As a Group, we recognise that we are at the beginning of our sustainability journey, but we are taking our responsibility to deliver positive, measurable improvement in our environmental, social and governance priorities seriously. We have a fundamental role to play in minimising our impact on the future world.
As a manufacturer of high-tech respiratory and head protection equipment, we will leverage our research and development activity, technology solutions, customer relationships, operational footprint and our position in our communities to deliver our vision to be carbon net zero by 2045. Environmental issues are considered throughout our product’s lifecycle, from concept to disposal, and we will continuously work to reduce the impact our products and consumables have on the environment.
Our people drive our culture. Our wellbeing initiatives raise awareness of the benefits of physical and mental health in the workplace, and we provide an environment that offers the right training and development with a combination of formal training opportunities and on the job experiences. Our aim is to grow a diverse culture and we continue to motivate and empower employees with our Professional Development Programme. Recognising our role as a major local employer, this extends to continually working with and for the communities in which we operate.
We remain committed to the highest standards of governance and ethics, promoting a culture of zero tolerance towards bribery and corruption. Employees can give honest feedback and are encouraged to express their concerns if there are any practices they feel uncomfortable with; allowing us to take corrective actions when mistakes happen. Our ethics and business conduct programme commits us to conducting business fairly, impartially and in compliance with local laws and regulations; ensuring that we continue to act with integrity and honesty in our business relationships.