Corporate Responsibility (CR) Policy
Boston Networks Ltd recognises its corporate and social responsibilities to its shareholders, customers, suppliers, employees and other stakeholders and is committed to conducting business in a manner which achieves sustainable growth whilst fulfilling legal and moral obligations.
We aim to achieve our business objectives in a caring and responsible manner recognising the economic, social and environmental impacts of our activities.
Business Principles and Code of Ethics
We are committed to ensuring that our business is conducted in all respects according to the highest ethical and professional standards, taking into account legislation and customs in the countries and regions we operate in.
For further information see the BNL Quality Policy.
We seek to minimise the environmental impact of our activities through the prevention of pollution, minimising waste and good environmental management practices. We are committed to conducting our activities and operations in line with current legislation and best environmental practice, seeking continual improvement and innovation within all business activities.
Boston Networks has successfully integrated its environmental and business activities to design an organisation wide, effective and sustainable Environmental Management System (EMS); resulting in the accreditation of ISO14001.
Ensuring environmental objectives are placed at the core of our business; Boston Networks is committed to delivering environmentally sustainable solutions, life-cycle assessment, sustainable development and green purchasing agendas.
For further information see the BNL Environmental Policy.
Health and Safety
We are committed to high standards of health and safety, recognising our duty and the benefits of providing safe working conditions. We aim to achieve continuous improvement in health & safety performance through the use of robust and where applicable, externally audited health and safety management systems.
For further information see the BNL Health & Safety Policy.
Boston Networks Ltd accepts that motor vehicles are responsible for significant emissions to the atmosphere and by reducing distances travelled, we can benefit the environment, the health of our staff and the general public. Our policy is to purchase and operate the most energy efficient vehicles commercially available with the aim of achieving a green fleet operation.
We regard suppliers as our partners and work with them to achieve our aspirations in the delivery of products and services. Boston Networks are committed to working with their suppliers to understand where products are sourced and ensure that the principals of environmental sustainability are upheld. Boston Networks ensures that the welfare of workers and labour conditions within our supply chain meet or exceed recognised standards.
We recognise that our business and livelihood depends upon our customers. Every employee is responsible for ensuring that customer contact is professional and appropriate. We aim to ensure that our customers receive the service level and quality they have come to expect from Boston Networks Ltd.
We endeavor to contribute to the communities in which we operate, particularly those neighbouring our sites, through the support of community initiatives and local charities.
We provide equal opportunities to all existing and prospective employees, recognising that our reputation is dependant on the quality, effectiveness and skill base of our employees. We are committed to the fair and equitable treatment of all our employees and specifically to prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, religion, sexual orientation, nationality or ethnic origin.
Opportunities are available to disabled persons in accordance with their abilities and aptitudes on equal terms with other employees.
The Chief Executive Officer has lead responsibility for policy implementation and this policy is signed by the CEO to demonstrate the Board’s commitment.
Mr Keith M.E Anderson
Group Chief Executive
Issue No: 4
Issue Date: June 2010