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Corporate Responsibility

ETL’s corporate and social responsibility is fundamental to the way that it operates. The company is continuously striving to improve its impact on employees, the wider community, and the environment, whilst upholding the highest standards of governance. ETL’s ESG Policy and Framework is available below and sets out how we are achieving this in line with our business strategy.

As part of a network of other organisations, people, and the environment, ETL’s relationship with its suppliers and third parties is critical for ethical and sustainable business growth. ETL’s Supplier Code of Conduct compliments ETL’s ESG Policy and Framework by encouraging socially and environmentally responsible business ethics across this network.

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Environmental

Reducing the energy, carbon, water and waste impact of our business is of critical importance to ETL. We are increasingly integrating environmental responsibility into our activities, from daily operations and processes through to long term business planning and investment.

We aim to reduce our environmental impact across the full life cycle of our products and services by engagement with suppliers; to propagate environmental responsibility throughout our supply chain.

Commitment to Net Zero:
ETL’s Carbon Reduction Roadmap aims to reduce emissions year-on-year in line with NET Zero reduction targets. Our roadmap states a Net Zero target date of 2044 and target of a 75% reduction in CO2e by 2037, with incremental targets each year and associated actions. This target has been set using the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) guidance. Key measures to achieve this include monitoring and reporting on energy use, identifying where savings can be made, increasing the overall efficiency of our operations and use of renewable energy.
In April 2023, we installed an additional 141.96 kWp of solar PV at our Hereford site, in addition to the existing 72.64 kWp already in place. Our solar PV is expected to generate over 190,000 kWh per annum.
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Social

ETL’s people have made the company as it stands today, and each member of staff is highly valued. As well as providing a safe and inclusive environment, we are committed to supporting employees in developing and maximising their career potential so that they can thrive at work. ETL’s commitment to its staff is reflected in obtaining “Great Place To Work” certification (November 2023 – November 2024).

We also strive to be a valued partner to our communities, with positive and growing relationships with local education establishments and a staff led Charitable Donation Committee.

Health and Safety is integral to how we do business as a responsible employer; ensuring that we provide a safe and healthy working environment for our staff whilst at work and others who could be affected by our work activities. ETL’s H&S Policy details our commitment to managing H&S in line with best practice across all our business activities.
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For more about our Charity initiative, click here.

Governance

Upholding the highest standards of governance is essential to maintaining value for our shareholders, external board members and other stake holders. This includes complying with all laws, rules, regulations, and policies applicable to our business covering aspects such as cyber security and data protection, export control and compliance, anti-bribery and corruption and anti-competitive practices.

ETL is committed to promoting the highest standards of openness, integrity, and accountability. The Company encourages all employees to conduct themselves in accordance with high moral and ethical standards showing respect, integrity, honesty, fairness, and in full compliance with the law. We have robust policies in place to ensure that conduct expectations are outlined, and we have rigorous processes in place to deal with misconduct.
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