Policy and Approach

“Domino Printing Sciences has a strong ethical bases to our business and we are proud of our record of responsible behaviour and business approach. We have developed our policy and approach using the principles of the UN Global Compact as our guidelines and will ensure we continue to build on our achievements"            

                                                                         -Nigel Bond, Group CEO

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Governance

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Our Corporate Responsibility agenda and performance is overseen by the Group Environmental Steering Committee which reports to Nigel Bond, the Group CEO.

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Our Communities

Description

Domino Printing Sciences Group companies are active members of the communities in which we operate and aim at all times to be a good neighbour. It is the Group’s policy to work toward improvement of its local communities. All employees and managers have an obligation to ensure that their personal behaviour amongst the public reflects this policy, ensuring appropriate, ethically-minded contribution to our communities’ overall well being. 

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Domino forbids its representatives from making any payment in the nature of a bribe or payoff or from engaging in any form of insider, or unethical trading in Domino Printing Sciences plc shares. We take a zero-tolerance approach to corruption and align ourselves with all relevant legislation. We do not make contributions of any kind to political parties. No charitable donations will be made for the purpose of gaining any commercial advantage.

As well as creating jobs within the community and engaging with local government and educational bodies, we sponsor local philanthropic causes that promote science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) skills and STEM educational programmes. We also endeavour to support organisations neighbouring Domino Printing Sciences Group companies' facilities. It is company policy to make available work placement schemes for local students. We encourage staff to become involved in charitable activities and fundraising by matching their funds (up to a pre-set limit), and allowing them to nominate which organisations the Domino Printing Sciences Group supports.

Domino Printing Sciences plc objectives are to:

  • Increase total employee donations, including company gift match, to charity.
  • Increase corporate charitable donations.
  • Increase employee participation in volunteer and philanthropic activities.
  • Encourage and enable employee volunteerism (by introducing / increasing paid time off for such activities).
  • Ensure zero corporate contributions to political activities.
  • Improve percentage of business units analysed for corruption potential, taking action where appropriate.
  • Maintain our 100% level of employee training in anti-corruption policies.
  • Analyse all business operations with potential negative impact on surrounding communities and take appropriate mitigating actions.


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Highlights

  • Domino Group and our employees have raised over £52,000 for local, national and international charities.
  • Domino China gave a portion of their donations to Hope Primary Schools in some of the poorest rural regions in the country.
  • Domino Germany have donated money to support local welfare services for children and this year they also sent a team of volunteers to work for a day improving the play area at a local children’s nursery.
  • Domino UK were one of the British Heart Foundation’s top 20 corporate donors for their ‘National Heart Month’ campaign.

 

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Our Environment

Description

Domino Group aims to ensure that we manage and reduce our impacts on the environment.  This is important both for our business’ long term sustainability and for our part as a responsible member of the global business community.  In particular we recognise the  effect of greenhouse gas emissions on the global climate and the pressures on natural  resources to sustain healthy and prosperous communities world wide.  We take seriously our part in contributing to global solutions to address these concerns. Consequently, Domino Group strives for responsible stewardship of our natural resources, including that within communities local to Group facilities. We are committed to continual advancement in our environmental performance by improving the efficiency with which we use resources, reducing our energy use and related greenhouse gas emissions ensuring all waste is recycled or disposed of safely and responsibly, and by complying with all relevant environmental regulation. 

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We operate a robust environmental management system to ensure environmental issues are integrated into our business processes and practices, and we publicly report on several key metrics. We actively investigate development of new products and processes with improved sustainability and environmental performance.

Domino Group encourages all employees to participate in activities that aim to minimise the company’s environmental impact, and we support several initiatives within the workplace. Environmental awareness training is provided to new members of staff, and we communicate regularly with our stakeholders, including shareholders, employees, and customers on matters of environmental policy and practices. We also encourage suppliers to adopt the highest environmental standards and we work within our industry tosupport collective  initiatives toimprove sustainability.

We will ensure that every aspect of our activities is conducted in accordance with sound environmental practices.

We will achieve this by:

  • Reducing overall Domino greenhouse gas footprint. By 5% against 2012 baseline by 2020.
  • Working towards ISO 14001 certification at our manufacturing sites.
  • Reducing our total business mileage.
  • Reducing water and energy usage at each of our sites.
  • Cutting the waste we send to land fill through reducing the waste we create, including hazardous waste, and increasing recycling of unavoidable waste.
  • Ensuring all waste and effluent is disposed of in a safe and responsible manner.
  • Managing our sites in an environmentally responsible manner, paying attention to any sites close to any ecologically sensitive areas.
  • Investing in the development of new products and processes that have an improved performance regarding their impact on the environment.
  • Continuing to monitor the effects of climate on our business including our sites, our supply chains and our products.
  • Continuing our active membership of  the British Coatings  Federation to support industry initiatives for sustainability.
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Highlights

  • We are tackling VOC emissions in our manufacturing process. This year we have reduced the amount of these chemicals used during our main manufacturing site’s testing process by around 30%. 

 

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Our Value Chain

Description

We are committed to ethical behaviour throughout our value chain. Our employees and our intermediaries must act in accordance with the Ethics Policy and Anti-BriberyPolicy in all dealings with suppliers, customers, or competitors. Domino Group’s policy is to avoid even the appearance of favouritism since we believe that business decisions by customers and suppliers should be made solely on the basis of quality, service, price and other competitive factors. Domino Group requires accuracy, completeness, and legal compliance in all financial records.

