Corporate Social Responsibility

Our commitment to operating
as an ethical, socially responsible
company in everything we do

As climate change progresses, we will witness both human tragedy and inspiring human resilience. It will challenge us. It will test us, and it will change all of us. But if we all contribute in some small way by making changes to our lives, work and lifestyles, collectively, we can reduce our carbon emissions by a huge amount and hopefully, contribute to the preservation of the stunning bio-diversity and the wildlife the earth has today for our future generations...

Lee Wade CEO

At Exponential-e, we are passionate about
protecting our planet and conserving its natural resources
for future generations.

We recognise the impact our business can have on the environment and have been working
continuously since 2014 to reduce our carbon footprint in every way we can. We believe it’s our obligation to leave the world a better place than we found it and, to this end, have set specific objectives to ensure we achieve our CSR goals. Our Mission Statement - declared in 2002 - was to be publicly recognised as a ‘world-class company’, and we constantly strive towards that goal. However, we also recognise that our goal cannot be achieved unless we operate globally as good corporate citizens.

Social Responsibility

Exponential-e has a long-standing responsible approach towards balancing social, environmental and commercial factors to maintain a sustainable planet and a thriving business. Our social responsibilities embrace many areas such as the fair and equal treatment and support for our staff, inclusivity, diversity, and how we work with the local communities and what we give back to them. Additionally, our wider contribution to society through partnerships with selected charities, local authorities and good causes has been part of our culture, ethos, and values since our inception in 2002.

Responsibility to Our Staff

We are committed to helping our staff fulfil their potential in and out of work and offer a range of online and in-person training programmes to this end, with employees’ successes celebrated at our quarterly Pride Awards.

Our Culture Club and Women’s Network offer staff friendly, open forums to discuss day-to-day life at Exponential-e, where they can freely share their concerns, challenges, and ideas, driving new initiatives to help make us a supportive, exciting place to work.

We also offer a range of benefits to boost staff’s overall health and wellbeing, including life assurance, Medicash cover, and private medical health cover.

Environmental Responsibility

We take our environmental responsibilities very seriously and are actively engaged with our staff to continuously raise awareness, whilst promoting and protecting nature and biodiversity. We have a dedicated Green Team who are actively engaged with staff to promote the need to contribute individually in a multitude of ways towards protecting the sustainability of the planet.

We are accredited and operate the business within the frameworks of nine internationally-recognised ISOs, of which two are focused on Environment Management (ISO 14001:2015) and Energy Efficiency (ISO 50001:2015). 

This standard specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and improving an energy management system with a systematic approach in achieving continual improvement of energy performance, including energy efficiency, energy security, energy use and consumption.

We are audited twice per year on each ISO accreditation to ensure we are operating to the highest of standards to comply with the ongoing accreditations.

The table on the next slide shows the progress we have been making since 2015 to reduce our energy consumption and carbon footprint. We have clearly made great strides with this policy, but still have some way to go.

Our Five CSR Pillars

Our five CSR Pillars represent the different ethical obligations that are deeply embedded in our everyday business.

CSR Pillar 1. Environment: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle are principles that are baked into our company’s DNA
Environment

We believe that even the smallest action can make a difference to the planet, and so reducing impact on the environment is something we care deeply about.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle are principles that are baked into our company’s DNA.

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CSR Pillar 2. Diversity and inclusion: Fairness, diversity, and inclusion have been embedded in our business from the very beginning.
Diversity and inclusion

We are committed to recognising talent regardless of background and eliminating discrimination at work.

Fairness, diversity, and inclusion have been embedded in our business from the very beginning.

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CSR Pillar 3. Health and wellbeing: We ensure our employees get the best support for their emotional and physical health.
Health and wellbeing

With high levels of stress and uncertainty, it’s more important than ever to ensure our employees get the best support for their emotional and physical health, and so we offer a number of programmes and initiatives in this area.

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CSR Pillar 4. Local community support: We strive to make a difference in our communities.
Local community support

We strive to make a difference in our communities, with our Culture Club organising numerous charity events throughout the year, and our employees enjoying time off to focus on their own voluntary work.

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CSR Pillar 5. Business practices:  We look for the same high standards when choosing suppliers and partners, who must demonstrate a clear commitment to data protection and supporting human rights.
Business practices

Exponential-e is dedicated to sustainable, ethical and responsible business practices. We look for the same high standards when choosing suppliers and partners, who must demonstrate a clear commitment to data protection and supporting human rights.

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