Responsibility (CSR) Policy
Ritec International Limited's core six missions and values acknowledges that managing environmental and social performance is critical to an organisation’s ability to operate effectively, those elements form an integral part of our business proposition.
Core 6 Group Mission and Values
Deliver an exceptional customer service experience specific to each client.
Deliver innovation to the client to achieve optimum efficiency, cost effectiveness and clarity in all areas of expenditure and environmental impact.
Deliver the broadest range of products and services, enabling a true single source solution.
Be a market leader in sustainability in all areas of our business and pro-actively support client environmental and sustainability goals and objectives.
Maintain and encourage a “can-do” communication and inclusion across all departments supported by an “open door” management and leadership culture.
Work with all key suppliers to continually improve efficiency, innovation & sustainability.
We are therefore committed to placing social responsibility at the heart of our business ethics. Our socially responsible business ethics help guide our policies and practices and include accountability, transparency, ethical behaviour and respect for human rights.
We believe that it is important to develop lasting internal and external relationships with our customers and within our own business, amongst our staff, consultants and suppliers. Good professional relationships are key to how we operate and essential to us delivering successful solutions.
Internally we understand that fostering a healthy and safe working environment brings out the best in people and allows them to develop and flourish. We also understand that we have a duty to reduce our environmental impacts and those of our customers and supply partners. We also recognise we have a duty to also contribute to the communities we work and live in.
We actively encourage everyone within Ritec International Ltd to play a part in our vision of corporate social responsibility, from taking action to reduce carbon emissions to engaging in activities supporting various charities.
In pursuit of continual improvement we hold Management Review meetings which allows us to plan, measure and improve every aspect of the business focusing on the three core areas, economic, environmental and social. It also enables us to have clear lines of communication and helps us to stay focused and record and measure our performance.
Our corporate social responsibility policy has been developed as part of our Management Review to help communicate our stance and provide a focus for the continual identification of our significant issues in order for us to effectively implement the necessary actions to measurably improve.
We are committed to upholding our position as a market leader and creating an environment where the principles of corporate social responsibility are understood, embraced and practised.
Health, Safety and Wellbeing
The Health, Safety and Wellbeing of our staff are of the utmost importance to us. External consultants support our wellbeing programme, which involves engaging with our staff at least twice a year to get their views, opinions and ideas on what we can improve upon.
We also recognise that effective staff development and training is an important component of our business model. Our Management Review has a training matrix that records all the training given to all members of staff.
It is important to us that we take great care in upholding our equal opportunities and diversity policies in order that that no employee, contractor, job applicant or visitor receives less favourable treatment due to race, gender, marital status, age, disability, religious belief, political opinion, or sexual orientation.
As we are committed to offering the broadest range of products and services to our customers it is of paramount importance that we choose the correct partners. To this end our suppliers are thoroughly vetted and significant checks are in place to ensure that they operate ethically and environmentally to the standards that we set. We have introduced a supplier questionnaire that allows us to use their products and services with confidence.
Anti-Bribery and Corruption
Key to all of our activities is our commitment to upholding the highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity in all of our business activities whether these are within the United Kingdom or with our overseas partners and subsidiaries. A particular focus is the prevention of bribery and corruption.
In our endeavour to prevent bribery and corruption, comprehensive policies have been introduced within Ritec International Ltd in accordance with the UK’s Bribery Act 2010.
We continue to pride ourselves in our zero tolerance approach to all forms of bribery and corruption and our senior management are tasked with implementing effective measures to prevent, monitor and eliminate bribery and corruption.
Data Protection and Information Security
We understand the importance of data protection and information security and have effectively implemented policies and standards to ensure we comply with the Data Protection Act 1998. Our proactive stance regarding information technology aims to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of corporate data and safeguard the interests of our company, employees and clients.
Social Investment Charity Work and Donations
We believe that investing in good causes is a responsibility of the business community. Our staff choose a charity each year and raise money in support of this. In addition, the business will look to support local charities.
Environmental Impact Reduction
Ritec International Ltd is a leading provider of surface protection technologies, and supplies numerous customers throughout the UK, and more than 60 countries worldwide. The services and activities covered by the scope of the Environmental Management System (EMS) covers:
“The manufacture of liquid chemical products, marketing and worldwide supply, plus training and ongoing technical and after-sales support services for the various Ritec Systems and Products.
Ritec provide products and solutions for renovation, 'non-stick' protection and maintenance of glass, metal and plastic surfaces.”
We are committed to providing clients with a service and delivery that puts sustainability issues at the core of our operations through our Group Mission and Values.
To achieve this, we have developed and implemented an EMS which ensures that our environmental objectives, policies, and procedures are embedded into our daily operations and are adhered to at all times. We measure and monitor our performance, which then enables us to effectively target reduction in our and their environmental impacts. All Ritec representatives are aware of their individual responsibilities in complying with the requirements of our EMS.
In order to maintain our position as market leader, we are actively pursuing ‘Green Product Status’, throughout a number of worldwide markets, and expect to obtain these.
Ritec International Ltd is committed to ensure that its suppliers, and service providers shall comply all applicable laws, statutes, regulations and codes from time to time in force including but not limited to the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Ritec International Ltd represents and warrants that neither the Company nor any of its officers, employees or other persons associated with it:
has been convicted of any offence involving slavery and human trafficking; and
having made reasonable enquiries, to the best of its knowledge, has been or is the subject of any investigation, inquiry or enforcement proceedings by any governmental, administrative or regulatory body regarding any offence or alleged offence or in connection with slavery and human trafficking.
Ritec International Ltd shall implement due diligence procedures for its own suppliers, and other participants in its supply chains, to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in its supply chains.
We are proud of our approach and commitment to being a conscious, forward thinking business. To ensure we continue to focus on the issues that matter we review our risks, opportunities, objectives and supporting policies and plans at least once a year.
Stephen L. Byers