Orkney based environmental and energy consultancy Aquatera Ltd has become the first company in the islands to gain approval under the Scottish Business Pledge initiative.
Introduced last year, the Scottish Business Pledge is a partnership between the Scottish Government and business to commit to fair and progressive policies that boost productivity, recognise fairness and increase diversity.
Companies wanting to commit to the Scottish Business Pledge – made up of nine components – must pay the Living Wage to all direct employees over 18, be delivering on at least two other elements of the scheme and be committed to achieving the rest over time.
Aquatera Ltd signed up to the voluntary code last year, learning this week that it had gained approval.
Gaynor Jones, Aquatera’s director of business and sustainable development, said: “It’s important to receive acknowledgement for being a good employer. This is something Aquatera takes very seriously and we are actually delivering on all of the nine Business Pledge criteria, not just the required two. This includes recognition of our social responsibility and the community support we provide in terms of sponsorship, volunteering, and working with schools and young people. In addition, and thanks to our dedicated team, we this week achieved ISO90001 quality standard certification for a second year running, which is all part of Aquatera’s commitment to running a quality business.”
For further information, contact:
Gaynor Jones, director (business and sustainable development)
Tel: 01856 850 088