CSR and Sustainability

We take great pride in our business practices and procedures. We understand that everything we do has an impact on the world around us and therefore strive to find smart, achievable and measurable steps to make that impact a little less every day.

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  • Whether seeking to source greener and more ethical products andconsumables, environmentally sound printing or FSC-approved paper, UOE has solutions that can be tailored to match and measure against our CSR and sustainability goals.

    Our people

    UOE is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such, we are committed not only to observing employment legislation but also to the promotion of equality of opportunity in employment. We discriminate only on ability!

    We encourage free thought and expression, empowerment and 360-degree reporting and feedback.

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    Our suppliers

    UOE is committed to working with suppliers to ensure that the welfare of workers and labour conditions within the supply chain meet or exceed recognised standards.

    We will work only with suppliers where:

    • Forced, bonded or involuntary prison labour is not used
    • Workers are not required to lodge deposits or their identity papers and are free to leave their employer
    • A safe and hygienic working environment is provided
    • Workers have access to clean toilet facilities and clean water
    • Recruitment of child labour does not takes place
    • Workers are paid fairly and consistently
    • Workers are not required to work excessive hours
    • Harsh or inhumane treatment of workers is never permitted
    • Wages paid are enough to meet at least basic needs
    • Deduction from wages is not permitted as a disciplinary measure

    Each supplier is required to sign up to a CSR code of practice to ensure they meet with the above criteria.

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    Environmental policy

    We seek to source greener and more ethical products and packaging solutions. We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and ensuring we are making the greenest choices possible through improved energy awareness, clear recycling containers, and using recycled resources for our products.

    We are committed to continually investing in and monitoring the energy we use and the waste we recycle, making alterations wherever possible in order to improve our impact on the environment.

     

  • Our community

    UOE supports a number of local and national initiatives to ensure a positive impact on its community in London and beyond.

    Some of our recent good causes include Alopecia UK, Isabel Hospice, Jewish Care, Spread a Smile, Martins School, Archer Academy, Children in Need, NSPCC.

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