Corporate Responsibility (CR) is a core value for both syncreon as a company and for our individual team members throughout the world. We understand that we are members of our community and must proactively create strong relationships and share what we have and what we know with others. syncreon's CR initiatives reflect our commitment to:
Our culture of innovation and continuous improvement means that we are always searching for new ways to improve our systems, processes and facilities in order to reduce our environmental impact. In 2017, our carbon reduction efforts resulted in 479,000kg saved. Our LED lighting and smart charging initiative reduced electricity consumption by 862,000 kWh. Our switch from paper towels to hand dryers reduced paper consumption by more than 20 tons. We saved 92 trees through initiatives related to pallet usage, and 6 tons of foil by changing pallet wrapping practices.
HEALTH & SAFETY
We value the health and safety of our workforce, customers, and local community members, and our vision is to create an injury-free workplace. We are committed to providing employees with a work environment that is safe and secure, we were the first supply chain company to achieve the new ISO 45001 safety standard at three of our Netherlands sites.
Our global team represents a variety of cultures, languages, and needs. We encourage our associates to be personally active in their community and support local and charitable organizations. As a team, we share a commitment to improve our communities.
Each year, syncreon organizes on a global scale to unite efforts of our local teams and establish a focus for our volunteer work. In 2018, our charitable initiative theme is Access and Empowerment for People of All Abilities.
LABOR & ETHICS
Our policies and code of conduct ensure that we provide safe working conditions at our operations and within our supply chain, and that workers are treated with respect and dignity. We require our suppliers to commit, in all of their activities, to operate in full compliance with local and national Labor and Ethics laws, rules and regulations.
From our start in 2007, syncreon has supported a variety of charitable activities. In 2013, we organized on a global scale to unite the efforts of our local teams and established a focus for our volunteer work. Some years we work as a whole to assist a specific cause, in other years, we work individually and in local teams with a common intention such as enriching children's lives or promoting education. In all of our efforts, we seek to create and sustain value in the organizations and communities that we support.
Our focus for 2018 is Access and Empowerment for People of All Abilities. Our global team represents a variety of cultures, languages and needs and we encourage our employees to be personally active in their community, support local and charitable organisations and for this to have a meaningful impact for all of the people involved.
For the past few years our focus has been on Children, Body and Mind. We have supported causes that fight disease, hunger and support the education of our children. In 2017 we expanded on the success we have had with this initiative and continue the enablement theme in 2018 to support and maximize the potential of individuals within our communities and help them overcome the obstacles they face.
2017 - Body, Mind and Enablement
2016 - Children: Body and Mind
2015 - Children: Body and Mind
2014 - Raising our Hands for Education
2013 - Chernobyl Children International
syncreon wholly supports the goals of the Responsible Business Alliance. syncreon is committed to the values contained in the Responsible Business Alliance Code of Conduct and will ensure that our facilities are in compliance with the code. We have developed and aligned our Environmental, Health and Safety, Labour and Ethics policies and procedures reflecting the requirements of the Responsible Business Alliance Code of Conduct specifically referencing the code where relevant. syncreon requires new direct suppliers to sign up to our Supplier Code of Conduct, as a contractual requirement, prior to us awarding work. We also expect our suppliers to ensure that their suppliers abide by the Responsible Business Alliance Code. In addition we require our suppliers to develop their own corporate responsibilities strategies, policies and processes, set goals and engage and audit their own suppliers. We require direct suppliers to provide reasonable assurance that they comply with international good practice as set out in our Supplier Code of Conduct. syncreon carries out due diligence activities and audits on our facilities and suppliers to check and verify compliance with our Supplier Code of Conduct.
Read our Supplier Code of Conduct.
Overall Winner for Fundraising and Volunteer Efforts 2017: Juárez, Mexico
Juárez, Mexico were chosen as they have shown on going yearly progression in relation to their local community outreach programmes. They have raised money to donate to worthy causes and volunteered their time demonstrating a genuine commitment to the community. The judging panel were also impressed by their creativity, external recognition for their charity work and high involvement with the local community, including earthquake support and aid for enabled people.
Best Fundraising Efforts 2017: Windsor, Canada
Through their numerous fundraising events, Windsor raised $18,858.25.
Best Volunteer Efforts 2017: Moscow, Russia
100% of syncreon Moscow's workforce volunteered their time during 2017.
2016 Overall Winner for Fundraising and Volunteer Efforts
2016 Best Fundraising Efforts:
2016 Best Volunteer Efforts:
SJC Puebla, Mexico
2016 Special Recognition Awards:
Hinckley & Lutterworth, UK
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2015 Best Volunteer Efforts:
2015 Special Recognition Awards:
Windsor, ON, Canada
2014 Overall Winner for Fundraising and Volunteer Efforts:
2014 Best Fundraising Efforts:
Windsor, ON, Canada
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