Our Guiding Principles
Honesty, decency and integrity are our guiding principles. As a result, we have developed a loyal and dedicated team which has enabled a proactive learning culture so that we remain ambitious and at the forefront of activity within the sector.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Corporate social responsibility is high on our agenda. We judge all our actions by the impact that they will have on our stakeholders – customers, employees, suppliers and the communities in which we operate.
We respect and, where possible, seek to exceed the minimum expected requirements of all government regulations. We meet with our employees on a regular basis to discuss the implications of new procedures and policies and their impact on the company and our stakeholders.
- Please click here to learn more about our company’s environmental policy
- Please click here to learn more about our company’s quality policy
- Please click here to learn more about our company’s health and safety policy
- Please click here to view the company’s Equality & Diversity / Be Fair policy
- Please click here to view the company’s Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Policy
- Please click here to view the company’s Anti-Corruption & Bribery Policy
As part of our social commitment and in line with our policies we are fully committed to pledged to support the following campaigns and initiatives:
We were the first company in the North East from the construction sector to gain Living Wage Accreditation. We did so because we believe it’s the right thing to do.
The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually and is calculated according to the basic cost of living using the ‘Minimum Income Standard’ for the UK.
We view it as a ‘no-cost’ option. It may involve us paying more initially, but the impact is that, long term, we save on recruitment and training costs as we retain our staff much longer. Likewise, when it does come to recruitment, we attract a better quality of staff. This all contributes massively to our desire to attain a reputation as an employer of choice.
We are more than happy to offer The Living Wage as a minimum to our employees, as we know that well paid people have greater self-worth and will be able to interact more positively within their environment, as well as to society. It is important to Hodgson Sayers that we play our part in enabling this to happen.
To celebrate our accrediation, we held an event at Minsteracres Retreat Centre, Co. Durham. Please click to view: http://vimeo.com/113093078
Social Values Committee
Our social values committee delivers sustainable social development in partnership with our stakeholders.
A programme of activity planned and executed by a committee drawn from various departments in the business. For example, in partnership with Your Homes Newcastle we have provided residents with advice, donations of equipment and mentoring to assist them to gain employment.
As part of our commitment to the external environment we have also pledged our commitment to The Newcastle Journal’s Pay Fair Campaign, encouraging all companies large and small to pay suppliers within agreed terms.
Our social values committee meets each month to programme and canvas opinion, explore potential initiatives and plan events. To learn more about our social values committee please click: here
Be Fair Framework
The CITB Be Fair Framework was developed to help the construction sector address challenges around Fairness, Inclusion and Respect (FIR) It is the main driving force within the CITB’s FIR strategy for delivering a cultural change, it provides a structure for companies to adopt new practices, training and skills reflecting commitment to FIR.
By promoting equality and diversity, working together towards a fairer, more inclusive and respectful business, we can develop our workforce and at the same time support our stakeholders and the public.
To demonstrate our support to the construction sector we have pledged our allegiance to the considerate constructors scheme. The scheme is a non-profit making, independent initiative which encourages companies to present an image of competent management, efficiency, awareness of environmental issues and safety within the workforce.
Through the monitoring of work covered under Company Registration and the displaying of registration stickers on company vehicles we are able to showcase our commitment to the scheme. Further information can be found here: https://www.ccscheme.org.uk/