Act-Clean Environmental Social Governance (ESG) Policy
Our company is committed to creating value for our stakeholders by operating sustainably and responsibly. We recognise that environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors are critical to achieving this goal. Therefore, we have developed this ESG policy to guide our actions and decisions and to ensure that we consider ESG factors in all our business operations.
We recognise that climate change is a global challenge that requires urgent action. We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and managing our environmental impact by:
- Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in our operations and supply chain.
- Minimising waste generation and maximising recycling and reuse of materials.
- Conserving natural resources and using sustainable materials.
- Ensuring that at our support office and at all customer premises we comply with environmental regulations and standards.
- All staff are encouraged where necessary to travel to and from customers sites by public transport.
- We have reduced our support office space and now operate a hot-desk policy. Where possible all support staff are encouraged to work from home.
- We discourage the use of printers at work and store all data using web-based platforms.
We believe that our success depends on the well-being of our employees, customers, and communities. We are committed to creating a safe, diverse, and inclusive workplace and promoting responsible business practices by:
- Ensuring that all employees are treated with respect and dignity and that discrimination, harassment, and other forms of unacceptable behaviour are not tolerated.
- Staff pay rates are above the national legal minimum standards and staff are not working in excess of 48 hours per week unless a voluntary opt out has been agreed.
- All staff have access to our payroll, time and attendance and holiday systems via on line access, with full visibility of all hours work and paid, holiday entitlement and booking system.
- Providing a safe and healthy work environment that complies with occupational health and safety laws and regulations.
- Respecting the human rights of all our stakeholders and ensuring that our suppliers and partners do the same.
- Supporting the communities in which we operate by contributing to local development and addressing social issues.
We believe that strong corporate governance is essential to creating long-term value for our stakeholders. We are committed to maintaining high standards of ethical conduct, transparency, and accountability by:
- Ensuring that our Board of Directors is independent and diverse and that it provides effective oversight of our business operations.
- Our Board is chaired by an independent Non – Executive Chairman.
- All important decisions are subject to a formal board approval process.
- Adopting policies and procedures that promote ethical behaviour and prevent conflicts of interest.
- Maintaining accurate and timely financial reporting and disclosure.
- Engaging with our stakeholders and listening to their concerns and feedback.
We will regularly review and assess the effectiveness of this ESG policy and our ESG practices. We will also integrate ESG considerations into our decision-making processes and communicate our progress and performance to our stakeholders.
Associated Continuity Teams Limited