Construction Composites Limited aims to be a social responsible company. This statement outlines our commitment to, and involvement with, various stakeholders, the communities and areas where we plan future development.
Our processes and procedures ensure that customers are dealt with professionally from initial enquiry through to delivery and beyond. We ask that customers respect our commitment by paying within our terms of sale and invite them to pay by BACS or debit card. We are a CIS gross payment subcontractor.
We wish to keep in touch with customers and prospects and we use several marketing methods to achieve this. Our website will continue to be a key tool for communication and we use the minimum of digitally printed media. Our email campaigns are responsibly managed and any recipient has the right to remove themselves from this service.
It is our commitment to our staff that we will continue to offer opportunities for personal development when requested and we will maintain all relevant work related qualifications that require periodic renewal such as forklift truck licences and first aid certificates.
Health and safety qualifications and training are an important part of our personal development plan. All our staff have engaged with the HSE’s Estates Excellence programme to maintain their knowledge and awareness of health and safety matters. In addition, we have a programme of toolbox talks covering a wide range of subjects to help our team keep up to date.
We embrace the qualification requirements of our client sectors and have an ongoing training programme for both employees and specialist subcontractors. All our site operatives are CSCS qualified as a minimum.
We believe in staff empowerment and communication and the process that led to receipt of ISO9001 enabled us to involve the whole team in developing better work processes whilst further embedding empowerment and communication in our work culture.
The Local Community
We support any staff member who wishes to take reasonable time out for volunteering and working with their local community. Current activities include:
- One of our directors sits as a non-executive director of a social enterprise supporting SMEs and entrepreneurs in Kent.
- The same director sits as vice-chairman of Chatham Naval Officers’ Association, an organisation that supports local veterans and serving Naval Officers and raises funds for maritime and military charities.
- Another of our directors sits as chairman of Chatham Royal Marine Cadets.
- We offer our skills and experience to repair training vessels for Sea Cadet units in Sittingbourne and the Medway Towns.
- We enable staff engaged by the Reserve Forces to take time off work to train and, if required, mobilise into active service.
- Staff members are currently participating in various voluntary activities: developing a nature reserve; encouraging participation in sport; and establishing a youth club.
- We encourage the principles of Common Purpose, an independent leadership development programme, through engagement with its alumni programme.
- We engage with local authorities and other public funded bodies through various means including a seat on the North Kent Economic Development Group and close liaison with our local Member of Parliament.
As well as being sound business practice, we see environmental issues as the responsibility of everyone in our organisation and we aim to minimise any negative impact on the environment that our activities may create. We comply with relevant legislation and approved codes of practice, keeping up to date through our membership of Composites UK.
Our buildings are fitted with many energy-saving features, such as PIR-activated light switches, upgraded compressors with latest features, and excellent insulation.
Wherever possible we are keen to engage with local suppliers to support the local economy and minimise the carbon footprint of our operations.
We have a dedicated team of specialist raw material suppliers who comply with REACH regulations and have worked with a number them to offer clients the opportunity to have products made from recycled source material, including polyester resins manufactured from recycled PET plastic, and fibres developed from plant sources. Our timber supplies are FSC and PEFC certified.
We implement resource efficiency measures wherever possible and this has included working with the Carbon Trust and the Manufacturing Advisory Service to improve our production facilities, which in turn allowed us to reduce waste of all types. Furthermore, we regularly evaluate alternative production systems to reduce styrene emissions and energy input.
We work with our licensed waste removal contractors to identify recycling opportunities. We currently recycle cardboard, paper, metals, wood and re-use our solvents by recovering the clean material on-site.
We have implemented a fleet management programme to ensure all the company’s vehicles are as efficient as possible and we encourage staff to use public transport where possible.
With a commitment to work towards ISO14001 in the coming year, we see environmental progress as a critical part of our business improvement targets. We include environmental matters in our regular toolbox talk programme, ensuring that all staff see it as part of our business culture and their responsibility.
This policy will be reviewed annually by the directors.
21 November 2014