‘Sustainability’ means meeting our present needs without compromising future resources – by creating a responsible and profitable business that contributes to a good society. Our company’s principles, and our commitments to being a sustainable business, have been embedded in our corporate Vision, Mission, Policies and Values. These enable us to address long term environmental and social challenges on the journey to success.
The Clancy Group’s approach to achieving a sustainable future is to drive behavioural changes for continual improvement, to create a sustainable environment and to make life better for all our families.
Companies are now beginning to see the relevance of moral practices in their businesses. The need to raise the profile of sustainability in businesses is becoming a key concern – which acts as a tool for risk management, to prevent issues such as corporate fraud. The Clancy Group has taken important steps on the journey to become a more sustainable business, and our 6S Vision sets out what sustainability means to us – ‘We act responsibly and deliver for our clients’. This is our vision, our aim, and our future.
Our Roadmap to 6S is also the pathway to changing behaviours, and ensuring that we have employees of integrity at all levels, to embed sustainability across the business. Our sustainability challenges are intrinsically linked to the services we provide to our client base, and we have set targets and objectives to manage these issues. This is supplemented by a dynamic campaign of initiatives to help our business achieve its objectives, with our directors being assigned responsibility to manage these initiatives.
Relying on a code of conduct, aspirational initiatives and commitments is myopic, since businesses must ask what they think society should and ought to be. There need to be plans to suggest where the journey should lead, and at the same time there should be practical suggestions on how to embark on that journey. Therefore, improvement plans will take the needs of stakeholders, past activities, communication needs and currently recognised best practice and develop a structured approach – to drive integration of corporate responsibility and to deliver improvements in performance.