Environmental and Sustainability Policy Statement
Simpson London is a privately-owned company manufacturing luxury leather goods. We recognise that our activities can impact upon the environment and such we have created and environmental and sustainability policy to help identify and minimise these impacts.
We ensure that our policy is:
Checked, updated and agreed by our senior management team.
Available to the public, our staff and those working on behalf of the company, on company
Implemented through our day to day activities.
Monitored for success on an annual basis.
Simpson-London commits to:
Preventing pollution from activities at our manufacturing facility.
Continual environmental improvement.
Complying with applicable environmental legislation and other requirements.
Simpson-London aims to:
Minimise production of waste and increase recycling rates by following the waste hierarchy
(reduce, reuse, recycle)
Minimise consumption of energy and water.
Minimise the environmental impact of activities on site.
Minimise emission from vehicle use.
Promote the use of materials with recycled content or from sustainably managed sources.
We recognise the importance of sustainable development and will work with our suppliers to ensure
that projects meet our sustainability requirements.
We are committed to continually looking for ways to reduce our impact on the environment and working to prevent pollution. We pay attention to waste minimisation and resource efficiency and ensure we source sustainable materials where practically and economically feasible.
We are committed to achieving a reduction with regards to the use of electricity, gas and water in our manufacturing facility.
We are committed to providing a safe working environment that focuses on the prevention of injury, encouraging mental well-being and health. We believe that everyone has a role to play in creating a safe working environment for themselves, those they work with and also ensuring that the public are not endangered by any of our activities.
We recognise the value of our employees and with them to develop their potential and increase their competence through regular training and appraisals.
The communities in which we operate can be affected by our projects and we work towards mitigating the potential nuisance of our activities.
We work to ensure that we interact positively with the communities in which we operate. Effective communication is important so that all who work for us or on our behalf are aware of their responsibilities to ensure a high standard of environmental and community care is maintained.
We are committed to improving the effectiveness of our management system in order to provide opportunities to maximise our delivery performance to all stakeholders.
Finally, we are aware that the livelihoods of our staff and, to some extent, our suppliers depend on our continued existence. This is best served by our continued commitment to producing quality work.
At Simpson London we are committed to reducing our environmental impact. This commitment is an integral and fundamental part of our strategy and operating practises.
Leather and Skins: Simpson-London strictly oppose any practice that cause animal’s distress of suffering or deny them opportunity to behave naturally.
STATEMENT ABOUT OTHER LEATHERS
We fully support CITES and only select products from sustainable sources. We use skins in Appendix II and the CITES convention. These skins are imported into the EU accompanied by an export certificate issued by the government of the country of origin.
All skins/materials sourced by Simpson London Limited are carefully chosen to ensure they have come from suppliers who support and take part in the environmental & sustainable processes
Packaging and paper: The printed stationery and packaging we use is sourced from suppliers that operate within the guidelines of the FCS (Forest Stewardship Council) and PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification). Wherever possible, paper and packaging is recycled within the business and all employees are asked to carefully consider whether a given document needs to be printed.
Simpson-London expects its suppliers to act with integrity and treat employees and labourers with respect.
1) Highest Ethical Behaviour
Our policies and practises direct Simpson-London suppliers to conduct business lawfully and ethically wherever they operate.
We expect our suppliers to comply with all laws and regulations forbidding payment of money, products, gifts or services, directly or indirectly, to any individuals or entities in order to corruptly induce favourable business treatment or to corruptly affect governmental decisions.
Human Rights and Labour
1) Condition of Employment
We stress to our suppliers the importance of operating reasonable working hours to maintain a positive and productive work environment consistent with commonly accepted practices in each locale. We oppose any form of forced, bonded or indentured labour, or involuntary prison work. Further, compensation practises should comply with applicable wage laws, including those relation to minimum wages, overtime compensation and legally mandated benefits.
Our company expects suppliers to prohibit discrimination against of harassment of any employee or applicant on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, or any other factor deemed unlawful.
3) Freedom to Associate
Suppliers should respect the rights of workers to associate freely and seek representation in accordance with local laws.
4) Humane Treatment
Simpson-London objects to any form of harsh or inhumane treatment, including sexual harassment, sexual abuse, corporal punishment, mental or physical coercion or verbal abuse.
5) Prohibition of Child Labour
Our policies oppose child labour and we forbid our suppliers to use child labour in any facility or business
6) Working and Living Conditions
We expect our suppliers to have a healthy and safe working environment in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and to protect employees.