Terms and Conditions
Russell Ductile recognises that our operations have an effect on the local, regional and global environment, and as a consequence of this, the Management Team is committed to continuous improvements in environmental performance and the prevention of pollution. Specifically as part of the Group, Russell Ductile has and will: comply with the requirements of all relevant environmental legislation, meeting any set emission limits and standards laid down, and use best available techniques in order to control impacts on the environment; maintain and develop environmental management policies and practices to continually monitor and progress the minimisation of the effects of the business on the environment. Environmental management is considered to be a key part of the business strategy at all levels within the Group; actively encourage the minimisation of waste from all aspects of the business and promote the benefits of recycling and reuse; as part of the Target 2010 climate change levy agreement, aim to meet the requirements to reduce energy use and emissions of carbon dioxide by increasing energy efficiency through all parts of the Group and to seek new opportunities of improving energy efficiency as part of the overall improvement of the business; consider environmental factors in respect of the growth of the business, seeking as far as is practical to reduce harmful environmental impacts and to integrate new developments into the local environment; and actively encourage the consideration of the environmental impact of all raw materials and services purchased by the business, and where practical to use the options with the least impact and to reduce the consumption of raw materials.
All Directors, managers and employees at Russell Ductile are required to exercise high standards of ethics and integrity in conducting the Group's business. Specifically they should adhere to both the letter and spirit of relevant laws and regulations. The Group applies these standards to all of its dealings with customers, suppliers, employees and other stakeholders.
RDC has adopted a Whistleblowing Policy and Procedure, to encourage employees to raise concerns about misconduct or malpractice, and to ensure that such concerns can be reviewed and considered fairly and properly.
The Board has recently introduced formal anti-bribery policies and procedures to comply with the requirements of the Bribery Act 2010. The Group values its reputation for ethical behaviour and for honesty and transparency. Its aim therefore is to limit its exposure to bribery by: Setting out a clear anti-bribery policy; Encouraging its employees to be vigilant and to report any suspicion of bribery; Rigorously investigating instances of alleged bribery and assisting the police and other appropriate authorities in any resultant prosecution; Taking firm and vigorous action against any individual(s) involved in bribery.
Russell Ductile recognises the role that local communities play in our business, and we aim to be a responsible partner in the localities in which we operate throughout the UK. We encourage all of our businesses to support the needs of their local communities through contributing to local charities and community initiatives. Examples of recent initiatives include:
- Involvement of our employees on the governing boards of local schools and colleges.
- Partnership with a local further education college to develop in house training facilities.
- Sponsorship of local initiatives such as funding a local football teams.