Corporate and Social Responsibility

Banyards is a progressive and socially aware company, and as such we are dedicated to integrating ethical and environmental factors within our business strategies, aiming to continuously improve our CSR performance. 

We believe that being a positive influence is integral to the success of our business and are dedicated to making a positive contribution to our communities, being a good employer and minimising our environmental impact.

Environmental Responsibilities

At Banyards, we aim to sustain and improve our natural environment for the benefit of all. We are committed to continual improvement in our environmental performance by improving the efficiency with which we use resources. We aim to comply with all relevant environmental regulation and legislation.

Being 100% green or carbon neutral is not something we can achieve overnight, but we have made commitments to:

  • Encourage an environmentally aware culture in our office by promoting duplex printing, recycling waste paper, encouraging energy conservation (turning off lights, computers, printers and photocopiers when not in use), recycling printer cartridges and minimising all waste wherever possible, examples being packaging wherever possible ensuring our outgoing items are packed as efficiently as possible to minimise waste and fuel consumption in transportation.
  • Wherever possible, select products made from environmentally friendly resources. We also encourage suppliers to adopt the highest environmental standards.
  • Encourage our customers to use email and online facilities through our management processes, and to receive their reports and account summaries by email to cut down on unnecessary paper use.
  • Source our electricity and gas from suppliers committed to switching to a lower carbon economy.
  • Develop specific annual environmental objectives and targets to ensure we are constantly improving our environmental performance, and so we can measure these improvements.
  • Ensure that this policy is communicated to all persons working for or on behalf of Banyards, and make it publicly available (Web Site and Intranet), to ensure we are all working towards the same objectives and that our environmental commitments are filtered through every level of our staff, supply chain and customers.

 

Responsibilities to our customers & the wider community

We are committed to providing our customers with services and products that are educationally valuable. All our services are carefully developed against a background of strong educational value and an uncompromising idea of our company’s values and philosophy.

Customer satisfaction surveys help us ensure we are meeting the high expectations of our customers with regard to service delivery, quality, price and customer service.

We also donate redundant stock and IT equipment to a variety of local charities.

Our Workplace

Banyards is committed to providing:

  • good workplace standards
  • decent health and safety requirements
  • fair pay and conditions

 

To do this, we do the following:

  • We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers. Our employment policies, including a commitment to equal opportunity, are designed to attract and retain high-calibre people, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, disability, nationality or sexual orientation.
  • We are committed to promotion based on merit, and filling job opportunities in-house wherever possible, and to develop all staff into higher skilled and environmentally aware careers.
  • We reward the hard work of our team with company social events, and encourage all personnel to participate in charitable activities to the local community.
  • We hold monthly company meetings at senior level; to ensure all our employees have a forum to voice any concerns or issues and to reinforce the strong team ethos.
  • We are committed to supporting appropriate professional development through sending our staff on relevant and effective training courses.
  • We are committed to the spirit and guidelines of Investors in People; we undertake a staff mentoring program to develop a more rounded, aware and capable workforce who will take leadership of the companies in the future.

 

 

 

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Portal Content

The Banyards’ Portal allows you to access information reports, data and test results to check and monitor the progress of work undertaken by third party contractors at your site.  You may only use the Banyards’ Portal for the purpose of accessing information in relation to Projects administered by us for you.

Access to the Banyards’ Portal

At the commencement of each Project you will be provided with a unique login password to enable you to access the Banyards’ Portal.  This will then enable you to review the current status on your various Projects.  You are responsible to ensure that the login password will only be given to those of your employees, agents or advisers whom you wish to access information from the Banyards’ Portal.

By accessing the Banyards’ Portal you will be able to review and download copies of information that are posted by us on your Client Portal.

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Information will be regularly updated by us and in any event within 7 days of verification by us of information provided by your contractors.

All information and data uploaded from time to time to your portal will be correct [at the time of upload].

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If we fail to upload information to Banyards’ Portal in accordance with these terms and such failure arises from any delay on the part of your contractors or the supply by them of inadequate or incorrect information, then we shall have no liability to you arising from such delays or the uploading of incorrect or misleading information provided to us.

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Breach of this policy

When we consider that a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.

Failure to comply with this policy constitutes a material breach of the terms of use upon which you are permitted to use our site, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:

  • Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use the Banyards Portal.
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Effective Date

These Terms are effective from January 2019