Corporate conscience and responsible business  2018-02-15T09:43:25+00:00

Corporate conscience and responsible business

Corporate responsibility

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Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy

risual’s core values relate to acting in a manner which is ethical, respectful, transparent, inclusive and fair, challenging, confident, collaborative and professional.  risual is committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains.  risual is also committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains, consistent with our disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. The same high standards are expected from all of our contractors, suppliers and other business partners. Wherever practicable, risual will seek to include in our contracts with business partners specific prohibitions against the use of bonded, forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, or anyone held in slavery or servitude, whether adults or children, and expects that all suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.

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Environmental Policy

risual recognise that our activities impact on the environment. risual is committed to minimising the impact of its activities on the environment as far as is reasonably practical.  We encourage all employees to take a responsibility to ensure that the aims and objectives of the environmental policy are met.

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Safeguarding Policy

risual accepts its legal duties and moral responsibilities with regard to safeguarding of its apprentices.  risual seeks to ensure a safe, secure, healthy, supportive and quality environment for its workforce whether they are in the college or at work on site.   risual understands the importance that promoting a secure safeguarding culture contributes to feeling safe which will allow young people and apprentices to enjoy and achieve their full learning potential.

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Anti-Bribery Policy and Corruption policy

risual are committed to carrying out our business activities in an honest and ethical manner and to observing the provision of the Bribery Act 2010 in respect of it’s conduction and operations.

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Data and Privacy Policy

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Whistleblowing

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 protects employees who raise legitimate concerns about specified matters from being dismissed by risual or from being subjected to detrimental treatment or victimised by either risual or work colleagues as a result, provided certain criteria are met.   risual encourage employees to make disclosures about fraud, misconduct, bribery or other wrongdoing to risual, without fear of reprisal, so that problems can be identified, dealt with and resolved quickly and have a policy to support individuals who raise protected disclosures.

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Our Community

We consider ourselves to be a socially responsible organisation and actively seek to find opportunities where can we make a difference to our local community.

Our local community is of importance and pride to us, and in addition to providing financial contribution, we also recognise that local charities often need manpower and resource.  We provide a team to a local charity every month to help them with practical needs and during 2016 supported twelve different charities including:

Katherine House Hospice, at the Lymphoedema Clinic
Acorns Children’s Hospice, Cannock
House of Bread – local charity for homeless and disadvantaged
Baswich Canal Group and Riverway Trust
Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Trust
Baswich Canal Group and Riverway Trust
Scout Association

To demonstrate our values to the rest of the organization, the Board allocate a spend every month on a charitable cause.  The donations for 2016 totalled over £10,000 and including supporting a local football team, Sense charity for Deafblind, Global Diversity Positive Action initiative, Cancer Charity, local hospice and more.

During the first half of 2017, we have supported Stoke-on-Trent foodbank, Spark Children’s Centre, Scout Association, Katherine House Hospice.

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Donations Summary 2017

444

Total hours of manpower donated during the first half of 2017

6

Supported since January 2017

74

On average donated to each charity

163

of our employees did charity work this year

326

days have been spent doing charity work

£10,000

has been donated to charities