Sustainability

Problem Statement

Addressing the pressing challenges of environmental degradation, climate change, resource depletion, social inequality, and economic instability has become a paramount concern for governments, businesses, and individuals worldwide. The current trajectory of unsustainable practices has led to an urgent need for innovative solutions to reduce our ecological footprint, mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, transition to renewable energy, adopt circular economy principles, protect biodiversity, and foster social equity. It is crucial to develop and implement sustainable strategies that balance economic growth with environmental and social well-being to ensure a prosperous future for present and future generations.

Climate Change

Climate change is a critical global challenge that demands immediate attention and collective action. Driven primarily by human activities, such as burning fossil fuels, deforestation, and large-scale agriculture, the Earth’s climate is rapidly changing, resulting in rising temperatures, shifting precipitation patterns, and more frequent and severe weather events. These environmental transformations are already impacting ecosystems and communities worldwide, threatening food security, water availability, public health, and economic stability.

Addressing climate change necessitates a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), the transition to clean and renewable energy sources, and the adoption of sustainable practices across industries and societies. It is crucial to recognise that combating climate change is not only an environmental imperative but also a social and economic one, as it profoundly affects the well-being and prosperity of current and future generations. Urgent and concerted efforts from individuals, businesses, and governments are required to mitigate the impacts of climate change and build a resilient and sustainable future for our planet and its inhabitants.

Our goal is to reach Net-Zero by 2050 or sooner.

Our Carbon Reduction Plan outlines exactly how we plan to do this.

Read Carbon Reduction Plan

PRESERVING BIODIVERSITY

We are currently partnered with My Square Metre to plant one square metre of wildflowers for every course we conduct.

BUT HOW DOES THIS HELP?

My Square Metre plant wildflowers on land that was previously poor quality, or that was formerly used as industrial or developed land, and ensure that the plants they use are most beneficial for that area of land.

This area of land is then protected for 30 years, which will, at that point, be fully rewilded and the wildflowers can thrive without intervention.

THE FACTS…

  • 1 square metre will feed the equivalent of 360 bees
  • 5 square metres will feed the equivalent of 1 mouse
  • 7 square metres will feed the equivalent of 1 butterfly
  • 400 square metres will feed the equivalent of 2 sparrows
  • 2000 square metres will feed the equivalent of 1 owl

OUR UNIFORM

With every uniform order we place for our employees, our supplier commits to planting a real tree, accelerating us all to a more sustainable future.

This reforestation project not only has a positive environmental impact, but also has a positive human impact through hiring and training local people to plant new trees that are native to the environment.

Check out the forest that our orders have contributed to.

Community Investment

Upholding the highest standards of social responsibility and promoting the well-being of our employees, and wider society, is of the highest importance.

But how do WE DO THIS?

  • By ensuring safe, healthy, and inclusive work environments where equality, diversity and respect are valued.
  • By ensuring our supply chain upholds human rights principles and ethical labour standards.
  • By valuing employee engagement, development, and well-being through fair compensation, benefits, and opportunities for growth.
  • By engaging with communities to understand their needs, concerns, and aspirations, and through contributing positively to their social and economic development.
  • By supporting charitable initiatives and community projects that align with our values and priorities, including annual charity football matches, Wear it Pink Day in support of Breast Cancer Awareness and Christmas Jumper Day in support of Save the Children, to name but a few.
  • By partnering with charities, such as The Air League, to provide opportunities within the drone industry, with a focus on breaking down the barriers that can prevent people getting the training and development they need to open doors in this industry. One way in which we do this is through providing drone scholarships through the charity each year, providing successful applicants with the A2 CofC qualification, kickstarting their drone pilot careers.

Supporting the Armed Forces

As a leading defence supplier, and an employer of both reservists and ex-military professionals, showing our commitment to supporting the Armed Forces and their community is of the utmost importance. We have a passion for ensuring that no Service Leaver feels at a disadvantage throughout their resettlement process, or during their new career. 

To demonstrate our ongoing commitment to the Armed Forces Community, we have been awarded the Armed Forces Gold Covenant Award by the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (DERS). This award follows a pledge to support the Armed Forces Community, meaning that we recognise the value, skills and knowledge that serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families contribute to our organisation and the wider country.

 

Accreditations

  • Armed Forces Covenant Gold Award logo.
  • ISO 9001 logo
  • Cyber Essentials certification mark.
  • Joscar logo.
  • CAA logo.
  • ADS membership logo.
  • SCEG logo.
  • The Air League logo.
  • Pro Qual logo.
  • ELCAS Logo
  • My Square Metre logo