What is Corporate Social Responsibility?
Corporate Social Responsibility or CSR is the way in which a business manages it's environmental and social impact. The aim of CSR is to ensure that the company is working ethically and working to build a better society. These efforts can range from donating money to nonprofits to implementing environmentally-friendly policies in the workplace
Corporate Social responsibility has become important as consumers are looking for more than just material products or services from the companies they choose to work with. Today there is a greater focus on the impact that businesses are having, environmentally, socially, ethically and globally. According to a study by Cone Communications, 84% percent of global consumers also said they seek out responsible products whenever possible. And 90% would boycott a company if they learned of irresponsible or deceptive business practices.
CSR can be categorised into many different areas. Three key aspects of Corporate Social Responsibility are Environmental, Ethical and Philanthropic.
Focusing on the environmental impact that your company has. This can range from responsible recycling to improving the organisation's entire carbon footprint. Reducing waste, controlling energy usage, green office initiatives and company travel policy can all contribute to environmental CSR. In addition, companies can focus on making their operations more sustainable and efficient to prevent long-term negative impacts on the environment.
Ethical Corporate Social Responsibility focuses on fair treatment for everyone. This can include employees, customers, the supply chain and stakeholders. Within their own company, this can mean ensuring the fair treatment of all employees of the company and people all along the supply chain, the national minimum wage is met, and working conditions are kept up to a high standard.
Philanthropic responsibilities are responsibilities that focus on seeking to benefit and promote the well-fare of others. Many companies achieve this through charitable, by donating services to community organisations and engaging in projects to aid the environment.
Your Corporate Social Responsibility
Recycling your electrical waste need not be something you do just to meet regulatory requirements. It can also be seen as an opportunity. Recycling your WEEE responsibly for reuse ensures you operate at the top of the waste hierarchy and is a great way to minimise your negative impact on the environment and put something back into your community.
REPC provide a cost-effective service that can have a positive effect on your company’s bottom line as well as benefiting your local community. We work with a range of disadvantaged groups to help them to gain IT skills and experience that improves their confidence and employability.
Repc process all waste to the highest environmental standards, exceeding regulatory requirements.
REPC provide a cost-effective service that can have a positive effect on your company’s bottom line. We believe that refurbishment for reuse is an effective way to reduce negative environmental impacts. So, we aim to reuse as much as possible. Working with Repc, your IT equipment can be used in our community projects like our BBO project. Where we work with a range of disadvantaged groups to help them to gain IT skills and experience that improves their confidence and employability. We also work in partnership with Computers 4 Africa to refurbish IT equipment to be sent to Africa to provide access to technology that they otherwise would not have. If we cannot reuse your equipment, we recycle it responsibly, break it down into component parts and send it to specialist recyclers.
Our Corporate Social Responsibility
Repc commits to providing a safe, efficient and competitive service to our customers, supporting the local communities in which we work and protecting the natural environment.
We actively monitor and limit the waste we produce, have a strategy in place to minimise our energy consumption; and wherever possible seek to responsibly source all our supplies.
Repc is the first recycling company to provide an enhanced traceability service for the equipment we recycle detailing beneficiaries of reused equipment and carbon savings achieved. We believe that this level of transparency is essential in delivering responsible IT waste disposal.
All the equipment REPC recycle is 100% traceable. We also add value and contribute to corporate social responsibility goals by:
- Employing local people;
- Providing computer and waste management training for disadvantaged young people;
- Working with local schools to promote the benefits of recycling for reuse; and
- Providing affordable alternatives to purchasing expensive new IT equipment to low-income families, charities and community-based groups