Social Responsibility

We work together to support and protect the local community. Every year our colleagues vote on charities which mean something to them and we pick an overall charity to support through our own fundraising initiatives. The team organise all kinds of events to raise money for the charity from 10K runs, raffles, pub quiz nights to cake stalls.

Throughout the year, we also get involved with a number of charities close to our hearts. The Firecracker Ball, who raises money for Barnardo's supporting vulnerable children around the UK. The Crystal Ball, who support a number of local charities in the Yorkshire area, St Michael's Hospice fundraising events and we have recently donated the necessary funds to children's charity, Variety to enable them to purchase a Sunshine Coach. The Sunshine Coach scheme enables schools and organisations to plan activities without worrying about the cost and timing of public transport. Wheelchair access is taken care of and it allows those children with special needs to explore places they would otherwise never visit.

We recognise that involvement in the community benefits those with who we engage, the individual members of staff who are engaged, and the Company itself through its involvement and association with and through those in the community with who we interact with.

We work towards reducing our impact on the environment and comply with all environmental legislation. We are fully engaged with environmental issues and the minimisation of the environmental impact in our business, manufacturing processes and product development programmes. We have developed an environmental management policy to ensure that we improve efficiency and productivity, cut costs, reduce risks and improve our environmental performance across both Harrogate sites and our sister company’s production site. We have a dedicated environmental management team who discuss and raise any environmental issues at the monthly management meetings. We monitor and record our water usage monthly, annually check the emissions from our boiler and record and monitor our electricity usage on a monthly basis. Recycling is important to us and we ensure we re-use all raw material packaging where possible. The cardboard layer pads from glass bottles are re-used on finished product pallets at the production site. Packaging waste in the form of glass, plastic, aluminium, paper and card is separated and collected for recycling and the same goes for any office paper. Lighting sensors are used in the offices to turn off lights when unoccupied and we have introduced new rules on paper usage promoting digital document management.  

We endeavour to promote responsible drinking in all areas of our marketing. Consumer health and wellbeing is encouraged by the emphasis we give to enjoying our products sensibly whilst regulating at all times. We are fully compliant with the Portman Group Code of best practice for the responsible labeling and promotion of alcoholic drinks.

 

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