We work in an industry that has the power to reach and influence almost every person on the planet, giving us the opportunity and responsibility to lead by example. At dock10 we recognise the important role we play, and we strive for sustainability across all our business areas. This includes creating a supportive and inspiring workplace for our employees and promoting social and environmental sustainability in everything we do.
To achieve this, we embed the highest standards of operational and ethical practices into every aspect of our business. We meet our customer, legal and other requirements, and aspire to fulfil the needs and expectations of our employees, customers, stakeholders and anyone affected by dock10's activities.
Located at the heart of MediaCityUK, dock10 was created as an industry focus for world-class television production outside of London.
As a centre of television excellence, we work with national broadcasters and the UK's biggest production companies on some of the country's best loved television programmes.
Built from the ground up, we have 160 employees and over 400 freelancers, and we provide essential telecoms services to more than 250 SMEs.
Our ambition is to excel not only within our industry but also within the wider community, encouraging and supporting sustainability in all its forms at every touchpoint of our business.
Global movements for action on human rights and climate change are growing, and our employees, families and society at large expect us to play our part in addressing these important social and environmental challenges.
For dock10, sustainability comes from embedding strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) policies and practices so deeply that they become part of our company's DNA.
Through our 'Commitment to Excellence' statement we declare our intent and measure our progress towards the goal of building a business that meets people's expectations on sustainability both in principle and in action.
Our efforts are overseen and guided by a specially formed Sustainability Working Group that is headed up by our Chief Operating Officer.
To ensure that we deliver our commitments, we have put in place polices and structures that support and grow our ambitions for sustainability.
Every month, progress towards our sustainability targets are reported to the Management Board who are responsible for overseeing and challenging our sustainability efforts, reporting quarterly to our Shareholder Board.
Across everything we do, our systems are regularly and independently assessed against national and international best-practice standards to ensure they deliver at the highest levels and meet all the expectations of our staff and our customers.
Among the certifications held by dock10, we are proud to hold the following UKAS accredited certifications:
Collectively, these internationally recognised certifications underline dock10's ongoing commitment to best practice in sustainability.
Our Values run through everything we do at dock10, and they underpin the professional standards that we all subscribe to including our ongoing commitment to sustainability. We are:
We want dock10 to be an integral, valued and respected part of the community, creating opportunities for all and minimising our carbon footprint. To do this we have developed Six Sustainability Principles that guide the way we build a better future.
As a company, dock10 is committed to protecting the environment for the benefit of our employees, the wider community and the planet as a whole. Our business decisions consciously take into account potential environmental impacts and the actions we can take to mitigate them.
We are continually working to improve our environmental and energy management systems, including:
Reporting and reducing our carbon footprint
Efficiently using energy, water and other natural resources
Prioritising designs that improve energy performance
While always striving to exceed expectations, as a minimum we fulfil our environmental and energy compliance obligations, including legal and other requirements related to the environment, energy efficiency, use and consumption, and international standards including ISO 14001 and ISO 50001. Beyond this, we also challenge our colleagues and the business to find innovative ways of further reducing our environmental impact.
Low-carbon choices are encouraged for commuting, business travel and the supply chain, including access to the cycle to work scheme, minimising business travel, enabling home working and buying from local suppliers. Where possible we use materials from sustainable and environmentally friendly sources and procure energy-efficient products and services.
We also ensure the availability of all the information and resources needed to achieve our energy objectives, and we communicate our environmental policy to shareholders, employees, contractors and others to promote an environmentally responsible attitude within our organisation.
A business grows stronger and better when it engages with its employees. At dock10 we encourage regular two-way communication to inform and consult with our teams, gathering their ideas and opinions and keeping them appraised of the business and how they contribute to its success. We also continually engage with our customers to understand what we could do better.
Communications take place across a broad range of platforms, including:
Across all interactions at dock10 we expect people to treat others with respect, believing that all employees have the right to dignity and respect in the workplace. This is built upon the following principles:
We manage our business in a way that not only upholds the letter of the law but also the spirit of the law. dock10 has put policies in place that promote and support good business practice. These policies include:
Anti-slavery and human trafficking
Anti-corruption & bribery
Anti-facilitation of tax evasion
Code of professional conduct
Dignity at work
Active adherence to GDPR
All major suppliers are required to confirm that they comply with our policies, and we exercise no undue influence over our suppliers and pay them to the terms agreed.