We look to always be a step ahead in terms of our social and corporate responsibility. It is our ethos to ‘go above and beyond’. This is because we believe that this commitment makes our company stand out on ethical and corporate social good grounds and allows us to be a front runner both ethically and corporately and give back to our community.
Training and Local Employment
EMS are proud to be a employer and training provider and have always pledged to invest in our staff through successful trainee schemes and apprenticeships. We offer regular trainee positions to allowing us to nurture new staff and support them to engage in a satisfying and progressive career path.
As part of our commitment to our current contracts, we also offer local employment within the geographical area to promote local employment and career opportunities in the local communities within which we work.
EMS are mindful of our impact on the environment and reducing waste and pollution through our activities. We do this by being mindful of fuel usage and economy. We also ensure good route planning to ensure that we make the most economic use of our vehicles to minimise pollution caused by our vehicle emissions. EMS also have a dedicated environmental policy and continue to make regular improvements to minimise our impact on our environment. EMS are currently in the process of working towards gaining ISO14001 accreditation.
Charity support is also important to EMS. In 2018 we have pledged to support Herefordshire Mind, a mental health charity working closely with the community of Herefordshire and surrounding areas. After an initial donation EMS have pledged to join and support a number of fundraising initiatives for the charity throughout 2018. EMS also supported West Midlands based Children’s Hospice the Donna Louise by sponsoring their Tower To Tower Fundraising event for the Staffordshire based respite care centre.
EMS recognises our responsibilities within the communities that we work. In recent years, EMS have volunteered asbestos surveying and management services to a local DIY SOS as part of a BBC television series. Alongside this, EMS has also donated asbestos services to other charitable causes including to the Cheltenham Open Door renovation project as part of Cheltenham Borough Homes’ ten-year celebration. We donated asbestos services to the whole building before renovation allowing the local charity to support vulnerable, disadvantaged and lonely people all year round.
EMS’s Managing Director Jamie Perkin-Best also donates his time and knowledge of health and safety to HSE initiative Working Well Together which provides support and educational events aimed at promoting best practice and health and safety in construction.
Above and Beyond
EMS considers out responsibility towards the community and environment very seriously. We aim to express citizenship through waste and pollution reduction processes and by contributing educational and social programmes in our community.