Corporate Social Responsibility Policy
At Clockwork we are proud of our track record in risk management, health and safety and environmental planning. We are committed to building a safe working environment to protect the interests of our employees, customers and the wider community.
Health & Safety
Our North London branch holds the ISO 45001, the international standard in occupational health and safety. Clockwork’s health and safety management systems and procedures meet exceptionally high standards, consistently identifying and controlling health and safety risks, reducing accidents and ensuring full legislative compliance. Our North London branch also holds the ISO 9001 in quality management, ensuring customers get a consistent and high standard of service.
We have specific goals and policies to ensure that we minimize our environmental impact wherever possible. Our North London branch holds the ISO14001 Environmental Management Systems certification and all our projects and procedures comply with this.
Our Green approach translates into every aspect of our day-to-day operations and within our CSR plan we continually set ourselves demanding environmental targets. Most importantly this includes a fleet replacement plan; making sure our fleet is fully compliant with the UK’s Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZ).
To further minimise our environmental impact we work alongside Carbon Footprint, taking part in their UK tree planting initiative in which we plant a tree for every container we ship throughout the world.
We are continually adapting and updating our CSR plan to ensure we meet and exceed it’s targets, here are just some of the other ways in which we strive to do this:
- Using recycled packing materials and recycling them after use.
- We use recyclable paper for all our marketing materials and encourage the use of ebrochures and ebusiness cards wherever possible.
- Partnering with eco-friendly organisations for recycling and disposal services.
- Continual driver training; to ensure responsible driving and fuel efficiency.
- Our highly trained operations teams work hard, throughout the UK, to reduce empty running with strategic planning and backloading.
- We encourage the use of virtual surveys where possible to further cut down on travel and emissions.
Clockwork in the Community
At Clockwork we are committed to protecting and improving the local communities in which our branches operate, throughout the UK. Examples of the ways in which we get involved include; supplying boxes for use at food banks and sponsoring schools and local sports teams. Where possible we offer specialised removals for charities including the Six Circle Project in Perth and Baby Basics in Sheffield.
As a nationwide company, we are also proud to be involved in the Kickstart Scheme. This fantastic initiative helps create new jobs for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment.
If you would like more information on our corporate social responsibility policy please get in touch with us today on 03332 413 120.
The charity of rugby, Wooden Spoon, aims to positively transform the lives of disabled or disadvantaged children across Britain. Recently, the charity organised a Scotland vs. Wales Wooden Spoon Match and fundraising event which helped with raising lots of money for those in need.
“The provision the auction prize from Clockwork Removals was hugely generous and very much appreciated by the committee. Indeed, it attracted the highest proceeds for any auction item on the day and contributed hugely to the success of the event. However, the real appreciation will emanate from the children and young people whom the charity assists.” – John, Treasurer of the Scottish Committee of the Wooden Spoon
The Shoot is a major shooting and social event based in Auchterhouse, Dundee. With over 400 guests in attendance the event is well known for being the perfect day out for shooters with varying levels of experience. £3.2m has been raised and distributed to charities across Scotland since it started 18 years ago.
“Thank you Clockwork Removals for your kind donation to this year’s Shoot, which was attended by more than 400 guests on Sunday 11th August. In total, we raised £230k on the day, which will be divided between our chosen charities, Maggie’s Cancer Centres, JDRF, Seamab and CLIC Sargent.” – Gerard Eadie CBE
The Army’s National Charity
ABF, The Soldiers’ Charity, works hard to provide support to soldiers, war veterans and their families when they need it most. The charity was first established in 1944 to give help to soldiers returning from the war, but now the charity helps more than 70,000 people every year.
“I am delighted to report that, greatly exceeding our hopes, the D-Day 75th Anniversary Dinner raised over £108,000 (net) for the Army’s national charity. It was great to have such a generous donation from Clockwork Removals – the money this raised equates to a typical grant to an individual or family – Clockwork’s generosity really will be life changing!” – Charles Dunphie – Director, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity