We do this through the specialist advice we give our clients as well as through our own business practices.
We recognise that to be sustainable we must embrace the environmental, social and economic dimensions of our business. Our current review has focussed on our waste and material resource use and we have made 15 commitments to improve our performance.
We are committed to reviewing our use of other resources such as energy, and will calculate carbon emissions associated with our business with a view to being carbon neutral by 2014.
Socially, we recognise that achievement of a positive work/life balance is essential, as is the need to feel valued and to be achieving personal goals. We will develop a mentoring and training policy and working hour policy to explore this. We also believe in tithing and seeding by donation through giving our time freely and contributing funds to causes whose ethics are aligned with our own. We will develop a policy that promotes this.
Economically, we aspire to be profitable by producing quality work for clients who share our goals and understand the value of the work we do. We conduct the company's financial affairs in a fair, open, honest way. We are committed to behaving ethically and remain watchful for any potential conflict of interests. We will settle our tax bills promptly and in doing so are mindful that payment of our fair share of taxes is an important way of contributing to society as a whole.
We seek to use the services of local suppliers to promote and maintain the development of a sustainable local economy and thereby reducing global impacts. We also recognise that a critical issue for small business is that of late payment and undertake to settle accounts with our suppliers within 30 days of completion of works to the required standard.
We seek to influence all with whom we have a relationship to promote sustainable and ethical practices and approaches.