We recognise that our social, economic and environmental responsibilities are integral to our business.
We take our Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR) seriously and provide a guide for all Haskoll’s stakeholders on the values which underpin the conduct of our business and our relationships with the world in which we operate. Responsibility for CSR rests with the Board and is managed on a day-to-day basis by an Environmental and CSR Committee, chaired by a Director. CSR at Haskoll is guided by five principles:
To deal responsibly and ethically with our clients
We value our clients and are proud of the longstanding nature of many of the relationships built with them. Professionalism, honesty, trust and value for money are the guiding principles for all of our client dealings. We regularly monitor and review client feedback and, in particular, have procedures in place to ensure a rapid and responsive resolution if issues about our services are raised.
To deal responsibly and ethically with our suppliers
We recognise that our suppliers are key stakeholders and work with them to help us achieve our policy aspirations with regard to the delivery of our services. We will deal with our suppliers honestly and fairly, ensuring that payments for goods and services are made within agreed terms. We will endeavour to ensure that our suppliers follow responsible working practices.
To understand and alleviate the environmental impact of our business
We recognise our responsibility to respect and limit the impact of our business on the environment. Our own commitment to the environment is regularly measured and monitored through our accreditation to the ISO 14001 certified programme. All employees are encouraged to act in an environmentally responsible manner. We will, wherever possible, only deal with suppliers with similar accreditation. We will endeavour to minimise the environmental impact of the buildings that we design and will encourage our clients to adhere to these principles.
To work with the community
We strive to be a good corporate citizen recognising our responsibility to work in partnership with the communities in which we operate. We support several charities during the year including those relevant to our profession and have sponsored a local boys’ football team. We consider ourselves to be custodians of our premises at 39 Harrington Gardens, a listed building once owned by WS Gilbert of Gilbert and Sullivan. We host open evenings giving enthusiasts the chance to explore the premises and its historical association fully.
To be an employer of choice
We aim to attract, retain and motivate a high calibre of employee. We encourage individuality and initiative. We are committed to providing equality of opportunity, free of discrimination, in an equitable, fair environment where personal development and growth is actively encouraged and supported.