Responsible Sourcing Policy Statement

IRL GROUP LTD is the UKs largest Contractor applying Resin Floor and Wall Finishes.

Sustainability is the greatest challenge facing the architectural, building and building supplies industries at the moment. IRL recognises sustainability as the provision of a quality built environment whilst satisfying economic growth, environmental protection and social progress all at the same time.

Sustainable development in the built project/environment should meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability for future generations to meet their own needs. Design, specification and construction should minimise the use of energy and water, use materials that are environmentally benign, use recycled components and materials and minimise waste and pollution.

This policy draws upon the commitments made in other aspects of our integrated approach to corporate social responsibility. We will comply with the laws related to our activities and will work with our suppliers to ensure that we continually reduce our impacts on people and our environment.

We operate Management systems for continual business improvement and adopt a systematic and integrated approach to all aspects of our business including commitment to compliance with the requirements of ISO9001, ISO14001, Investors in People and the CE certification marking schemes relevant to our products.

By fully documenting environmental, health and safety, quality management and sustainability and responsible sourcing systems we may challenge any shortfalls or gaps thus ensuring key materials and processes used to manufacture our products are traceable.

Our Health and Safety Policy states our commitment to ‘ensuring the health, safety and welfare of our employees and other persons who may be affected by our activities, and to continually improve our safe working environment’.

We expect our strategic suppliers to work to an Environmental Management System which meets internationally recognised standards and for other suppliers to be making progress towards this. We will engage with our suppliers to develop programmes to reduce our impact on the environment including energy usage, transport, packaging, raw material usage, renewable and recycled materials and water usage. We have a target to send minimal waste to landfill.

We ensure that our employees receive training, support and development opportunities to enable them to make a fulfilled and sustainable contribution to the company. We treat all stakeholders fairly and with respect and uphold fundamental labour rights. We will ensure our strategic suppliers have the necessary controls and processes in place to uphold the ten principles outlined in the UN Global Compact (are available on request).

We engage with the communities which are local to our operations and aim to make a positive contribution through economic, social, educational and charitable activities. We also seek to support broader, national community initiatives in a variety of ways.

This Policy is communicated to all employees, suppliers and sub-contractors and is made available to the public.

Mr Stewart Jones Director
April 2014 (reviewed annually)