Resourcing Solutions has published its first CSR report in response to increasing requirements from clients in the rail and power industries.
Recently, the company has seen a large increase in the number of bids requiring answers around Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR) and decided to employ a specialist consultant to carry out a review of their activities and make recommendations for improvements.
Richard Lawrance, CEO, said: “We are seeing a big change in bidding requirements and the evaluation process is now more focused on sustainability, safety and quality ahead of cost. The drive to give something back is cascading right down through the supply chain.
“Increasingly, Network Rail and other main contractors require that their supply chain operates in a truly sustainable way – delivering not only the service required but also providing additional benefits in terms of employment, training, diversity, better use of technology, payment arrangements and protecting the workforce from fatigue.
“We’ve carried out a thorough review of what we do – covering all aspects of employment, organisational governance and environmental matters. We now know that 90% of employees are from the local community; we take on apprentices and upskill them via our Training Academy; we use local suppliers where we can; and we have a corporate charity – Railway Children.
“We have recently won a number of large contracts as a direct result of these principles so we know that being a sustainable business makes absolute business sense.”
With 90 employees, the company is an SME, but shares the same commitment to delivering responsible procurement as larger firms. The company has established a CSR working group to ensure that CSR is considered at all levels of the organisation and in particular around the decision-making process and corporate governance.
They have published their first ever Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR) report which is available here.