Sustainability Policy

Goodwater’s Corporate Social Responsibility Policy details our approach to operating with sound business ethics and our Environmental Policy details our approach to operating with sound environmental practices. To further progress our environmental objectives we are constantly reviewing our actions which impact on the environment whilst setting realistic, achievable, measurable targets to reduce the environmental impact.

To further improve our impact on the areas in which we work, we are committed to developing our Sustainability Policy.

Our vision is to develop and grow the business whilst protecting the environment, working with our customers and suppliers to maximise their wellbeing and protecting the environment, improving the prospects and well-being of our employees. We will deliver these objectives by continually focusing on four key areas.

Environmental Impact

We shall be targets to reduce our energy, water, fuel usage and waste, as well as setting targets to increase the volume of recyclable materials. This will be carried out by improving energy efficiency in our administration and factory premises, investigating the use of renewable energy, increasing the efficiency of our transport fleet and travel policies, reducing waste and packaging in our production and servicing activities, as well as increasing the volume of re-usable materials.

Supply Chain and Market Place

We are working with our suppliers to help them to formulate and develop their own sustainability policies. This includes the use of more sustainable raw materials and increased proportions of recyclable material. We are looking to increase our electronic trading, reducing the need for paper reports, invoices and electronic status logging to reduce the number of site visits required. All our technical staff are provided with computers, email, printer facilities, mobile telephone to allow them to work from their home offices reducing the need to visit our offices.

We are working with our customers to help them reduce their CO2 emissions by auditing their water and energy usage, choosing more efficient water treatment products and services, adding value by putting forward more cost-effective solutions.

Community Investment and Social Impact

We look to employ staff living within a 30-mile radius of the areas in which they carry out 80% of their normal working day. Where staff are reassigned to work areas outside this 30-mile radius, we assist the individuals financially to relocate.

We agree an annual ring-fenced financial sum at Board level to allow us to make awards to local community appeals and charitable events.

Employment Practices

We talk and listen to our staff at regular team meetings. We ensure we are up to date with latest employment legislation and practices. Our programme of annual appraisals and contract reviews help us to move towards a position that all our staff receive a fair wage reflecting the environment in which they work. Our staff enjoy contractual terms which represent reasonable minimum standards and which provide for family friendly, flexible and diverse working environments. We organise a Christmas function for staff & partners and regular team building events.

We will seek to promote the benefits of adopting fair employment practices through the supply chain to our partner organisations, suppliers and the market.