The rpc Group of Companies is a socially responsible Group of Companies. We make every effort to consider the impact of our business practices on society and strive to ensure that what we do, and how we do it, is beneficial to our clients, candidates, employees, suppliers, our local community and the environment.
We believe in giving back and supporting the invaluable work performed by our chosen charities, by either getting involved and supporting the various charities’ activities or by making regular donations to each of the of the following:
St Mary's Church, Sholing, Southampton
Our employees are entitled to take extra days paid leave in order to participate in unpaid work for our chosen charities.
All staff regularly wear something red on Wednesdays to show our support to the UK Armed Forces.
We no longer issue Christmas Cards but give a donation to the Help for Heroes charity equal to what it would have cost us to buy and send out the cards.
In addition, The rpc Group of Companies is a member of Woolston Traders Association which in conjunction with Southampton City Council works towards improving the environment of Woolston.
The rpc Group of Companies recognise and accepts its responsibility as an employer for providing a safe and healthy working environment. It recognises its obligations to the environment through our services and therefore is continually striving to improve the impact we have on the surrounding environment.
Although the Company has a low adverse impact on the environment, it is committed in the long term to creating a more sustainable environment through the development of effective recycling and waste management policies and practices
We strive to minimise the carbon footprint of our offices and make them as energy-efficient as possible. All computers except our server are shut down at night and we remind all staff to switch off lights and electrical equipment when not in use.
We recycle all that we can. Empty ink cartridges are given to the Hampshire Autistic Society and to St Mary’s Church, Sholing Southampton which along with postage stamps removed from external mail received, are forwarded by the Church to The Leprosy Mission.
Electronic communication is favoured over paper copies wherever possible thus reducing the amount of internal paper waste. Internal paper waste is recycled by an arrangement with a local paper shredding company.
We have installed “hippo bag” water saving cistern devices in the cisterns of all our toilets and in our kitchen we use Fair-trade tea and sugar.
The Company Secretary acts as the Environmental Manager. Overall and final responsibility for environmental matters rests with the Managing Director.