GROUP 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.
Hardscape Products Ltd is committed to preventing pollution, promoting sustainable resource use, reducing Embodied Carbon or harmful Greenhous Gas emissions, and to comply with all relevant environmental legislation, regulations, and other environmental requirements.
We will regularly evaluate the environmental impact of our activities, products and services and we will act to continually improve our environmental performance of our products and services.
ETHICAL TRADE POLICY
Furthering its commitment to fair working practices and respect for the individual both in the UK and more specifically internationally, 2006 saw Hardscape receive SGS accreditation for natural stone producing factories in China covering social and ethical conditions. In 2019 Hardscape graduated to Leadership Status ranking within the ETI.
Please see here for our Modern Slavery and Ethical Trading Statement.
HEALTH & SAFETY GENERAL POLICY STATEMENT
Hardscape Products Ltd recognises our responsibilities for the Health & Safety of our workforce and people who could be affected by our work activities. We will assess the hazards and risks faced by our employees during their work and take action to control those risks to an acceptable, tolerable level.
We always intend to meet our legal and moral obligations by providing and maintaining a safe and healthy working environment so far as is reasonably practicable.
Hardscape’s policy is to provide products and service of the highest quality which fully satisfy our customers’ requirements. Total Quality will be a permanent feature within our Group. It will be implemented, monitored, nurtured and maintained by having a continuing quality improvement programme, which will be achieved through our people working together for success.
MODERN SLAVERY ACT & ETHICAL TRADING STATEMENT
Hardscape Products Ltd complies with and fully supports the Modern Slavery Act 2015, to try and eradicate all forms of slavery including child, bonded & forced prison labour, and human trafficking. We aim to demonstrate ethical transparency within their business and supply chain. We ensure Modern Slavery Act compliance through embedding Human Rights, Ethical Trade and Anti-Slavery frameworks and principles into our sourcing and procurement practices. We do this through engagement with our clients and colleagues, creating a positive ethical culture for our staff through effective recruitment, training, and development, and through continual improvement and innovation of our systems and processes.
Hardscape Products Ltd conducts our business in an honest and ethical manner. We take a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption, and are committed to acting professionally, fairly, and with integrity in all its business dealings and relationships. We will uphold all laws relevant to countering bribery and corruption in all the jurisdictions in which it conducts business and expect our supply chain to follow the same financial responsibilities.
Hardscape Products Ltd is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful and harmful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and respectful of all sections of society and our customers, and for each employee to feel valued and able to give their best. The organisation, in providing goods, services, or facilities, is also committed to prevent unlawful discrimination of suppliers, customers, or the public during their communications, materials production, or business activities.
GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS (GDPR)
Hardscape Products Ltd collects, stores, and uses information or data about our employees, suppliers, and customers as part of our business operations. We always try to ensure that personal data is processed with security, sensitivity, and with due diligence. We will only retain personal information for as long as necessary to satisfy any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. Any personal data that we process will be deleted when it is no longer required. We require and expect our suppliers to treat any data about Hardscape or our employees with the same security and sensitivity.