Behrens - Corporate Social Responsibility Policy

We at Behrens Group recognise our corporate and social responsibilities to our customers, suppliers, employees as well as all other stakeholders. We are committed to conducting business in a manner which achieves sustainable growth, whilst fulfilling legal and moral obligations. We aim to achieve our business objectives in a caring and responsible manner, recognising the economic, social and environmental impacts of our activities. We recognise ISO 26000 as a reference document that provides guidance on social responsibility into our values and practices.

Business Principles and Code of Ethics
We at Behrens Group are committed to ensuring that our business is conducted in accordance with the highest ethical and professional standards, taking into account legislation and customs in the countries and regions we operate in.

Environment
We at Behrens Group minimise the environmental impact of our activities through the prevention of pollution, minimising waste, and good environmental management practices, using environmental management systems which are externally audited. We are committed to conducting our activities and operations in line with current legislation and best environmental practices, seeking continual improvement and innovation within all our business and associated activities.

Health and Safety
We at Behrens Group are committed to high standards of health and safety, recognising our duty and the benefits of providing safe working conditions. We aim to achieve continuous improvement in health and safety performance through the use of robust, and where applicable, externally audited health and safety management systems.

Suppliers
The Behrens Group regards suppliers as its partners and work with them to achieve our aspirations in the delivery of products and services. Sir Jacob Behrens & Sons Ltd is committed to working with its suppliers to understand where products are sourced and ensure that the principals of environmental sustainability are upheld. Sir Jacob Behrens & Sons Ltd works to ensure that the welfare of workers and labour conditions within our supply chain meet or exceed recognised standards.

Customers
The Behrens Group recognise that its business and livelihood depends upon its customers. Every employee is responsible for ensuring that customer contact is professional and appropriate. We aim to ensure that our customers receive the level of service and quality of product they have come to expect from Sir Jacob Behrens & Sons Ltd.

Community
The Behrens Group endeavors to contribute to the communities in which it operates, through the support of local charities.

Employees
The Behrens Group provides equal opportunities to all existing and prospective employees recognising that its reputation is dependant on the quality, effectiveness, and skill base of our employees. We are committed to the fair and equitable treatment of all our employees and specifically to prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, religion, sexual orientation, nationality, or ethnic origin. Opportunities are available to disabled persons in accordance with their abilities and aptitudes on equal terms with other employees.