Corporate Social Responsibility
We have a reputation for openness and transparency in how we do business. Our CSR provides the foundation for our HSE, Ethics, Diversity & Inclusion and Code of Conduct policies.
We are part of our local community and are committed to making a positive and lasting contribution to the greater good.
We work hard to reduce negative environmental and ecological impact to land, water, air and living organisms. We use expertise to encourage others to limit and reduce their negative environmental and social impacts.
In business, we strive to give our customer tangible value through industry expertise and after-care service support.
We take our responsibility seriously and we invite and welcome your feedback any time.
Modern Slavery Policy
This statement is made pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that the Optimum Group of Companies has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain.
Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. The Optimum Group of Companies has a zero tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.
The Optimum Group of Companies operates an approved supplier procedure through our Quality Management System and maintains a preferred supplier list. We conduct due diligence on all suppliers before allowing them to become a preferred supplier. This due diligence includes an online search to ensure that particular organisation has never been convicted of offenses relating to modern slavery or any other discredits.
Our anti-slavery policy forms part of our contract with all suppliers and they are required to confirm that no part of their business operations contradicts this policy.
In addition to the above, as part of our contract with suppliers, we require that they confirm to us that:
- They have taken steps to eradicate modern slavery within their business
- They hold their own suppliers to account over modern slavery
- (For UK based suppliers) They pay their employees at least the nationals minimum wage / national living wage (as appropriate)
- (For International supplier) They pay their employees any prevailing minimum wage applicable within their country of operations
- We may terminate the contact at any time should any instances of modern slavery come to light