Our Environmental Policy

It is the philosophy of Grant NI that the Environment is everybody’s responsibility. Grant NI is committed to promoting environmental and energy awareness to our employees and encouraging them to play an active role in Grant NI’s commitment to its environmental policy.

The Organisation commits itself to the task of setting Goals and Objectives as a means of continually improving the environmental system, this is done on an on-going basis to examine, assess and, where possible, improve the system.

It is the policy of Grant NI to ensure that its Environmental System complies with the requirements of all relevant legal requirements, codes of practice, and regulations and to uphold the conditions set down by our IPPC License.

We will continue to promote, develop and implement waste prevention, reduction, reuse and recycling on-site in a systematic and cost effective manner. We are committed to improving our resource efficiency through reduction of energy use and waste, reducing our carbon footprint, and working with our customers to make more environmentally sensitive choices.

EN ISO 9001:2008

All our products are manufactured to EN ISO 9001:2008, a standard based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement. Checking that the system works is a vital part of ISO 9001:2008. Grant NI regularly perform internal audits to check how our quality management system is working.

MCS 008 & MCS 010 certification

The Spira Wood Pellet Boiler has acquired MCS 008 & MCS 010. The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) is an industry-led and internationally recognised quality assurance scheme, supported by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and demonstrates compliance to industry standards that companies strive to meet. It highlights to consumers that companies are able to consistently install or manufacture to the highest quality every time.

Ethical Trading Policy

Ethical Trading Criteria

At Grant NI we are committed to developing a profitable, stable Company. However this must be compatible with the interests of our customers, employees, suppliers and contractors, business partners and the community where we carry on our business. With this in mind we trade to the following Ethical Trading Criteria and are totally committed to a code of ethics designed to promote honesty, integrity, fairness and mutual respect demonstrated by:

  • Our commitment to provide customers with quality products and services
  • Our commitment to fulfil our contractual obligations to suppliers, customers business partners and contractors in order to provide high service standards
  • Our encouragement to develop working relationships based on trust, equal opportunity and non-discrimination
  • Our encouragement of career development and continued training for our staff and to recognise and reward both individual efforts and teamwork
  • Our commitment to minimise the impact of our business upon the environment
  • Our commitment to establish and sustain positive relationships with our local community based on mutual understanding
  • Our commitment to act responsibly regarding health and safety and enforce at all times our stringent health and safety policy to safeguard customers, suppliers, contractors, employees and the general public
  • Our commitment to co-operate fully with government agencies to ensure we comply with all applicable laws, bylaws and regulations

Ethical Trading Code of Practice

Grant NI trades according to the following Ethical trading Code of Practice. This practice applies to staff directly employed by Grant NI on temporary or permanent contract, staff employed or provided by contractors or employment agencies to work on behalf of Grant NI:

  • All employment is freely chosen
  • Working conditions are safe and hygienic
  • Child labour is not used
  • Wages are fair and comparable to the industry standard and will always exceed the minimum wage
  • Deductions from wages as a disciplinary measure is not permitted
  • Working hours are not excessive
  • No harsh, cruel or degrading practice is permitted
  • No bribery, corruption, blackmailing or bullying is permitted

As part of our commitment to this policy, Grant NI is aiming to communicate this policy to all of our first tier suppliers, with a request to answer a questionnaire on this subject to show that they have set similar criteria for their own suppliers and service providers. Thus the aim is to demonstrate a commitment to good business ethics throughout the length of the supply/service chain. In addition to making enquiries we may also visit prospective new suppliers and make our own observations and make regular visits to established suppliers both at home and abroad.

This policy will be reviewed annually as part of Management Review procedures.

The board of directors will overview this policy.

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Stephen Grant
Director