Corporate Social Responsibility
At 2e2, people are the very heart of our business. We have a responsibility to be a good corporate citizen in all engagements with customers, our staff and our investment in them, shareholders and the public. Through complying with local laws and regulations, demonstrating ethical business standards, mitigating risks to the environment, or protecting human rights, 2e2 is committed to considering the economic, social and environmental impacts of all our activities.
We strive to conduct our business responsibly, in terms of ethical values and our impact on the environment. Sustainable development and work practices are very important to our business. We have developed a number of green schemes designed to minimise our impact on the environment, and not only within our Group; we actively encourage our customers to consider green options when for example reviewing their infrastructure or datacentre options.
Our sustainability measures are designed to:
- Minimise waste by evaluating operations and ensuring they are as efficient as possible.
- Minimise toxic emissions through the selection and use of the fleet and the source of our power requirement.
- Actively promote recycling both internally and amongst our customers and suppliers.
- Source and promote a product range to minimise the environmental impact of production, distribution and disposal.
- Manage replacement cycles in order to minimise unnecessary disposals
- Meet or exceed all the environmental legislation that relates to the Company.
- Use an accredited programme to offset the greenhouse gas emissions generated by our activities.
We continue to provide transparent reporting of the business with this annual report forming part of that process. We are fully compliant with the recommendations of the Walker Report’s recommendations on disclosure and governance of private equity-funded businesses where they apply to the organisation.
2e2 is accredited by the Contractors Health & Safety Scheme (COHSS) and strives to maintain a safe and healthy working environment. 2e2 employs best practice in the management and mitigation of risks across all of its activities including all customer engagements.
2e2 is committed to quality and to continuous improvement. We are accredited under ISO 20000, ISO 9001 and ISO 27001. 2e2 operates a BACS approved bureau facility.
We strongly believe in the importance of listening and responding to the needs of our stakeholders. This enables us to build strong relationships with our employees, suppliers, partners, customers and wider audience. We believe people are the backbone to our long-term success.
2e2 actively encourages a diverse working culture, promotes employee skills-sharing and has implemented a flexible working programme. For example; through our flexible working programme we are able to reduce demand for office space and commuting costs. The 2e2 Unified Communications technologies enable virtual teams when required, and controlled communications and improved collaboration.
Supporting Charitable Organisations
2e2 is encouraging our people to work closely with local organisations and the community, and as a Group, we take active steps to support a number of worthwhile charities.
For the third year, 2e2 has continued to support the Child Brain Injury Trust and the Research Institute For Movement Disorders and we are delighted that we are able to help two such worthy causes.
Child Brain Injury Trust
Child Brain Injury Trust is a UK-wide charity offering support, information and training to anyone affected by childhood acquired brain injury. More than 20,000 children will acquire a brain injury each year in the UK, resulting from accidents, illnesses such as meningitis or encephalitis, poisoning, strokes or tumours.
Rachel Ritter, Fundraising Officer for Child Brain Injury Trust says “We are delighted that 2e2 have decided to support CBIT in 2008. We rely on the generosity of our supporters both corporate and individuals. We simply would not have been able to put on the event in Oxford without the support of 2e2. They have taken us one step closer to offering direct support to families in the Thames Valley region”
For more information on Child Brain Injury Trust, visit www.cbituk.org Registered Charity Number:1113326 Registered Company Number: 5738517
Research Institute for Movement Disorders
The RIMD researches movement disorders. The group is currently based in the Oxford Brookes University’s Biomechanics and Human Performance Laboratories. They are currently providing rehabilitative care to patients suffering from; motor neuron disease, cerebral palsy, a stroke, multiple sclerosis, paraplegia, tetraplegia, quadraplegia, Huntington’s chorea, trauma and amputations.
Further details can be found regarding recent group research publications at www.rimd.org.uk or visit http://www.brookes.ac.uk/lifesci/research/publications/hdaweskhowells