Social and Ethical Policy
Our Social & Ethical Policy ensures that CSI undertakes its activities in a socially, ethically and environmentally responsible manner. This includes the ethical treatment of employees, customers, associates, contractors, suppliers and the public. The Company’s values express our commitment to managing our business to the highest ethical standards and include the social impact of its activities. The Main Board Director responsible for the implementation of this Policy is the Managing Director.
CSI strives to ensure that all employees are treated fairly and with respect, and are appropriately rewarded. CSI seeks to operate at or above the standards laid down by employment legislation and the 1998 Human Rights Act requirements, to implement an effective Equal Opportunities Policy and to acknowledge staff representation. CSI facilitates effective communication with and between its staff by various means including annual personal development reviews which enable individual training needs to be identified and addressed. CSI will not use any form of child, forced or compulsory labour.
CSI will recruit, employ and promote employees on the sole basis of the qualifications and abilities needed to perform the work. Discrimination is forbidden on the grounds of gender, age, race, national origin, religion and disability. Customers and Suppliers. CSI is committed to establishing mutually beneficial relationships with its suppliers, customers and business partners. CSI believes in honesty, integrity and professionalism in all aspects of its business. Bribery and corruption are unacceptable practices and CSI does not seek to gain any advantage through the improper use of favours or other inducements.
CSI strives to meet the reasonable expectations of its customers and to treat them with respect and is committed to providing products, systems and solutions which offer good value in terms of price and quality. CSI endeavours to deal with all suppliers of goods and services in an open and honest manner and with professional standards of respect and integrity. CSI encourages the procurement of materials produced in a manner that does not use child labour, or any other form of forced or inhumane treatment, and from renewable/sustainable sources whenever practicable.
CSI tries to be a trusted corporate citizen and to fulfil its responsibilities to the community where it carries out its operations consistent with its business objectives and legal obligations.
Health and Safety
CSI is committed to full compliance with health and safety regulations in the workplace with due regard for the health, safety and welfare of its employees, contractors, clients and visitors. Further details are laid down in the Health and Safety Policy.
CSI is committed to making continuous improvements in the management of its environmental impact and further details are given in the Environmental Policy.
The Group is committed to the development of Quality Management Systems throughout its business, as recognised by its ISO 9001 Accreditation.
CSI does not make donations to political parties, organisations or their representatives.
It is CSI's policy to minimise any detrimental effect that our operations have on the environment through responsible management.
We will regularly review and monitor the environmental impact of our operations. In particular we will address the following:
• Statutory requirements – to ensure these are met or exceeded
• Emissions – discharges into the environment
• Toxic waste disposal
• Waste management – recycling the maximum amount of waste product
• Resource and energy usage – looking for ways to use water, electricity & gas more efficiently
• Materials – use of materials, where possible, which have been produced with minimum environmental impact, and which may be disposed of in environmentally friendly ways
• Training – to ensure all employees are aware of facilities provided.
CSI is committed to sourcing components and materials ethically from companies that share our core values of human rights, ethics and environmental responsibility. We expect all of our suppliers to abide by on August 22 2012, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued the final conflict minerals rule under Section 1502 the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Conflict Minerals Rule”. The Conflict Minerals Rule requires publicly traded companies to report annually the presence of conflict minerals originating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or adjoining countries.
CSI supports the global goal of ending violence, human rights violations, oppression and environmental devastation in these countries. We are committed to complying with any requirements applicable to our company under the Conflict Minerals Rule.
CSI requires all of its suppliers to provide us with completed conflict minerals declarations using as part of our initial supplier investigations, prior to ordering of any components.
HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK POLICY STATEMENT
GENERAL STATEMENT OF POLICY
The company acknowledges the fact that the health and safety and welfare of employees and operational efficiency are complimentary and require the co-operation of all employees in discharging their responsibility under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.
It is the intention of the company and its staff to take all reasonably practicable action to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of every employee and other persons who may be affected by the operations of the company.
The company, as far as it is reasonably practicable, will provide all employees
With information, instruction, training and supervision as is necessary to ensure the health, safety and welfare of its employees.
It is the intention of the company to provide as far as is reasonably practicable:
1. A healthy and safe place of work. Safe means of entry and exit marked as applicable.
2. Safe methods of using, handling, storage, transportation and disposal of chemicals, and substances found and used within the Company.
3. Safe systems of control of noise, dust, vapours in work places under the Company's control.
To achieve the above the Company will:
1. Institute a system of periodic inspections to ensure that the requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, and other relevant legislation are fulfilled.
2. Employ or consult with knowledgeable persons or organisations to endeavour to keep up to date with current professional expertise in all matters of health and safety.
3 Review and supplement or modify this policy as appropriate in accordance with new regulations, or codes of practice which affect the employer, employee or other persons (as affected by the Company's undertakings).
4 Receive, and give serious consideration to suggestions and ideas from employees for improving standards of health, safety and welfare at their place of work.