Achieving these objectives allows us to share wider benefits within the local communities in which we operate. This starts with working in a responsible way, putting people first, and respecting our supply chain. Placing safety at the top of our objectives and focusing on our environmental responsibilities sits high within our corporate agenda.
We are constantly looking to identify further opportunities to support community initiatives and good causes, and we actively look to empower our employees with a view to helping them reach out into their communities to identify ways to add value. We constantly review our performance, and through innovation and initiative, we strive to achieve only positive outcomes within the environment.
Running from a head office which is sustainable on the renewable energy it produces, we look to minimise our environmental impact wherever possible throughout the business. Our head office is now virtually paperless, and our operational team are all trained in the use of their PDA devices which allow job packs to be sent to and from sites efficiently and effectively.
Our fleet of over 100 vehicles are made up of Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs), and our journeys are planned efficiently using pool vehicles and public transport as a priority.
We choose to operate with small- and medium-sized local partners who offer us fair and competitive yet sustainably priced supplies. Our temporary traffic lights are of the latest technology and all are generator free and fully electric.
We’re big advocates of flexible and home working. This is made possible by substantial investment in our bespoke management programme, REPS, which encompasses 95% of our business’ workflow, including fleet management, accounts, planning, supplier management and operational working.
We are unbelievably proud of our apprentices and apprenticeship programmes.
Having trained over 100 apprentices in a whole host of different areas of expertise, we are an absolute advocate of offering and supporting apprenticeship roles.
A large number of our apprentices remain in the business, with some making up our directors and senior leaders. Others are now flourishing in our local communities, having achieved roles of all levels within an array of industries. Many of our old apprentices now work as managing directors and owners of their respective businesses.
It is important for us to teach our apprentices life skills as well as helping them to achieve their qualification. It allows them to flourish in roles that are right for them and progress as far as they wish to do in their chosen career path.
Having come through an apprenticeship themselves, one of our directors also gave up their own time to spend 5 years on the board of a local apprenticeship and training provider to assist in the business’ development.
Working with local charities and participating in local community works is also an important aspect of the Road Traffic Solutions commitment to adding social value.
Having raised and donated thousands of pounds to charity over the years, mainly through our nominated annual local charity partners, we have also committed to joining in with our local community works. We support our local communities in a number of ways including the sponsorship of local sporting teams and the gifting of our services and supplies to local community and charity events.
We also participate in the local community champion awards, which recognise the commitment and dedication of individuals to the local community. We are delighted to have participated in this awards ceremony over the past few years to recognise those in the community who go above and beyond the call of duty for the benefit of those around them.