Ventrica Ltd recognises its corporate social responsibilities (CSR) towards our customers, clients, employees, suppliers and other stakeholders. As an organisation we are committed to making lasting real contributions to the local communities in which we operate. We are also committed to being a good employer and reducing our carbon footprint and promoting environmental sustainability.
Our approach to CSR reflects the steps that we are taking to ensure we are, and remain, a good corporate citizen. CSR encompasses everything we do that has an impact on society around us. It underpins our values and behaviours and sits at the heart of our organisation.
As an organisation we champion digital solutions for our clients, such as cloud-based services, digital vouchers supporting our client’s to deliver against their CSR priorities such as the reduction of printing reducing environmental impact. However, the focus of this statement and our activities is on Ventrica Ltd as an organisation.
We are committed to ensuring that as an organisation we take our CSR seriously. To ensure we meet our commitment, we:
We provide equal opportunities both to job applicants and existing employees, recognising that our reputation depends on the wellbeing, effectiveness and skill base of our employees. We are committed to the equal treatment of all employees and promote the prohibition of discrimination, in areas including equal pay, fair treatment and employment opportunities for a diverse workforce.
We offer flexible working arrangements where practicable to help employees achieve a good work/life balance.
We provide workplaces of a high standard for the benefit of our employees and clients including a range of benefits.
We also ensure that we offer equally high standards of adherence to health and safety requirements.
We seek to minimise the environmental impact of our activities through initiatives such as reducing our plastic usage.
We are committed to preventing pollution, minimising waste from our offices and workplaces and adopting good environmental management practices. We seek to improve the efficiency of our use of resources by conducting activities and operations in line with current environmental legislation and best environmental practices.
Employees regularly take part in volunteering projects and are encouraged to participate in local community projects, or projects of their own choosing, that carry particular resonance for them. We volunteer at a number of local schools providing mentoring and career coaching, along with working with our local further education suppliers.
We aim to build long term relationships with the local community and local groups.
We sponsor both national and local charities which support various initiatives including Mind, Harp and Great Ormond Street Hospital amongst others, many of which are nominated by employees.