WeAgile Limited recognises the importance of its role in managing social, economic and environmental issues. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the principal way WeAgile Limited seeks to co-ordinate and manage practices to maximise positive social and economic contribution and minimise the environmental impacts of its business. Engagement with key clients, employees, community, environmental stakeholders, regulators, business partners, suppliers, and our shareholders is central to WeAgile Limited’s approach to CSR.
WeAgile Limited divides CSR into four segments:
- Marketplace: How we work with our customers and suppliers
- Workplace: Where we work, how we recruit and how we work with our staff
- Environment: How we reduce our environmental impact
- Community: How we engage with the community
The policy is related to and builds upon the values and standards of ethical behaviour outlined in WeAgile Limited’s Code of Business Conduct.
The objectives of this Policy Statement are to:
- Clarify roles and responsibilities in respect of CSR
- Outline the commitment and requirements for the CSR segments of Marketplace, workplace, environment and community
This Policy applies to all divisions (including their business units and service lines) in WeAgile Limited.
4. Policy Requirements
4.1. Roles & responsibilities
4.1.1. Ownership of CSR: The UK Executive Committee is accountable for CSR in the UK. The coordination of CSR initiatives and activities will be owned on the Committee’s behalf by the nominated Committee member who will report regularly on CSR status, progress and issues to the Committee.
4.1.2. Executive Management: Responsible for ensuring that key strategic and operational decisions in their area take into account CSR considerations, supporting CSR initiatives and practices through role-modelling and the allocation of sufficient resources, raising the profile of CSR and overseeing that their area complies with this policy.
4.1.3. Staff: Responsible for behaving in a corporately responsible way, adhering to this policy and enabling WeAgile Limited to make a positive social, economic and environmental contribution.
4.2.1. WeAgile Limited will operate in accordance with the values and standards of behaviour set out in its Code of Business Conduct and all applicable laws and regulatory requirements, and provide a mechanism and process whereby illegal and/or unethical behaviour can be reported and addressed.
4.2.2. WeAgile Limited will provide products and services to meet the needs of its clients while having consideration for the impact on the natural environment and communities where we operate.
4.2.3. WeAgile Limited will provide high standards of service to clients, and have complaints procedures for clients to ensure their concerns are efficiently addressed on those occasions where there is a problem.
4.2.4. WeAgile Limited will take a partnership approach to supply chain relations, as outlined in our Supplier of Code of Conduct, ensuring that payments are made promptly, supplier complaints are reviewed, and that we use fair and transparent procurement methods.
4.2.5. WeAgile Limited will use its position in the marketplace to raise awareness of CSR with clients and the market and help facilitate change to minimise the impact on the natural environment and communities where we operate.
4.3.1. WeAgile Limited will provide a workplace in which diversity is valued and there are equal opportunities. WeAgile Limited will provide a mechanism/s by which employees can raise their views and be engaged in change and issues that affect the company.
4.3.2. WeAgile Limited will provide a safe and secure workplace which is conducive to the health and welfare of employees.
4.3.3. WeAgile Limited will support employees with learning and development opportunities to help them reach their potential and maximise their contribution to WeAgile Limited’s strategy.
4.3.4. WeAgile Limited will recognise and reward individuals on the basis of their own performance and that of the company. WeAgile Limited will appraise performance on both the results that were achieved and how they were achieved.
4.4.1. WeAgile Limited will seek to minimise its energy, water and paper usage, through design, infrastructure and behaviour.
4.4.2. WeAgile Limited will seek to optimise the recycling of waste by providing adequate facilities and behaviour and limit the use of hazardous material.
4.4.3. WeAgile Limited will seek to reduce unnecessary travel and encourage the use of alternative means of communication where practicable.
4.4.4. WeAgile Limited will incorporate environmental considerations into procurement decisions, and raise awareness/influence our supply chain to facilitate a reduction in their environmental impact.
4.5.1. WeAgile Limited will provide benefit to the community through the creation of jobs and the accompanying wealth produced and through the investment of our money and time in the community.
4.5.2. WeAgile Limited will provide and support UK-wide employee volunteering opportunities and support corporate fundraising campaigns.
4.5.3. WeAgile Limited will encourage and support employees in their own community activities and fundraising efforts, through the provision of time and/or financial contribution.
The following summarises key terms used in this Policy Statement
- Code of Business Conduct – Sets out the standards of ethical behaviour required of all employees and officers, as well as all WeAgile Limited directors and agents whenever they are acting on behalf of the company.
- Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) – The overall approach WeAgile Limited takes to contribute to economic development while improving the quality of life of the workforce and their families as well as of the local community at large.