future.
We continually measure our Scope 1 and 2 CO2 equivalent emissions, achieving continual reductions of our year-on-year carbon footprint. We are now actively engaging with our supply chain partners to begin calculating our Scope 3 carbon emissions.
The Hardscape Group is proud to sign The Climate Pledge, align our targets with the 5-year Environment Plan for Greater Manchester and their aim to be a Carbon-neutral city by 2038, and implement decarbonisation strategies in line with the Climate Change Conference (COP21 Paris Agreement) in 2015.
Hardscape will create annual reports on their targets, progress towards net-zero Carbon emissions, and the actions taken to achieve these.
We do this to educate, support, and inspire customers, suppliers, and competitors to do the same, as only by working together will we reduce and reverse the effects of climate change and achieve sustainability for our planet to protect future generations.
To view our Group Carbon Reduction strategy statement please click here.
Our Vision – Building Amazing Places.
Our Values – Innovation, Knowledge, Quality, People and Communication.
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