Corporate and Social Responsibility

As an international Group, we understand that our responsibilities extend beyond the walls of our business, into the environment, the community and the wider world.

Our employees, shareholders, communities, partners and customers are all vital to the success of Design Group, which is why we take seriously our corporate social responsibility.

Throughout all of our operations, we work hard to comply with the highest possible standards, in line with our unwavering commitment to our employees, our customers and our planet. In upholding the highest standards of ethical behaviour, it is our aim to foster the relationships we have with all of our stakeholders, continuing to build a more considerate and sustainable Group.

In line with the Group’s rebrand and structural unification, our entire Group now acts collectively in its commitment to our shared economic, social and environmental sustainability aims.

Sustainability and the Environment

In every area of our business, we have a deep-rooted belief in doing our part to protect the environment and preserve our planet.

From using vetted suppliers who share our environmentally aware views and commitments, through to our ongoing efforts to reduce waste and recycle materials wherever possible, sustainability is a part of everything we do.

As well as operational commitments, we encourage an ethos of energy-saving and environmental protection, encouraging our suppliers and our employees to consider the impact their actions have on the wider world. This culture of preservation is backed by operational efficiency in all aspects of our business, with measures in place to make the most out of the resources and supplies we have.

Continuous reviews take place within the Group, with the aim of enhancing our overall environmental performance, reducing waste and holding ourselves to account.

Design Group and The Environment

HEALTH, SAFETY AND HUMAN RIGHTS

The Group is committed to providing a safe workplace for all employees in every area of our business. A strong and visible commitment to health and safety is present throughout the Group.

It is our aim to exceed the requirements of health and safety legislation and we deploy experts to ensure continuous improvement of health and safety across all our businesses. We take human rights seriously and continuously strive to strengthen and protect the systems and management in this area.

The Modern Day Slavery Act came into force in 2015 and we have taken steps to promote and improve our commitment to removing abuse and exploitation in the workplace.

View our Modern Slavery Act Statment.

Social and Community

All stakeholders – our customers, employees, suppliers and investors – are vital to the success of the Group. But it’s our people, their energy, commitment, focus and calibre which make the Group the reliable and agile business it is.

We invest in our people; from training and education offered throughout the Group, through to opportunities for career progression, the Group offers an environment in which our employees are encouraged to grow and deliver their very best. It’s these same opportunities which allow Design Group to attract and retain the brightest talent.

Our recent rebrand and unifying restructure has resulted in the Group being better positioned than ever to offer consistently high levels of service to our customers globally. Resource pooling and data sharing allow for the Group to always deliver our best, with key information, learnings and guidelines shared between Group companies.

Through recognising that each of our customers are unique and so requires a different service to satisfy their needs and expectations, we work hard to build deep and lasting relationships with our customers. Our ability, product offering, unique design capabilities and our fundamental aim of becoming a partner of choice to our customers allows the Group to make the most out of every commercial opportunity that presents itself.

Smiling Jigsaw Project

What makes you smile? That’s the question that was posed to over 1,000 Design Group employees around the world. Watch below.