The Group strongly believes that corporate responsibility is integral to business success. The Group is compliant with all relevant regulation and legislation whilst enhancing the working environment for our employees and minimising the environmental impact of our manufacturing processes. There is internal reporting of key metrics throughout the business, and each member of staff is expected to take individual responsibility for their performance and to work together to achieve shared goals.
Xaar continues to sponsor an Imagineering Foundation club which operates at primary schools in both Huntingdon and Cambridge. Supported by eight volunteer tutors from Xaar’s Operations and R&D teams, the weekly, hour-long after-school clubs are attended by up to 12 Year Six students. The students learn about basic science and engineering concepts and make working mechanical and electronics-based models, such as a balloon-powered ‘rocket’ car, a steady hand game and even an AM radio. The Foundation’s aim is to introduce young people of 8-16 years to the exciting world of engineering, science and technology through fun, hands-on activities. The sponsorships are part of Xaar’s role in helping to create the ‘engineers of the future’ and drive interest in STEM subjects (‘Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics’) amongst school students.
The Board has overall responsibility for ensuring that the Group upholds and promotes respect for human rights. The Group seeks to anticipate, prevent and mitigate any potential negative human rights impacts as well as enhance positive impacts through its policies and procedures and, in particular, through its policies regarding employment, equality and diversity, treating customers fairly and information securely. Group policies seek both to ensure that employees comply with the relevant legislation and regulations in place in the UK and other operating locations and to promote good practice. The Group’s policies are formulated and kept up to date by the relevant business area, authorised by the Board and communicated to all employees.
Equality & Diversity
The Group is committed to providing a working environment in which employees feel valued and respected and are able to contribute to the success of the business. Employees are requested to co-operate with the Group’s efforts to ensure that the policy is fully implemented.
The Group’s aim is that its employees should be able to work in an environment free from discrimination, harassment and bullying, and that employees, job applicants, customers, retailers, business introducers and suppliers should be treated fairly regardless of:
- Race, colour, nationality (including citizenship), ethnic or national origins
- Gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status
- Religious or political beliefs or affiliations
- Disability, impairment or age
- Real or suspected infection with HIV/AIDS
- Membership of a trade union
- Pregnancy, maternity and paternity
and that they should not be disadvantaged by unjust or unfair conditions or requirements.
Health, Safety & Environment
It is always Xaar’s intention to conduct business in a manner that protects the public, the environment, and employee safety. Xaar’s Environmental and Health & Safety policies provide a framework for setting and reviewing of Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Objectives. This demonstrates Xaar’s continued commitment to the prevention of injury and ill health and also the continual improvement in our Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety Performance. Xaar believes that the combination of a safe place of work and safe working practices, together with a productive and innovative environment, are critical to the continued success of the Company.
You can view our corporate policies here.