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Domino Group is proactively ensuring that all suppliers comply with our Supplier Code , which is available in 4 languages, [link]  and perform all activities associated with the supply of goods and services incompliance with this Code. The Supplier Code sets out Domino Group’s long standing principles and policies relating to human rights, fair working practices, environment health and safety and ethical business practices. Domino Group regularly audits suppliers, particularly those operating in areas objectively recognised as high-risk ofpotential violation. Suppliers are also encouraged to have established an effective program to ensure all sub-tier suppliers within the Domino Group product line comply with the requirements set out in the Supplier Standard.

The Domino Group is committed to treating all suppliers and subcontractors fairly and honestly under the terms of engagement which are clear, fair and reasonable in comparison to those offered by similar companies.

Domino Group is also committed to effective engagement with customers. Our customer satisfaction procedures ensure we use customers’ feedback to positively change the way we do business, and we operate athird-party certified quality management system. It is also our policy to deal with customers in a reliable, effective, and honest manner that ensures we meet or exceed customer expectation, act fairly, and offer no preferential tradeterms or other treatment to any customer in violation of any law. All employees are responsible for ensuring the integrity of the products under their control and for the veracity of documentation supporting the product integrity. Domino Group’s policy is to comply with all competition and trade regulations laws, to use only ethical methods to market our products, and refrain from disparaging competitors. In addition we do not make any contributions to political parties.

Domino’s objectives are to:

  • All new staff read our ethics and anti-bribery policy and sign a statement to commit to meet the requirements of these policies. In addition the policies are re-communicated to all staff regularly and they undergo a training programme to test their comprehension of the requirements.
  • Consider increases in business with locally based suppliers, both to support surrounding communities and decrease product transport miles.
  • Work with our suppliers to achieve our sustainable and socially responsible procurement policy goals through integrating our Supplier Code into all our new supplier contracts and working with existing suppliers to help them deliver against the principles of the Code.
  • Monitor the delivery of our Supplier Code with selected supplier audits.
  • Ensure suppliers are screened for human rights, collective bargaining, child labour and forced labour policies and actions.
  • Encourage suppliers to begin environmental reporting.
  • Analyse and publish product information for customer health and safety impacts.
  • Ensure customer feedback is integrated into product design and manufacturing process.
  • Ensure robust systems to protect integrity of customer data, working toward zero breaches or failures.
  • Operate at full compliance with all marketing, advertising, and financial accounting laws and best practice guidelines.
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Our Workplace

Description

Domino Group endeavours to utilise best practice in workplace, health and safety, and employment standards.

We aim to employ a workforce reflecting the diversity of our customers and the communities in which we operate. Our employment policies are based on our support for the UN International Bill of Rights and our commitment to apply the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights including a strong determination todeliver equal opportunities. These policies are designed to attract and retain high-calibre individuals, regardless of age, sex, religion, disability, marital status, race, ethnicity, nationality or sexual orientation.

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We take measures to provide good working conditions. Including ensuring we are never below local minimum wages and ensuring none of our staff are working excessive hours.  We take careful precautions to ensure there is no use of child labour or forced labour used at any of oursites by us, our suppliers, or our contractors.

Employees and Company representatives are expected at all times to act honestly, respectfully, and in accordance with our Ethics Policy in business activities. The Company does not tolerate misconduct or harassment in any form. We have a robust grievance process and will diligently investigate and, where necessary, take action against any complaints therein, including those of confidential ‘whistle-blowers’. It is also Group policy to provide a safe, substance-free workplace and to offer assistance to employees who seek the Group’s help in overcoming any dependence or other illness which affects their work. Amongst other generous benefits, flexible working is offered to enable individuals to balance the needs of their personal and work lives. The Health and Safety policy, prepared in accordance with all relevant legislation, aims to safeguard the welfare of all persons who may in any way be affected by Domino Group’s actions.

Domino Group believes effective employee engagement is particularly important in achieving our business objectives. We value employees’ opinions and seek to actively consult them in the decision making process and keep them appraised of company news. It is our policy to provide, equally to all staff, training and career development for growth within the Groups companies, and to explore objectively, through performance appraisals, opportunities for employee advancement. By also offering competitive and fair wages based on skills and individual contributions, granting bonus payments for meeting corporate targets, and encouraging participation in the Share Incentive Plan, we continually aim to improve workplace fairness, job satisfaction, and employee effectiveness.

Our objectives are to:

  • Promote the health and well-being of our staff by continually reducing number of accidents per employee, days lost due to work place accidents, illness or injury and overall absenteeism.
  • Respect the rights and dignity of employees and treat them fairly and without discrimination working toward zero annual cases of bullying, harassment, or discrimination.
  • Work towards maintaining equity in salaries of men and women, ensuring we stay higher than the national average every year.
  • Support local employment where we can source the best people from our local communities and increase hiring of senior management personnel from local communities.
  • Increase training hours per employee annually.
  • Increase percentage of employees receiving yearly performance reviews, with a goal of 100%.
  • Improve net employment creation.
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Achievement highlights

  • Our already low accident rate continued to reduce further in the last two years.
  • Over 30,000 hours of formal training has been provided in 2013 to support our employees’ personal development. An average of 12.7 hours per person.
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