Corporate Social Responsibility

We want to be a responsible company.  This page describes some of the specific actions we take to ensure that we add social value through our work and attitudes.

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We have a detailed Environmental Impact policy, removing, reducing or recycling to the maximum extent we can.

As with any consultancy, business travel is a necessary part of our work.

We try to minimise the impact of our travel as much as possible by:

  • avoiding travel where possible, for example by using WebEx conferencing
  • using public transport rather than car when practical
  • using lower emission vehicles in preference to higher emission ones

That does, however, still leave a significant carbon footprint.  To help address this, we carbon offset our annual business travel using a certified carbon offset scheme that provides – for example – cooking stoves for families in Ghana and safe water for families in Keyna.

Although carbon offsetting itself does have its opponents as well as its supporters (for example, this article discusses the issues), we have chosen this scheme because it has social, as well as environmental, benefits.

And we do, of course, also look on a continuous basis at other possible ways of reducing our environmental impact.

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We have chosen Shelterbox as the charity Qeons will support.

Shelterbox provides emergency shelter and vital supplies to support communities around the world overwhelmed by disaster and humanitarian crisis.

If there are families in need of emergency shelter, they will do everything they can to help them.

Since ShelterBox was founded, they have responded to over 250 disasters and humanitarian crises in almost 90 different countries and provided emergency aid for well over one million people.

They deliver the essentials people need to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of a disaster.

ShelterBox aid is tailored to a disaster but typically includes a disaster relief tent for a family, thermal blankets and groundsheets, water storage and purification equipment, solar lamps, cooking utensils, a basic tool kit, mosquito nets and children’s activity pack.