dock10 recognises that it has a responsibility to not only its employees but also the wider community within which it operates. Community includes our colleagues, their families, customers, suppliers, local communities, our environment and our responsibility as a representative of an industry that touches everybody's lives.
We recognise our role by responding conscientiously and by doing the right thing in business to help minimise any adverse impact we may have on the environment. We continue to take positive steps to tackle issues and make a positive contribution to meeting global environmental challenges such as climate change.
The areas we are most active are in areas where we are able to influence directly and include energy, waste management and transportation.
The energy we use in supporting the delivery of our business operations has the biggest impact on our carbon footprint. We are actively driving down the amount of energy we consume through changes in our working practices, efficient energy management and acquiring assets that reduce our consumption.
dock10 operates an energy management group in conjunction with Peel Media and the maintenance contractor Cofely.
MediaCityUK has responded to the Carbon Literacy challenge by setting itself the target of becoming a carbon literate site. A partnership project was set up, including Peel Media Ltd, BBC, ITV, Skill Set, and dock10, to develop and deliver a course to the people that work at MediaCityUK. The Carbon Literacy training covers the fundamental science behind climate change and how we can make a difference both at home and at work. The second half day is tailored to the role employees perform at work. We will deliver this to our current employees and anyone who joins us in the future.
dock10 work with the BBC sustainability department and BAFTA to help productions complete their Albert submissions. The level of metering built in to the dock10 facilities allows a significant level of accuracy to be achieved in the submissions from productions using the MediaCityUK Studios compared to other facilities.
At the heart of dock10's success now and in the future are its people. It is essential to us that all of our employees feel fulfilled in what they do, are able to express themselves in how they do it and can contribute fully to the growth and development of the business. We actively encourage employees to have their say, to inform and be informed, to develop and grow personally alongside the business. It is through a diverse, engaged and active workforce that we will create the long term sustainability for dock10.
dock10 is on a very steep growth curve. From its opening in 2011 it is the largest broadcast media facility by value and volume, in the UK. The company has grown to 125 staff in this short space of time. To help guide staff in the way dock10 wants to operate we run a management development programme. This is for those that directly manage staff directly in the normal course of business or indirectly such as a Studio Manager on a production.
We encourage staff to take part in charity events such as race for life, Macmillan coffee mornings and Red Nose Day. In such cases dock10 will contribute to the administration or joining costs.
The future of dock10 in part, rests in its ability to recognise and nurture up and coming talent within the company. We have started to introduce 'development roles' which are specifically created to offer a one year training plan away from the role they were doing and to give individuals an opportunity to experience other areas of the business.
dock10 has committed a significant resource to develop quality, environmental and health and safety management systems from the formation of the business. This demonstrates dock10's desire to ensure that we provide the best quality of service to our customers, be good citizens and not impact the environment and to ensure that all our staff and anyone who works with us or visits us is in a safe and healthy environment.
At dock10, we believe that nothing is quite as rewarding as working with local communities and ambitious young people to meet shared ambitions together. With that in mind we provide a variety of work experience, mentoring and apprenticeship opportunities and work with a number of local organisations to offer voluntary and charitable support.
Nurturing and developing future talent is just as important to us as working with our existing employees. Here at dock10 we have employed 2 apprentices, offering them training and valuable on the job experience. In addition, we also support the formal apprenticeship schemes of the BBC and events crew specialists, Gallowglass. We take on apprentices as part of their schemes and provide them with essential work experience within our Studio and Technology departments.
Any business can only be as strong as its partner relationships. These include customers, suppliers, our neighbours and those we engage with in the course of our activities. We actively work with all of our partners to deliver on our promises, as part of our commitment to excellence and sustainable development.