Corporate Social Responsibility Policy

We think that businesses should be aware of their social and environmental impact. We want Search Laboratory to have a positive influence on the world we live; which means giving back to the community and doing what we can to protect the environment. This policy outlines our commitments and aspirations in these areas.

What we want

  • To be a responsible business that meets the highest standards of ethics and professionalism
  • To proactively promote compliance with the law and ensure all business operations are legitimate and ethical
  • To uphold a culture of openness and transparency
  • To ensure the businesses we work with conduct themselves with integrity and absolute respect to human rights
  • To proactively support and give back to the community we live in
  • To take positive action to protect the environment

How we will achieve this

Corporate governance

We are committed to ensuring our business is conducted according to rigorous ethical, professional and legal standards. This means:

  • Ensuring we have an open and transparent culture, where stakeholders are treated in a fair and just way
  • Promoting integrity and ethical behaviour through regular staff training and being accountable for our actions
  • We will involve our stakeholders in our decision-making processes, whilst also seeking their feedback to improve our practices

Ethics and ethical training

We are committed to ensuring the human rights of all workers are respected. This means:

  • As an equal opportunities employer, operating in a culturally diverse environment which is free from discrimination through robust recruitment practices and policies
  • We are committed to ensuring the welfare and labour conditions of workers and we will hold review meetings with our partners to uphold our ethical standards
  • We will ensure compliance to anti-bribery and modern slavery legislation through communication and training of our policies
  • Conducting reviews of our supply chain for their commitment to ethics and sustainability

Giving back to the community

We are committed to giving back to our community. This means:

  • Promoting our scheme for paid time off for volunteering, whilst also organising our own charitable events
  • Supporting local and national charities through regular fundraising and hands-on support
  • Continuing to offer our digital expertise and time to local charities to leave them in a more sustainable position

Protecting the environment

We are committed to minimising our impact on the environment and to continued improvement in this area. This means:

  • Setting and communicating the standards we expect with regards to minimising waste, whilst continuing to invest in systems which can reduce unnecessary wastage
  • Continuing to communicate schemes which aim to encourage a reduction in unnecessary travel and pollution
  • Assessing environmental impact before forging new partnerships
  • We will always follow best practices when disposing of garbage and chemical substances
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