Group Policies

This section of the website introduces you to the principles and policies that underpin Hargreaves Services plc's approach to conducting our business:

Ethical Standards

Hargreaves Services plc is committed to conducting our business with honesty and integrity, and we expect all staff to maintain high standards.

It is vital that we conduct our business at a level where our actions cannot be questioned. Accordingly, our Board of Directors has formulated and approved a Code of Ethics Statement that describes our principles and values.

Code of Ethics Statement

Furthermore, the Board has approved a comprehensive Anti-Corruption and Bribery Policy which sets out our responsibilities, and also the responsibilities of those who work for us. We take a zero-tolerance approach to the making or receiving of bribes or corrupt payments in any form and expect the same impeccable standards of all those with whom we do business.

Anti-Corruption and Bribery Policy

We have added to our already-robust set of reporting systems by creating a whistleblowing policy.

Whistleblowing Policy

Modern Slavery Statement

Hargreaves Services plc is committed to the eradication of slavery and human trafficking.

Modern slavery is a despicable form of organised crime in which people are exploited for criminal gain. It is inhumane, unethical and damaging to society, yet it remains an issue in corporate supply chains around the world.

Hargreaves will not knowingly use forced labour, slavery or unlawful child labour in providing any of its services or products, nor will it accept services or products from suppliers that employ or utilise forced or unlawful child labour or any form of slavery.

Modern Slavery Policy Statement

Competition

Hargreaves Services plc aims to win business in a differentiated high value manner but we do not employ unfair trading methods and we do not condone any activity which might in any way unfairly restrict the level of competition expected by our customers.

Group Competition Law Policy Statement

Conflicts of Interest

Our employees are expected to ensure that their personal interests do not at any time conflict with those of Hargreaves Services plc. Employees who are shareholders are advised of, and comply with, share trading codes.

Conflicts of Interest Policy

Environmental Policy

The Group’s Environmental Policy Statement commits us to ensuring that protection and enhancement of the environment is embedded in our Company values and encourages our suppliers and supports our customers in adopting a similar approach.

Additionally, our procurement processes require us to evaluate our suppliers’ environmental approach as part of our supplier approval process.

Environmental Policy

Gender Pay Gap

We have published our gender pay gap report which looks at the average earnings for women and men regardless of their role. The gender pay gap differs from equal pay. Equal pay deals with the pay differences between men and women who carry out the same job, similar job or work of equal value. To view the report please follow the link below.

Gender Pay Gap Report

Fraud

Hargreaves Services plc is committed to the deterrence, detection and correction of fraud by employees and others who interface with the Group.

Fraud Risk Management Policy

Political Donations

Hargreaves Services plc does not make political donations.

Quality Assurance

Hargreaves Services plc and its subsidiary companies attach great importance to the value of having quality management systems in place throughout our varied operations.

ISO9001:2015 is the internationally-recognised standard for quality management.

Certification under ISO9001 is a demonstration of our confidence and commitment to providing our clients with the best possible products and services.

For our clients, our ISO9001 certification gives them assurance that when they deal with Hargreaves they are working with a supplier/provider operating to the very highest standards at all times.

ISO-9001-2015 Hargreaves Industrial Services Limited

ISO-9001-2015 Hargreaves (UK) Services Limited - HELM

ISO-14001-2015 Hargreaves (UK) Services Limited - HELM

ISO-45001-2018 Hargreaves (UK) services Limited - HELM

Waste Carrier Broker Dealer Certificate: Hargreaves (UK) Services Limited

Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Certificate: Hargreaves (UK) Services Limited - Logistics