Environmental, Social, and Governance
We follow the ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) framework and take the holistic view that sustainability extends beyond just environmental issues or charitable donations. ESG reminds us that our commitment to corporate social responsibility isn’t just limited to short-term social value goals and targets, but the overall philosophy of how we manage BWL to ensure an ethical, sustainable, transparent and well-governed business.
Our robust approach to ESG allows us to continue to negate our impact on the environment and contribute to wider society despite uncertain political and societal situations both in the UK and around the world. BWL has embedded ESG within our company values and philosophy, ensuring that social issues will always be at the forefront of all we do as a business and for our clients.
As an ISO 14001:2015 certified business, BWL’s offices are fitted with regularly serviced recycling bins and electricity is procured from suppliers that use 100% renewable sources.
Our use of water coolers and reusable personal drinking containers vastly reduces water usage from running taps and the use of non-biodegradable disposable one-use bottles.
Our largest environmental impact is travel. To mitigate any excess mileage, and to reduce our carbon footprint, we operate a generous work from home policy for all employees, use electric and hybrid cars, and always use trains for long journeys.
At BWL, we believe that it is essential to give back to the community in meaningful ways. Our commitment to community support extends beyond our own business, and we actively participate in charitable projects both independently and with our clients. We recognise the impact we can make by coming together for a common cause and are proud of our team’s efforts in making a difference.
In September 2022, our Commercial Business Director, Sean Mander, completed Rhodar’s ‘Around the Lake Charity Challenge’ and raised £290 for WellChild, a national charity for sick children. In May 2022, our CEO Michael Lee and our team participated in Rhodar’s ‘Charity Golf Day,’ raising £180 for selected local charities. Additionally, Michael took part in the CEO Sleepout in Middlesbrough, which aims to raise awareness of homelessness and hardship, and he raised over £1,500 of sponsorship.
Our goal of creating positive social change goes beyond fundraising. We believe that our language and communication play a vital role in creating an inclusive and respectful community. In accordance with our mission to treat all clients, stakeholders, and individuals with dignity and respect, we are developing an Inclusive Language Guide. This guide aims to promote inclusivity, prevent bias, and educate our team members on the importance of mindful communication. Our guide emphasises the use of people-first language, avoiding stereotypes, and treating individuals equally. We believe it is crucial to be willing to make changes if necessary and continually educate ourselves on best practices in promoting an inclusive and respectful environment.
BWL’s certified management system ensures that we have formal processes and procedures that continually improve our services, from procurement,to contract delivery, and associated supporting legal services.
Our robust policies, standards, and procedures define how we operate as an organisation and have continuous improvement at our core. The benefits of our certifications include a high-quality and efficient service, commitment to reducing our environmental impact, assurance of the highest standard of data handling and protection against cyber-attacks, and our approach to health and safety. We also have formal mechanisms in place to assess and improve our approach to quality, the environment, health and safety, and protect all information we store. Our corporate social responsibility policy is tied to this and ensures we cover the broader social, economic and sustainability actions.
We are always seeking a wide range of talented and diverse candidates to join our growing team at BWL Group.
We recognise the value in our people and embrace diversity and innovation. If you’re looking for a new challenge and want to work in an exciting and dynamic team, please review our vacancies page or send us a message.
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