ESG & Sustainability
WE'RE FOCUSED ON SUSTAINABLE PERFORMANCE AND ON A JOURNEY TO NET-ZERO
We care for our employees, we're active and engaged in our local communities, and are mindful of our environmental impact. We strive to create a positive workplace that is safe and fair for all, where our responsible business practices make a positive contribution, and where we lead by example in protecting the environment and giving back to the communities we engage in.
Our commitment to the environment
Committed to using renewable energy whilst maximising efficiencies in logistics and operations.
Reducing waste and recycling wherever possible and support our customers in doing the same.
Committed to Net Zero Goals and to managing and reducing our carbon footprint. Since 2020 we’ve been measuring and reporting our emissions, from manufacturing to delivery.
Pride in our people
A Real Living Wage employer and signatories to the Living Wage Foundation - we pay our people above the minimum wage.
Fair, supportive and inclusive - We embrace all genders, orientations, abilities and neurodiversities.
Caring for health and wellbeing with benefits provided for all our people.
Commitment to our communities
Sharing our expertise through training courses and knowledge resources for electrical engineering communities.
Donating, fundraising and volunteering in support of initiatives locally and internationally.
Best practice is key to our culture and is driven by our Board of Directors.
Clear and transparent compliance, with oversight and monitoring of policies.
Working hard to select ethical suppliers by vetting and monitoring the partners we collaborate with.
We strive for excellence. Not only do we maintain the highest accreditation standards, our industry leading experts push for even better standards in our industry.
Signatories to the United Nations Global Compact
We have signed up to the United Nations Global Compact. The UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a blueprint for addressing global challenges across inequality, climate change, and environmental degradation. The UN Global Compact ensures businesses commit to establishing a more sustainable future for all.
The UN Global Compact looks at businesses to first operate responsibly, and then engage in opportunities that promote change through innovation and collaboration. They have set out 10 principles across 4 corporate areas, which Eland Cables has committed to:
- Human Rights – (1) respect and protect these rights and (2) make sure we’re not complicit in any abuses
- Labour – (3) Uphold the freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining; (4) eliminate all forms of forced or compulsory labour; (5) abolish child labour; (6) eliminate discrimination in respect of employment and occupation
- Environment – (7) Support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges; (8) support greater environmental responsibility through initiatives; and (9) encourage R&D and adoption of environmentally friendly technology
- Anti-Corruption – (10) Work against all forms of corruption including extortion and bribery.
The UN Global Compact also has Good Life Goals which individuals, including us and all our stakeholders, can make efforts to embody.
Our Net-Zero Goals
Science-Based Targets Initiatives on Carbon Emissions (SBTi)
We are determined to reduce our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions: we’re already on a clear path towards effective change.
We have set Near-Term Science-Based Targets (SBTs) to help us reduce our GHG emissions. SBTs target a maximum increase against pre-industrialised temperatures of well below 2oC (capped at 1.5oC where possible) as recommended in the Paris Climate Accords. We are committed to reaching the 1.5oC near-term target before considering measures such as offsetting in our efforts to achieve net-zero. We work with specialist 'carbon consultancies' to provide the analysis, and seek independent verification from the British Standards Institution (BSI). We work with our clients on lifecycle analysis to make projects across all industries more sustainable.
2020 was our SBT baseline year and we have a maximum of 10 years to achieve our near-term targets. By neutralising residual emissions at the earliest opportunity, we’re committed to surpassing the 2050 net zero emissions target set by global governments.