Corporate Social Responsibility
At GOS our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is defined as:
All members of staff are informed of the obligation to protect the environment in which we operate and are sensitive to the needs and interests of our stakeholders. This obligation is reflected in the following commitments made by all staff within GOS and supported by the management team.
This policy is part of our induction for all staff and existing staff are reminded of our commitments on a regular basis. The policy applies to all staff whether office-based, home or hybrid working.
We want to be a responsible business that meets the highest standards of ethics and professionalism.
GOS is committed to maintaining the highest standards of integrity and governance practices in order to maintain excellence in daily operations, and to promote confidence in our systems. The company will:
Protecting the environment
GOS recognise the need to protect the natural environment. Keeping our environment clean and unpolluted is a benefit to all. All staff will:
Protecting People & Human Rights
We will ensure that:
Our activities do not risk the health and safety of our employees and community.
GOS is part of a large group which has partnered with the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust to make direct donations from every ream of Our Earth copier paper and flipchart pads sold. The donations help Durrell continue their work saving species from extinction and creating a wilder, healthier, more colourful world.
GOS make a yearly donation to our friends at Essex Wildlife Trust where we are a Silver Corporate Sponsor. They are the county’s leading conservation charity, committed to protecting wildlife and inspiring a lifelong love of nature. We believe it is important as a business to support the Trust and also community projects like this. To find out more about what they do, click the link below.
GOS encourage employees to volunteer within their local community and our business community at large. They can volunteer through programmes organised internally or externally. The company may sponsor volunteering events from other organisations and will give considerations to employee requests for time within working hours for volunteering.
GOS are part of a National Keep It Local Campaign in 2020 which continues to pro-actively encourage all stakeholders and their partners and customers to focus on supporting local businesses and communities to minimise environmental impact, grow local economies and create local jobs.
By adopting these values GOS look to not only reduce the environmental and carbon footprint of our operations but also encourage our partners and members alike to consider their environmental impact and social values.