Sustainability

Our vision

At BlueTech Research we believe that running a responsible business is key to long-term sustainability and success. Corporate responsibility is about much more than being seen to do the right thing, it is about taking action across all of our business activities and keeping them under review. We communicate our sustainability policy to employees, clients and key stakeholders as a condition of working with us. As a minimum, we comply with all applicable legal and regulatory requirements.

Our sustainability policy

Environmental responsibility

  • Constantly looking to lower our carbon footprint and avoid unnecessary travel where there is a viable alternative, such as teleconferencing. We seek to schedule appointments to avoid multiple trips
  • Walk, cycle or use public transport to attend meetings, apart from in exceptional circumstances where the alternatives are impractical or cost prohibitive
  • Reduce the need for our staff to travel by supporting alternative working arrangements, including homeworking

Fairness, inclusion and respect

  • Strive for the fair and inclusive treatment for all employees and everyone in our supply chain
  • Invest in our workforce and ensure they are appropriately skilled or train to competently carry out their roles
  • Foster a culture that is wholly collaborative when working with clients and stakeholders

Health, safety and wellbeing

  • Committed to creating a safe workspace for employees by carrying out regular office checks
  • Creating a positive working environment to ensure the health and mental wellbeing of our employees
  • Offering flexible working to help our workforce achieve a good work-life balance

Resource use

  • Our services help our clients improve their sustainability record
  • Minimise use of paper and other office consumables and identify opportunities to reduce waste
  • Arrange for reuse or recycling of office waste where possible, including paper, computer supplies and redundant equipment
  • Use water efficient facilities and choose tap water refill over bottled water where possible
  • Reduce energy consumption of office equipment by purchasing energy efficient products and carrying out good housekeeping
  • Seek to purchase electricity from a supplier committed to renewable energy

Being part of the community

  • Use local business suppliers and recruit locally wherever possible
  • Undertake voluntary work with the local community
  • Share our expertise to teach others about sustainability
  • Make donations to environmental organisations to offset carbon emissions from our activities