GIS Social Responsibility
At Global Inkjet Systems [GIS] we are committed to being a responsible business and we firmly believe that corporate responsibility is integral to our success.
We are committed to the welfare of our employees, local communities, and the environment. We are committed to minimizing the impact our activities as a business have, and we also want to make a sustainable difference.
GIS is an equal opportunities employer. We have a flat structure which facilitates communication and employee involvement – holding regular monthly company meetings to update everyone on each area of the business and enable teams to showcase their work and project focus.
GIS promotes career progression and personal growth by providing training and development and we actively encourage and support staff to learn new skills and gain new qualifications. GIS employees also benefit from a fully funded Social Club organising events during the year like go-karting, punting and trips to local attractions and events. GIS also organises a Christmas party, which includes spouse/partners –with transportation provided to and from the event.
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GIS is actively involved in supporting and developing the local community by creating jobs and supporting local charities and events. GIS participates in the Cambridge Network of companies and continues to develop ties to Cambridge University for project work and recruitment.
GIS operates a Charity Committee through which matched funding and charitable donations are made. Employees are given the
opportunity to nominate a charity and the Committee will then make a selection which best represents all the interests and locations of employees where possible. If employees raise money for a charity then GIS matches the amount of money raised to an agreed limit.
Beneficiaries to date have included local schools and fund raising events such as the Wilburton Village fete and charities like Countryside Restoration Trust
, Cambridge Science Centre
(The East Anglian Sailing Trust), The Prickwillow Engine Trust
, Woodgreen Animal Shelter
and many, many more.
GIS encourages staff to become involved in charitable activities and fundraising events and allows staff to take time off work to volunteer.
GIS works towards minimizing the impact of our business on the Environment and we are committed to continuous improvement. We encourage all employees to participate in minimizing the company’s environmental impact. We make efforts to incorporate environmental benefits into our technology and business operations. With the exception of commercial meetings, travel is kept to a minimum. For technical support we make efficient use of office-based support tools such as Skype, remote access software and webinars.
All GIS documentation includes advice on recycling our products and we offer a comprehensive returns programme for old electronics to ensure they are recycled and/or disposed of according to regulations. In most cases electronics can be repaired and we encourage customers to use this service. GIS complies with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (European Community directive 2012/19/EU on waste electrical and electronic equipment) and the RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC and only works with PCB manufacturers who have ISO manufacturing status and adhere to strict RoHS compliance regulations.
The GIS office incorporates a number of energy efficient features such as movement sensitive lighting with auto-switch off overnight and energy efficient air conditioning. In addition we provide recycling bins for paper, plastic, aluminium, cardboard, batteries, and printer cartridges.
GIS supports the local Cambridge Cycling to Work initiative and suitable bike racks and shelters are provided for employees. Over 30% of staff regularly cycle or use public transport for their daily commute.