Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy
The UK Cards Association believes Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is about understanding the business' impact on the wider world and how we can leverage this impact in a positive way. In terms of what CSR will mean to The UK Cards Association, it is essentially an umbrella term to encapsulate how we impact and engage with (i) the environment, (ii) employees, (iii) the community, (iv) suppliers. The UK Cards Association undertakes significant activities in these areas already but in previous years have never had a formal CSR strategy where these areas have been formally tied together. As an Association, we follow a four pillar policy that can be seen below.
We value our Environment
We have committed to ensure that we reduce our environmental impact and continue to improve our environmental performance as an integral part of our business strategy and operating methods. At The UK Cards Association we believe that organisations are responsible for achieving good environmental practice and should operate in a sustainable manner and we will encourage our stakeholders to do the same.
We value our Employees
The UK Cards Association is an inclusive organisation committed to fairness, equality of opportunity and diversity in all its employment practices, policies and procedures. We are committed to ensuring we have a healthy and educated workforce whose views are listened to and respected. We nurture ambition and ensure that all employees are able to develop relevant skills and knowledge to enrich their contribution and carve their own career path.
We value our Community
We have committed to build mutually supportive relationships with the wider community including national and local concerns. At The UK Cards Association we are actively involved in charitable giving and encourage our staff to engage in this process.
We value our Suppliers
We have committed to ensure that all our suppliers have good business ethics and meet the standards we hold in high esteem. We aim to develop relationships built on shared trust and communal responsibility.