At Sorrel Group, we take the health and safety of our staff and customers seriously. As such we have put new and increased safety measures in place in accordance with industry guidance.
We continue to monitor the situation and react immediately to any updates. We are implementing Site Operating Procedures as set out by the Construction Leadership Council.
We are following the government’s guidance on working safely and all sites are clearly marked with a sign showing the steps that have been taken to make the site Covid-19 safe. Workers are using separate entrances, one-way systems and are provided with a vehicle to commute to and from site to avoid using public transport and minimize exposure.
Additional PPE has been provided and staggered start times are used where possible.
Health and safety is paramount in delivering a project well. The safety of our workers and customers is always at the forefront of our minds and we keep up to date with government guidance to maintain a healthy and safe working environment.
Sorrel Group complies with the Health and Safety Act 1974 and subsequent legislation. It is our objective to minimize the number of instances of occupational accidents and illnesses and ultimately to achieve an accident-free workplace.
All employees are provided with the equipment, information and supervision necessary to allow them to carry out their job safely and ensure the safety of those around them.
At Sorrel Group, we feel a responsibility to maintain the environment.
We self-monitor our impact on the environment and strive to constantly reduce this in the following ways:
- Using renewable materials such as timber from sustainable sources.
- Using local materials and services wherever possible.
- Reducing emissions from our works and driving eco-friendly vehicles.
- Using site waste management plans to minimise our waste to landfill and send to recycling plants instead.
- Achieving sustainability requirements under the Considerate Constructors Scheme and IEMA.
- Ensure continual compliance with energy related legislation, requirements and corporate commitments.
Sorrel Group has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery, and we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains.
We are also committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains, consistent with our disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
We expect the same high standards from all of our contractors, suppliers and other business partners, and as part of our contracting processes, in the coming year we will include specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, or anyone held in slavery or servitude, whether adults or children, and we expect that our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.
This policy applies to all persons working for us or on our behalf in any capacity, including employees at all levels, directors, officers, agency workers, seconded workers, volunteers, interns, agents, contractors, external consultants, third-party representatives and business partners.
At Sorrel Group, we conduct all of our business in an honest and ethical manner. We take a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption and are committed to acting professionally, fairly and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships wherever we operate and implementing and enforcing effective systems to counter bribery and corruption.
We will uphold all laws relevant to countering bribery and corruption [in all the jurisdictions in which we operate]. However, we remain bound by UK laws, including the Bribery Act 2010, in respect of our conduct both at home and abroad.