Corporate Social ResponsibilityTue Jun 2019
At HX Car Park Management Ltd, we recognise that our corporate and social responsibility is crucial to our values and operations, and in expressing our commitment to our stakeholders. They include customers, employees, suppliers, clients, the community and the environment.
We recognise that our social, economic and environmental responsibilities to these stakeholders are integral to our business, and we aim to demonstrate these responsibilities through our actions and within our corporate policies.
We recognise that our employees are at the heart of our business, and understand that they are instrumental in ensuring, as a company, we succeed. As an accredited Living Wage Employer, we go above and beyond the government minimum and take a stand to ensure all our employees can earn a wage which is enough to live on. We value our employees and aim to promote best practice not only within our company, but to our clients and suppliers, that by providing a living wage as opposed to the government minimum wage, we can contribute to staff wellbeing and motivation.
We aim to empower our employees, through their training and development, and we recognise individual contributions and reward our employees fairly. Our ultimate aim at HX Car Park Management is the happiness of our employees through their worthwhile and satisfying employment in a successful business.
- We shall provide safeguards to ensure that all employees of whatever nationality, colour, race or religious beliefs are treated with respect and without sexual, physical or mental harassment.
- We shall operate an equal opportunities policy for all present and potential future employees and will offer our employees clear and fair terms of employment and provide resources to enable their continual development.
- We shall provide, and strive to maintain, a clean, healthy and sage working environment in line with our Health and Safety policy and safe systems of work.
Caring for the environment is one of our key responsibilities at HX Car Park Management Ltd, and an important part of the way in which we do business. Protection of the environment in which we live and operate in is part of our values and principles. We consider it to be sound business practice and encourage all our suppliers and clients to do the same.
We always offer Solar Power with our ANPR installations as an alternative to electric. If solar power is agreed, then as a company, we will donate £250.00 to Just One Ocean, a UK based charity who are dedicated to raising awareness of ocean issues and protecting ocean ecosystems – www.justoneocean.org.
Within our offices, we promote our recycle policy, encouraging staff to use as much “green” and recyclable products as possible. We discourage single-use plastic in our offices, and provide sustainable alternatives for staff, such as reusable water bottles as opposed to single-use plastic cups.
For every new contract we sign, we commit to planting one new tree via the National Forest Company. Established in 1995, the National Forest Company is responsible for leading the creation of the National Forest, working in partnership with landowners, businesses, public, private and voluntary organisations and local communities to deliver and champion the shared vision for the Forest. Further information can be found on their website – www.nationalforest.org.
We also encourage our staff to car share or use public transport to minimise their carbon footprint, with the company paying a percentage of their transport costs as an incentive.
At HX Car Park Management Ltd, we promote philanthropy in the workplace and encourage all are staff to give back to the communities we work in.
We pledge to sponsoring a grassroots football team in each county we hold a contract and work within, showing that we are fully committed to investing directly in the community.
We provide all our full-time employees a full days pay to go out in the community once a quarter to volunteer with a local charity of their choice. All our employees are also encouraged to take part in one sponsored event each year for a charity of their choice, with company providing incentives to raise as much money as possible.
As a company, every year we sponsor the Kind Hearts Give Back ball in Leeds, a non-profit event to raise money and awareness for cancer – www.kindheartsgiveback.co.uk.
Throughout the year, we undertake extensive fundraising work to raise money for our ‘Charity of the Year’, such as:
- Baking events
- Christmas jumper day
- Bring and Buy sales
- Dress Down days in work