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Corporate & Social Responsibility
Corporate & Social Responsibility
As a leading supplier of contract and permanent recruitment consultancy solutions, LA International believe that our Corporate & Social Responsibility provides the building blocks to fulfil all the elements of everyday business and also enables our staff, clients and candidates to achieve a sustainable position for the benefit of the environment and community as a whole.
LA International aims to be a good corporate citizen in all that it does. LA International’s Board of Directors fully supports this policy as a means of achieving a sustainable business model to benefit our shareholders, employees, customers, candidates and suppliers along with the community as a whole.
The characteristic spirit engendered by the management team of LA International throughout the company is one of total professionalism at all times
We aim to provide an environment for our staff that encourages them to work efficiently, ethically and with a high level of creativity and productivity
We encourage and reward loyalty, enthusiasm and the ability to encourage these attributes in others.
LA International is an enjoyable place to work and a difficult place to leave.
Staff conduct their activities in such a way as to promote and maintain LA International’s reputation and the trust and confidence of our clients and candidates
Ongoing compliance in an agreed and timely manner with contractual obligations to clients, suppliers and candidates is assured.
The confidentiality of information is fully maintained
Confidential information is never utilized for personal gain Legal Compliance with all national and local laws in operational countries is ensured.
Our business practices in the United Kingdom fully conform to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation's (REC) Code of Practice.
Our commitment to equality and diversity is underlined by our REC based “Diversity Assured Status” over successive years and Diversity Works for London Gold Standard award for those wishing to differentiate themselves as leaders in Equality & Diversity best practice.
LA International embraces the seven strands of diversity and will seek to promote the benefits of diversity in all of our business activities as part of its commitment to managing and promoting diversity for all employees, workers and applicants We seek to develop a business culture that reflects that belief.
We seek to widen the mediums in which we recruit to ensure as diverse as possible employee and candidate base.
We strive to make sure that our clients meet their own diversity aims.
We review all aspects of recruitment on an on-going basis to avoid unlawful or undesirable discrimination, treating everyone equally.
We place an obligation upon all staff to respect and act in accordance with the policy.
We are committed to providing training for all staff in equal opportunities practice.
We ensure that we do not discriminate unlawfully when deciding which candidate/temporary worker is submitted for a vacancy or assignment, or in any terms of employment or terms of engagement for temporary workers and internal employees.
We ensure that each candidate is assessed only in accordance with the candidate’s merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required by the particular vacancy.
As a fully accredited member of The Green Accord scheme, LA International drives sustainability, addressing expanding environmental responsibilities. We demonstrate best practice and promote the reduction of environmental impact through the whole supply chain by demanding practical actions and the instigation of alternative working practices. The scheme aims to benefit customers, suppliers and non-customers by minimising the environmental impact of our business activities.
Our Health & Safety
As a recruitment organisation LA International, through the nature of its operations possesses a very safe, office based working environment with our Health and Safety management provision tailored specifically to our business operations.
Our policy is aimed at providing and maintaining safe and healthy working conditions, equipment and systems of work, for all employees and ensuring information, training and appropriate levels of supervision are in place issued and adhered to.
LA International recruit contractors and permanent staff on behalf of our clients, the permanent recruits will operate under the employers health and safety arrangements. Our contractors will accommodate the Health and Safety stipulations as laid down by the client with whom they are placed.
LA International’s staff nominate a local charity to support, which is reviewed annually and since 2004, The LA International Charitable Trust has supported the Douglas MacMillan Hospice located in North Staffordshire. The Douglas MacMillan Hospice provides specialist palliative care for people facing cancer and other life-limiting illnesses; and help and support for their families and carers. Care and assistance is provided free of charge and they rely upon voluntary donations and some statutory funding to meet running and development costs. Fundraising by employees includes:
ad-hoc donations and gifts
All money raised by employees is doubled by the Company and since July 2004 The LA International Charitable Trust has donated over £50,000 to the Douglas MacMillan Hospice.