CSR/Sustainability - Tangent has a strong and positive story to tell about its CSR initiatives but we were delighted to receive the external measure of our Policies, Procedures & Activities through the Silver award we received from Ecovadis towards the end of 2015. Much of what we have built up around CSR follows the tenets (see below) of the UNGC but we had not formally signed up to join the UNGC movement.- this we have now done and are pleased to include the Commitment Letter from Simon Dear, our CEO stating our commitment.
Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;
Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and
Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.