From office to supply chain, corporate responsibility (CR) is critical to every aspect of RSK Group’s operations. We are committed to going beyond statutory obligations and do our utmost to be a good neighbour, to care for our stakeholders and to minimise our impact on the environment. Our approach is not static and develops in accordance with emergent best practice, internal and external innovation, and relevant legislative drivers.
RSK Group’s executive board has ultimate responsibility for implementing CR across the group with local support coming from appointed CR representatives at each RSK Group office.
RSK Group is committed to minimising the environmental impact of all aspects of its business operations. We acknowledge that climate change is a threat to our profitability as well as the future of the planet and conduct our business accordingly.
Credibility in this area is crucial. As the one of the UK’s leading environmental consultancies, we need to prove beyond doubt that we ‘walk the talk’.
Since 2003, all RSK Group business operations have had to conform to the rigorous environmental criteria defined by the ISO 14001 management system. This demands that:
Office directors and the general workforce are responsible for:
Since 2005, RSK has been committed to significantly reducing energy use at office and project level.
RSK is committed to encouraging sustainable travel wherever possible through initiatives such as:
In line with ISO 14001, there is a Group-wide procedure for recycling office and project waste streams. For personal waste (i.e. lunch), employees are encouraged to be as environmentally friendly as possible.
RSK is committed to sustainable procurement and ensures that environmentally friendly and ethically sound products are available at each of its offices.
We have a strong record of supporting projects and initiatives related to carbon emission reduction:
RSK Group is committed to conducting business in a manner that is consistent with fundamental ethical, professional and legal standards and principles. We operate a zero tolerance policy toward those that contravene these.
The success of the company is entirely down to the talent of the workforce, so a considerable emphasis is placed on personal growth, encouragement and earned rewards. At our last Investors In People audit in 2009, the assessors reported that RSK’s work culture “in many respects far exceeds the requirements of the standard”; that the company was seen to “constantly fine-tune to improve performance”; that there “have been significant developments in the way that people are managed and developed”; and that there was a “feeling that, if initiative is shown, anyone can take an idea forward.”
Inclusion and diversity
RSK is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, race, age, ethnicity, religion or disability. Every employee has equal opportunities for promotion, training and professional advancement. Any form of harassment, bullying or intimidation is dealt with immediately and proportionately.
Health and safety
RSK is certified to OHSAS 18001 and monitors its performance through an integrated safety, health and quality environmental management system (SHEQMS). An in-house management team arranges regular audits and training to ensure the system is always up to date.
Community outreach and charity
RSK seeks to support the communities in which it operates through charitable donations and environmental education, where appropriate. Our community engagement and donation policy primarily focuses on climate change, supporting schools and poverty alleviation drives, typically within our local communities.
RSK recognises it cannot adopt an insular approach to CR and encourages input from our workforce, stakeholders, customers and investors on how we can evolve and improve our performance. Robust in-house communication with staff ensures consistency of approach to achieving common targets and that pertinent CR issues permeate everyday business decisions as a matter of course.
This policy is reviewed by the executive board when circumstances dictate and, as a minimum, on an annual basis.
You can download a copy of our policy here.