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 also proud to be part of the Carbon Capture Scheme supported by the Woodland Trust whereby C02 emissions from the manufacture and distribution of our printed mailers and flyers is offset by planting native British woodland.
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.
Donations to Charities Across the Highlands, Aberdeenshire and Tayside
Our Inverness branch gained access to an abandoned container in their warehouse and found 756 brand new children’s dressing gowns! Our busy team in the Highlands got to work reaching out to local charities who would benefit from clothing donations for young people.
We are delighted to say they managed to donate the dressing gowns to Barnardo’s Inverness, The Archie Foundation at Raigmore Hospital, MFR Cash for Kids and Inverness Women’s Refuge.
“We are delighted and thankful for your donation which will ensure children who arrive as emergencies often with no spare clothing will have a cosy dressing gown”- The Archie Foundation
Baby Basics, Sheffield
We have been working with the fantastic charity Baby Basics for a while. This volunteer-led project aims to support new mothers and families who are struggling to meet the financial and practical burden of looking after a new baby.
When required our teams donate time and vehicles to help move the larger volumes of stock which have been donated by various retail chains and most recently helped the charity move into their new warehouse.
“We’re all moved into our new warehouse space!!! A HUGE thank you to Clockwork Removals and Storage for their amazing generous help!” – Baby Basics
The Perth Six Circle Project
Our Perth branch has built an ongoing relationship with the Six Circle Project. This fantastic organisation supports disadvantaged adults to gain skills and knowledge with the aim to reduce social isolation and exclusion.
The branch work with the project to help store belongings for adults in challenging circumstances as well as donating furniture to help vulnerable individuals live more independent lives.
“Clockwork Removals Perth have been a delight to work with. The manager, Russell, and his team – office staff and Colin, have not only been professional but have been flexible, reliable and true to their word. Hard working they still had time to acknowledge myself and my colleague. I would without doubt recommend them for removal and storage needs and would use them again in the future with real confidence.” – Marlow Clark – Project Manager