The measures James Fisher is undertaking to address sustainability and CSR.
Creating a sustainable business will enable the Group to deliver its strategy whilst remaining efficient and competitive. James Fisher is committed to ensuring that we are all conscious of, and committed to, our responsibilities towards the people, communities, businesses and environments impacted by our business in the many different markets in which we operate.
During 2018, James Fisher launched the Group’s sustainability initiative designed to anchor the Group’s sustainability aims around some common principles, to provide a reporting forum for the sustainability activities already undertaken by the Group and to set ourselves challenging targets for the future. Our Sustainability Committee draws together a team of sustainability champions from across all business units, each of whom will take responsibility for their local business and the initiatives currently underway, as well as identifying opportunities to develop our sustainability credentials in the years ahead.
We are committed to conducting business in an environmentally responsible manner. We are putting in place processes to understand and address our responsibilities in respect of our operational impacts on the environment, including climate change.
Every day we deliver in sustainable and responsible ways. We encourage our businesses and individual employees to support local communities within their operational areas.
We believe it is important to dedicate time, effort and attention to implementing systems, ways of working and initiatives to create conditions in which people are eager and empowered to contribute.
Customers and suppliers
We believe in customer focused high quality product and services solutions. Investment in innovation adds value to our customers. Group companies promote human rights, social responsibility, trade compliance and anti-corruption within their own supplier base.
Corporate social responsibility
The Company is committed to building a sustainable and profitable business while continuing to operate responsibly with honesty, integrity and fairness.
Our Board of Directors is ultimately responsible for establishing high ethical standards of behaviour, effective corporate governance and defines our strategic and financial objectives. Corporate responsibility remains central to delivering our strategy and the Chief Executive Officer is the Director with specific responsibility for corporate responsibility matters and oversees the processes and measures used to manage the Group’s social, environmental, ethical, health and safety and associated internal controls.
The Group has implemented a number of policies covering anti-bribery and corruption, business ethics, whistle-blowing and diversity which support our approach to corporate responsibility. The effectiveness of these policies and procedures are monitored and reviewed on a regular basis to ensure that they align with our Group strategy.
We require all of our employees to conduct themselves to the highest level of ethical conduct in their business activities and to comply with relevant laws, regulations and standards of market practice in all jurisdictions where the Group operates. We do not permit bribery, illegal or corrupt business practices and we provide a procedure for employees to raise any malpractice concerns in an appropriate forum without fear of recourse.