Corporate Social Responsibility

We all have a responsibility, both collectively and as individuals

bespoke is committed to its corporate and social responsibilities and adopts a continual progression approach in relation to going beyond just statutory compliance.

For example, although falling beneath the £36million threshold detailed by the Modern Slavery Act 2015, we adhere to the spirit of the legislation in all our business practices.

Advancing beyond the minimum requirements of the law

We look at all aspects of operating our business model in relation to improving sustainability through a "sustainability strategy plan" that encompasses our own employees and supply partners. An integral part of the plan is to consider all aspects where our business may have an impact on the environment, local community and the economy and take responsible steps and initiatives to increase efficiency in these areas as our business grows year on year.

Initiatives include:

  • The implementation of a sustainability questionnaire to ensure supply partners are both competent and have similar sustainability ethics and business practises
  • Periodical toolbox training with our employees to ensure they fully understand our "sustainability policy", sustainability ethics and future goals
  • Six monthly board meetings to review performance and ensure we meet and exceed any legal requirements
  • The creation of a "focus team" comprising senior management to ensure we adhere to our continual progression approach and look for new initiatives

Caring for our environment

We love our planet

Caring for the environment is foremost in our mind during our daily activities. We consciously take a proactive and responsible approach in all that we do and endeavour to reduce our carbon footprint year on year.

A forthright attitude is the responsibility of every individual employed by bespoke and collectively we can make a real difference in protecting our planet for future generations.

As evidence of our continuing commitment to environmental issues we have recently upgraded our ISO 14001 certification to the new BS EN ISO 14001: 2015 standard.

Recycling & Re-using

Recycling and re-using is second nature within our company domains. We also actively work with our Clients to either adopt or improve recycling systems throughout their premises. Initiatives include central binning systems which reduce bin liner quantities and encourage waste segregation, and confidential waste shredding either on site or via a remove from site service. Adopting these systems results in increased recycling activity and substantial reduction of waste going to landfill.

Eco Friendly bespoke Product Range

By introducing our own brand of products as a core cleaning range we have massively reduced the number of chemicals on all of our sites. Less packaging, fewer containers and no unwanted unused product, the bespoke range has drastically reduced transportation journeys and storage requirements whilst improving our ecological footprint.

Diversity

From 6th April 2017 employers in Great Britian with more than 250 staff are required to publish their gender pay gap information, covering pay and bonuses.

bespoke have published its figures for 2018-2019 below:

Mean gender pay gap 1.3%
Median gender pay gap 0%
Mean bonus gender pay gap -33.8%
Median bonus gender pay gap 55.1%
Number of males receiving bonus 1.8%
Number of females receiving bonus 0.8%
Percentage of males in upper quartile 29.2%
Percentage of females in upper quartile 70.8%
Percentage of males in upper middle quartile 14.3%
Percentage of females in upper middle quartile 85.7%
Percentage of males in lower middle quartile 49.8%
Percentage of females in lower middle quartile 50.2%
Percentage of males in lower quartile 15.8%
Percentage of females in lower quartile 84.2%

I confirm that the data reported is accurate.

Anna Symes
Personnel Director

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