When it comes to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), The ABS Group believes in going beyond the minimum requirements. We believe that operating a profitable business should not conflict with our environmental responsibilities and the safety of the wider community. Through implementing best practice and continual improvement of our management systems we actively seek to reduce our carbon footprint, minimise and managing waste and reduce water usage both at our head office and on site.
Going green involves more than just a declaration of interest, it means demonstrating results. We actively seek out and embrace innovative working practices, products and designs that further our sustainability goals and those of our clients. We operate an ethos of recycling and re-using where feasible and constantly refine and update our waste management procedures and practices.
To ensure the environmental impact of our operations are kept to an absolute minimum, we only use suppliers who are equally committed to our exacting sustainability standards. This includes using PEFC/FSC-approved timber suppliers, local supply chains and approved waste management and recycling services.
By working with our clients, employees and communities, we have developed a CSR policy that’s based on 6 core principles:
Environment – taking responsibility for the mark we make on the environment
Health & Safety – developing policies and procedures to protect people
People Development and Training – committing to our people’s personal and career development
Community Involvement – engagement with and creation of opportunities for the communities in which we work
Customers and Supply Chain – promoting greater efficiency with our partners
Social Responsibility – devoting time and energy to charities