Hardscape are committed to:
- Ensuring employment is freely chosen
- Ensuring Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining by our work force is respected
- Ensuring that working conditions are safe and hygienic
- Ensuring that Child labour will not be used in our production process
- Ensuring that living wages are paid
- Ensuring that working hours are not excessive
- Ensuring that no discrimination on any grounds is practiced in the workforce
- Ensuring that regular employment is provided
- Ensuring that no harsh or inhuman treatment is allowed
- Working with our supply chain partners to ensure a process of continuous, incremental improvement
Business and Human Rights: Hardscape Ethical Trade Practice
Ethical trade, human rights and reducing the impact of any development are the founding principals of Hardscape and are more relevant now than at any point since we were established in 1994.
We are and have always embraced ethical practices and values which allow an individual to lead a dignified and independent life, free from abuse or violations.
Our business and supply chains are built upon these values in a sustainable manner to prevent any form of abuse, exploitation or breach of human rights. Anybody who is directly or indirectly employed by Hardscape or our supply chain will be assured of the Protect-Respect-Remedy framework.
Hardscape is an organisation that lives and thrives in a world of continuous evolution, recognised by the UK and Irish Governments as an example for embracing the challenges and responsibilities for ethical and fair trade and human rights. Our Corporate Social Responsibility extends throughout every department of Hardscape and is based upon ethical business practice and reflected in each of our policies.
As a business we respect workers, their legal rights, labour and employment law and know that our entire supply chain is free from exploitation and discrimination, allowing all employees to work in conditions of freedom, equity and security.
To diligent Landscape Architects, Architects, Contractors, Engineers and other interested parties to our stone, we affirm that Hardscape are a family heritage company who believe in being a trusted brand. In essence we are your Business and Human Rights diligence and we are your Ethical Trade Pioneers.
The Modern Slavery Act became UK Corporate Law in October 2015, Hardscape meet the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act and our public statement is lodged with the Modern Slavery Registrar here.
OUR CHARITABLE FOCUS
Since 1994 Hardscape has helped many charities from near and far. Below are a number of charities that our team are currently supporting with charitable donations, sponsorship activities and the contribution of our time.
Environmental and Sustainability Safeguards
Hardscape is committed to producing quality products, whilst minimising our environmental impact. To this end we operate an Integrated Management System which is externally certified by a UKAS approved accreditation panel to ISO 9001:2015 (Quality) and 14001:2015 (Environment).
We are committed to preventing pollution, promoting sustainable resource use and to complying with all relevant environmental legislation, regulations and other environmental requirements. We regularly evaluate the environmental impact of our activities, products and services and take action to continually improve our environmental performance.
We do so by defining environmental targets and regularly evaluating their progress.
We are committed to providing relevant environmental training and promoting environmental awareness to our employees, and all relevant stake holders, and communicating our environmental performance with them. This concern for our environment runs right through the organisation from recycling the water in our saw production, to managing our waste streams, to offering products that have high degrees of recycled content like our Kellen CERO range.
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