Corporate Social Responsibility

Statement

Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) company policy demonstrates Boston Hale’s commitment to operating in a manner which produces economic, social and environmental benefits. We realise that as a successful business, we need to make sure we are giving back to the wider community. We do not operate alone, but rather are part of a broader collection of people, values and organisations. Our policy demonstrates how we monitor and ensure our active compliance with the law, ethical standards and international norms at all levels of the business and in all connections with suppliers, candidates and clients.

 

Policy

Our CSR policy focuses on two different areas – compliance and proactiveness. Compliance refers to our company’s commitment to legality and willingness to support and promote community values. Proactiveness refers to the social conscious of our business, our social responsibility to promote human rights, help communities and protect our natural environment. Our policy aims to benefit the

 

1.    Compliance

Boston Hale are committed to ensuring that our business is conducted in all respects according to strict professional and legal standards.

 Boston Hale guarantees that all employees will:

·         Uphold and comply with all laws applicable to our services

·         Honour the internal policies set by the company

·         Ensure all business dealings are authentic

·         Keep all partnerships open, transparent and respectful

Our business model includes specific policies that help contribute to our CSR statement from a compliance standpoint. These include:

·         Equal Opportunities Policy

·         Health & Safety Policy

·         Equality & Diversity Policy

·         Environmental Policy

·         Code of Ethics

 

2.    Proactiveness

Boston Hale has a CSR department to oversee the proactive elements of our CSR Policy.


Charity

We value the input of our employees when it comes to the charities we choose to support. Therefore, we allow employees to nominate charities for each of our charitable events throughout the year. This gives people an opportunity to raise money for causes that have a special affinity to them and their families.

So far, we have held Charity Race nights in aid of Maggie’s and Winston’s Wish and held Boston Hale Bake Off’s to support Mind. This year saw us take part in the Brighton Marathon and raise over £2000 for Stroke Association.

 

Volunteering

Part of our CSR plan will see employees provided with the time to volunteer during office hours. This can be through different programs organised internally or externally and can be both individual and group orientated.

 

Environmental Responsibility

As a business and as people, Boston Hale recognises the need to protect the environment and promote sustainability at every opportunity. As such, Boston Hale has committed to:

·         Incorporating a recycling scheme in our office

·         Promoting different modes of transport to staff, including a ‘Cycle to Work’ scheme

·         Reducing water and energy consumption

·         Promoting a purchasing policy which will give preference, as far as practicable, to those products and services which cause the least harm to the environment

Further clarification on our environmental commitment can be found in our Environmental Policy.

 

Our Employees

Boston Hale are committed to supporting and promoting the wellbeing of its employees, the development of our people and the training of our workforce. We understand that a first-class level of service can only be provided to our stakeholders if our employees are in a positive working environment.

Boston Hale are committed to:

·         Promoting an inclusive, diverse and equal working environment

·         Ensuring all employees feel full job satisfaction

·         Encouraging employees to provide feedback on the company

·         Providing opportunities for training and development to further the continued development of our people

·         Promoting the importance of physical and mental health in the workplace

·         Continuing to improve and strive for a better quality of work life

These commitments outlined above are supported by:

·         Various company policies

·         Biannual employee surveys

·         Employee Assistance Programmes

·         Company health benefits including free fruit and a cycle to work scheme

·         Courses and seminars both internal and external