The management and all who work at Alpha Response are committed to the environment and the prevention of pollution.
The organisation ensures that all its activities are carried out in conformance with the relevant legislation.
The organisation seeks to minimise waste arisings, promote recycling, reduce energy consumption, reduce harmful emissions and, where possible to work with suppliers- who themselves have sound environmental policies.
An essential feature of the environmental management system is a commitment to improving environmental performance. This is achieved by setting environmental objectives and targets which are regularly monitored and reviewed. These objectives and targets are publicised throughout the organisation and all staff are committed to their achievement.
In order to ensure the achievement of the above commitments, the organisation is implementing an environmental management system which satisfies the requirements of ISO 14001:2004.
Equal Opportunities Policy
The Company is committed to providing a working environment in which employees are able to realise their full potential and to contribute to its business success irrespective of their gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, part time status, age, religion or belief. This is a key employment value to which all employees are expected to give their support.
In order to create conditions in which this goal can be realised, the Company is committed to identifying and eliminating unlawful discriminatory practices, procedures and attitudes throughout the Company. The Company expects employees to support this commitment and to assist in its realisation in all possible ways.
Specifically, the Company aims to ensure that no employee or candidate is subject to unlawful discrimination, either directly or indirectly, on the grounds of gender, race (including colour, nationality or ethnic origin), disability, sexual orientation, marital status, part time status, age, religion or belief. This commitment applies to all aspects of employment, including:
- recruitment and selection, including advertisements, job descriptions, interview and selection procedures;
- promotion and career development opportunities;
- terms and conditions of employment, and access to employment related benefits and facilities;
- grievance handling and the application of disciplinary procedures;
- selection for redundancy
Equal opportunities practice is developing constantly as social attitudes and legislation change. The Company will keep its policies under review and will implement changes where these could improve equality of opportunity. This commitment applies to all the Company’s employment policies and procedures, not just those specifically connected with equal opportunities.
Harassment is physical, verbal or non verbal behaviour which is unwanted and personally offensive to the recipient, and which causes the recipient to feel threatened, humiliated, intimidated, patronised, denigrated, bullied, distressed or harassed.
The way in which Complaints of Unlawful Discrimination and Harassment will be handled
Discrimination and harassment are often complex matters, and there is no single way of dealing with every suspected or alleged instance. In some cases employees may be able to deal satisfactorily with an issue by raising it with their immediate manager.
If an employee wishes to make a formal complaint he or she should use the Company’s Grievance Procedure which is set out in the Employee Handbook.
The Company will treat seriously all allegations of unlawful discrimination or harassment.
If an employee is accused of unlawful discrimination or harassment, the Company will investigate the matter fully.
In the course of the investigation the employee will be given the opportunity to respond to the allegation and provide an explanation of his or her actions.
If the Company concludes that no unlawful discrimination or harassment has occurred, this will be the end of the matter.
If the Company concludes that the claim is false or malicious the complainant may be subject to disciplinary action.
If on the other hand the Company concludes that the employee’s actions amount to unlawful discrimination or harassment he or she may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including summary dismissal for gross misconduct.
The Company will not tolerate unlawful discrimination or harassment of any kind in the working environment and will take positive action to prevent its occurrence.
In this connection the Company will monitor its policies and will implement changes in order to improve them as social attitudes and legislation change. This commitment applies to all the Company’s employment policies and procedures, not just those specifically concerned with equal opportunities.