Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Upholding the value of a good corporate citizen
  • Caring for staff, the environment and our communities
  • Demanding the highest ethical standards from staff and suppliers

At Volante, we have a responsibility to uphold the values inherent in being a good corporate citizen and a desire to share and promote those values beyond our organisation and out to our wider stakeholders and the local communities in which we operate.

Our corporate responsibility activities are structured in three areas: an equal opportunities recruitment policy within our local communities; charitable giving and volunteering work by supporting staff through “Charity Days”; and a comprehensive environmental and staff wellness programme.

Through these activities, our aim is to ensure that everyone in the organisation does their best to support our market and the community.

Looking after our environment

We are an environmentally conscious business and introducing energy efficiency measures through intelligent use of technology and is a key part of our drive to reduce the impact our activities have on the environment.  Technology underpins our business and this includes creating a ‘paper-light’ offices and other initiatives to significantly reduced paper and energy wastage. We also use carbon neutral suppliers wherever possible and we apply ethical sourcing practices when employing external service providers.

Looking after our employees

Our people are our greatest asset and maintaining their well-being contributes to a more productive and healthy working environment.  We encourage and support ‘cycle to work’ schemes, remote and work from home opportunities, and continuous, professional development of all staff.

Modern Slavery Act 2015 Statement

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires businesses of a certain size to publish a slavery and human trafficking statement each financial year and to highlight their efforts, and to address issues, if any, within their own business and supply chain.

As a modern, global company, Volante expects the highest ethical standards of its officers and employees and we are committed to establishing and constantly striving to improve, systems and processes to avoid being associated with human rights violations, both within our operations and across our supply chain.

During 2018, we will review our supply chain to verify that our suppliers commit to observing best practice when it comes to anti-slavery and human trafficking and that they are in compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Within our own businesses, Volante will instigate online training to ensure that all our staff are aware of the provision of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the wider issues around slavery and human trafficking. While this training is not currently mandatory, all staff are encouraged to undertake it.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It is directly applicable to the 2018 financial year but it will also constitute Volante’s Modern Slavery Act 2015 Statement for future years until such time as it is modified, renewed or removed from our website.

Whistleblowing Policy

In order for Volante to maintain its reputation for integrity, it is important to that people across our organisation feel able to raise concerns about workplace issues (e.g. malpractice, non-compliance with legal or regulatory requirements or Company policies). This includes any circumstances that may give rise to an enhanced risk of slavery or human trafficking.

Our procedures are designed to allow employees to raise concerns in the knowledge that they will be heard and, where necessary, acted upon, and where acted in good faith, the employee will not suffer any detriment.

A confidential and anonymous email address has been established to allow employees to raise these concerns.

Talbir Bains
Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Volante Companies