RQ Ratings Ltd Sustainability Policy
Effective Date: 23-March-2023
At RQ we are committed to conducting our business in a manner that promotes environmental, social, and economic sustainability. As a technology business, we recognise the unique opportunities and responsibilities we have in minimising our environmental impact and contributing to a sustainable future. This Sustainability Policy outlines our commitment and approach to sustainability in all aspects of our business.
Remote Work and Flexible Schedules:
We encourage and support remote work to reduce commuting-related carbon emissions. Employees are empowered to adopt flexible work schedules that promote work-life balance while minimising unnecessary travel.
We are committed to maintaining a paperless office environment. All internal and external communications, documentation, and transactions should be conducted electronically whenever possible. Printing is only permitted when absolutely necessary, and double-sided printing is encouraged.
Employees are encouraged to use energy-efficient devices and appliances. Power-saving settings on computers and electronic devices should be enabled when not in use. Where possible, renewable energy sources should be considered for powering remote workspaces.
The majority of meetings should be conducted virtually to minimize travel-related carbon emissions. Employees are encouraged to use video conferencing tools and other collaboration platforms to facilitate efficient communication and reduce the need for in-person meetings.
We prioritise working with suppliers and vendors who share our commitment to sustainability. Consideration is given to the environmental and social impact of products and services when making procurement decisions.
We aim to reduce waste by adopting practices such as recycling, reusing, and responsibly disposing of electronic equipment. Employees are encouraged to minimise single-use items and embrace sustainable alternatives.
We regularly review and assess our sustainability practices to identify areas for improvement. Employees are invited to contribute ideas and suggestions to enhance our sustainability initiatives.
Employee Education and Engagement:
We provide training and resources to educate employees about the importance of sustainability and their role in promoting it. Employees are encouraged to participate in sustainability initiatives and share best practices with their colleagues.
All employees are expected to comply with this sustainability policy. Managers and team leaders are responsible for promoting sustainability practices within their teams.
We are committed to transparency and will report our progress on sustainability initiatives to stakeholders regularly. This sustainability policy is a living document that will be reviewed periodically and updated to reflect our ongoing commitment to sustainable practices. Through collective efforts, we aim to create a positive impact on the environment, society, and the long-term success of RQ.