Working with local communities is an essential part of our work. Our business principles are based on delivering local services with local people. This approach makes us directly accountable to the communities in which we work – our teams are local people, concerned about local issues and community.
Increasingly, our clients need to provide more for less. Our teams support this by creating opportunity and solutions including creating local employment and developing skills, investing in local businesses and suppliers and investing in our network of offices, and creating safe places where people live, work and learn.
Our Corporate Responsibility (CR) Champions have been in place since 2012 and provide a link between our businesses and the community. Initiatives often involve residents, client staff and partners working closely with our employees, building genuine, long term partnerships supporting community projects.
We expect our supply chain to use responsibly sourced materials, products and equipment, and to work with us to improve our performance year on year and to collect the carbon data necessary to monitor this.
Ringway supports the United Nations Global Compact and Modern Slavery Act and we expect our supply chain to accepted these principles respecting human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.
Our approach to sustainable supply chain management and ethical trading is clear:
We support our supply chains' efforts to achieve excellence by collaborative working shared training and improvement workshops. We encourage constructive feedback through our 360 degree review process Q21.
Where a step change in quality or other aspects of performance is required, our Category Managers develop a structured performance improvement plan – linked to Prince2 project management methodology and objectives – and we work with supply chain members to achieve them.
Our people and our partners also support local communities through volunteering and fund-raising activities as well as donations from the company. We deal with the public every day.
Our people and our supply chain are ambassadors of our clients and Ringway as we present a single identity to the public. So we must always act in a professional and courteous manner.
We keep local communities informed of our works, manage them so as to minimise disruption, and we are responsible neighbours.