Corporate Social Responsibility Policy (CSR)

Be Rota Limited Corporate Social Responsibility Policy

Overview

We, at Be Rota Limited, acknowledge that running our business has an effect on society. In particular, we have a responsibility to our Partners, our Members, our internal employees as well as the broader communities in which we operate.

We are committed to taking responsibility for our actions and encourage a positive contribution towards improving standards for our Partners, Members and employees minimising our impact on the environment and improving the quality of the local communities.

By putting CSR into practice, we are committed wherever possible, to;

  • Conducting ourselves responsibly and in an ethical manner
  • Creating a positive and supportive working environment
  • Supporting local communities
  • Improving service levels to Partners & Members
  • Acting fairly in our dealings with suppliers and other third parties
  • Minimising the impact on our environment

Responsibility and Review

Tommy Styles, who is the firm’s nominated officer, has overall responsibility for our CSR strategy and for implementing this policy. He has a key role in ensuring the systems and controls we have in place are effective.

All employees have a role to play in complying with our CSR objectives and are encouraged to make further suggestions in relation to initiatives we could undertake. If anyone has a suggestion, they should contact Tommy Styles.

We are fully committed to the highest possible standards of openness, honesty and accountability. In line with that commitment, in accordance with our Whistleblowing Policy, we actively encourage all employees who have serious concerns about any real or perceived departure from the high ethical standard that we set, to voice those concerns openly. Our Whistleblowing Policy can be found on our company HR platform; CharlieHR.

We are committed to ensuring our policy remains effective. As part of our ongoing commitment, this policy is reviewed at least annually to verify its effective operation, ensuring that it remains up to date, compliant and relevant to the needs of the Be Rota Limited.

Our CSR Principles

Our Conduct

We aim to adopt the highest professional standards and not to act in such a way as to compromise our companies integrity.

We actively promote respect between our Members and our employees in their dealings with each other and with Partners and other third parties.

Our Working Environment

We recognise that all of our staff (Members and employees) are our most important resource. We actively seek to offer our staff a positive and healthy working environment and ensure that they have rewarding careers and job satisfaction.

At Be Rota Limited, we are committed to protecting the human rights of all our colleagues and of everyone who receives direct or indirect services from us. We also are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in any part of our business or in our supply chain. Our policies regarding these areas have been made available on our website as we believe in being as transparent with our policies as possible.

We have set out multiple policies in order to safeguard our employees when in the Rota workplace via multiple active policies. We consider all staff (Members and employees) to be equal and we aim to create a working environment which is free of unlawful discrimination. In this regard, we maintain an equality and diversity policy.

Our Community

In considering our impact on the community we have resolved to sponsor or otherwise support local charities.

Be Rota Limited is aiming to name their first charity of the year by the end of 2018 and striking up an annual partnership. Within this, internal employees will be encouraged to take time off to fundraise or volunteer with the additional days off being provided by the company.

In the interim we provide support to Springboard – a charity focussed on helping young people achieve their potential and nurtures unemployed people of any age into work. It helps alleviate poverty by supporting disadvantaged and underprivileged people into sustainable employment within hospitality, leisure and tourism. We are very proud to be a apart of such an important caused.

Our Partners

We are committed to delivering a high level of service to all our Partners. We understand that our business exists in a very competitive market and in order to retain our Partners we need to deliver a professional and courteous service.

Wherever possible, we take steps to promote equal opportunity in relation to access to the legal services that we provide. We take account of the diversity of the communities we serve in order to ensure that, subject to funding constraints, our services are accessible to all clients.

Suppliers

We are committed to eliminating unlawful discrimination and to promoting equality and diversity in our professional dealings with suppliers and other third parties. Our equality and diversity policy can be found in our company HR platform; CharlieHR, as well as on our website.

We endeavour to enter into clear and fair contracts with our suppliers. We commit to the timely settlement of suppliers’ invoices.

Wherever possible, we aim to support the local economy by contracting with local suppliers.

Environment

We are committed to behaving responsibly and to minimising our impact on the environment.

We aim to minimise our impact on the environment by;

  • Minimising waste and adopting sensible recycling policies in respect of our paper and food consumption
  • Providing safe and comfortable working conditions
  • Encouraging staff to walk or cycle to work, or to car share where possible
  • Ensuring that electrical equipment and lights are off when not in use
  • Ensuring that heating is turned off or down outside office hours

This corporate social responsibility policy is fully supported by Executive Management at Rota.