Corporate Social Responsibility Policy
Gerson Relocation recognizes that it has an obligation to act in a socially responsible fashion to its customers who pay for its services, to its staff employed to deliver those services, to our local community wherever we are, and to the wider environment.
We are committed to improving our performance in a way that is appropriate to our size of business and to the type of work we do. In order to do this, we will take into account customer needs and expectations, technical developments, changing scientific evidence, and costs in the development and implementation of any new social and environmental policies and procedures. We will monitor our performance, set practical objectives for improvements and report our progress.
As a minimum, we will meet or exceed all relevant legislation. Where no legislation exists, we will seek to develop and implement our own appropriate standards.
Business relationships & reputation
We will conduct our business relationships with integrity and courtesy and honor our trading commitments. We are committed to trade fairly with all suppliers and will communicate our responsible sourcing expectations in the areas of health and safety, workforce welfare, bio-diversity and good environmental practice.
Employees must have a proper regard at all times for the reputation and best interests of our clients and the Company. Actions or statements detrimental to the Company will be very seriously viewed, especially if customers or the public are, or could be, involved.
A high standard of behaviour is expected from those employees visiting customers’ premises. Our future depends upon our customers’ recognition of the high standard of our employees, so that when an employee is visiting a customer’s premises, a breach of that customer’s rules or procedures will be treated as seriously as a breach of our own rules and procedures and dealt with in the same way under the disciplinary procedure.
All of our operational employees visiting customers’ premises have current clean Criminal Records Bureau/Disclosure & Barring Service clearance certificates.
We are committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment. We are opposed to any form of less favorable treatment or financial reward through direct or indirect discrimination, harassment or victimization to employees or job applicants on the grounds of race, religious beliefs, political beliefs, political opinions, creed, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, marital/parental status, sex, sexual orientation or disability and to any form of less favorable treatment on the grounds of handicap or age.
We recognise our obligations (as below) under the Sex Discrimination Act, The Equal Pay Act, Article 119 of the Treaty of Rome, The Race Relations Act, The Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003 and The Employment Equality (Religion or Beliefs) Regulations 2003, the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006, and the codes of practice published by the Equal Opportunities Commission, the Commission for Racial Equality and the European Commission.
We do not tolerate:
- Discrimination on the grounds of sex or marital status
- Racial discrimination
- Discrimination in pay between men and women who do the same work, or work of a similar nature or work of equal
- Discrimination on the grounds of religion or
- Discrimination on the grounds of age
Health & Safety
At Gerson Relocation, we have a formal written Health & Safety policy that is reviewed annually with any changes notified to staff. The last major review was in February 2015 and all staff were given a hard copy of the revised policy. The policy covers on-site risks for our surveyors and operational staff at client homes, in- warehouse/yard risks for warehouse, office, and operational staff, and in-office risks for all office staff.
Health & Safety policy responsibility and review lies firstly with the Managing Director and secondly with Depot/Transport Managers who meet in-committee on 3 to 4 occasions annually to review any incidents, recommend improvements, and to notify staff of such changes annually or sooner if necessary.
We have developed strong relationships with and charitable support for Marie Curie and the North London Hospice
In addition, we encourage and support employees to participate in activities that will benefit and improve the communities in which we work and live. We actively promote voluntary work by allowing our staff to utilise up to 2 working days (fully paid) in support of these worthy causes.
For a copy of our Corporate Social Responsibility Policy you can download here: Gerson Relocation CSR Policy