Embedding sustainability in our culture
The three elements of sustainability – society, environmental and economic – are interdependent. We will not be successful in the long term without meeting our environmental and social responsibilities. Equally, we cannot contribute to society and environmental protection without economic success.
At VBTECH, we seek to deliver sustainable business growth and value by:
- managing our business responsibly, with high levels of corporate governance
- creating high-quality, rewarding employment
- ensuring access to our products for those who need them
- valuing our employees and protecting their safety
- reducing the environmental impacts of our products and operations
- supporting community-based projects and encouraging innovation in science and technology
Since its formation, VBTECH has developed a deep understanding of the business case for investing in sustainable policies and practices
Fulfilling our Commitments
We subscribe to the following definition of sustainable development, as contained in the World Commission on Environment and Development report, Our Common Future:
“Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
All of us at VBTECH are expected to live VBTECH’s commitment to sustainability in our daily business activities and to benchmark our achievements against the industry and best practice.
Many of our initiatives are voluntary and go beyond regulatory requirements and standards. Internally, the VBTECH Code of Conduct sets out our principles of sustainable development.The Vbtech Corporate Committee is responsible for ensuring that we fulfil our commitments and helping instil sustainability into our daily business.
Our Code of Conduct
Our ethical standards and commitments are embodied in our Corporate Values – integrity, courage and passion. Our Code of Conduct guides VBTECH employees on acting with integrity at all times. Employees complete mandatory training to ensure they understand the code, including how to voice their compliance concerns over business practices or behavior.