At Freelancer club we recognise the importance of environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and economic sustainability. As part of our commitment to sustainable practices, we have developed this Sustainability Policy to guide our actions and ensure that we contribute positively to the environment and society. This policy applies to all employees, stakeholders, and operations within our organisation.

1. Environmental Responsibility:

1.1. Resource Conservation: We are dedicated to minimising our ecological footprint by conserving natural resources, including energy, water, and materials. We will implement measures to reduce waste, promote recycling, and encourage the use of renewable resources whenever feasible.

1.2. Emissions and Pollution: We will strive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and minimise pollution from our operations. This will involve adopting cleaner technologies, optimizing energy efficiency, and managing waste responsibly.

1.3. Biodiversity and Ecosystem Protection: We are committed to preserving and protecting biodiversity and ecosystems. We will strive to minimise our impact on habitats, promote sustainable land use practices, and support initiatives that protect and restore natural environments.

2. Social Responsibility:

2.1. Ethical Practices: We will conduct our business with integrity, honesty, and transparency, adhering to the highest ethical standards. We will respect human rights, promote fair labor practices, and ensure the health and safety of our employees, customers, and communities.

2.2. Diversity and Inclusion: We value diversity and inclusivity within our workforce. We will provide equal opportunities for all individuals, regardless of their background, and promote a culture of respect and tolerance.

2.3. Community Engagement: We will actively engage with local communities, seeking to understand their needs and concerns. We will support community development initiatives and collaborate with stakeholders to address social challenges and improve quality of life.

3. Economic Sustainability:

3.1. Sustainable Supply Chain: We will work closely with our suppliers and partners to promote sustainable practices throughout the supply chain. This includes sourcing environmentally responsible materials, supporting fair trade, and encouraging ethical business conduct.

3.2. Financial Responsibility: We will operate our business in a financially sustainable manner, ensuring long-term profitability while considering the economic impacts of our decisions on employees, stakeholders, and the wider community.

4. Continuous Improvement:

4.1. Monitoring and Reporting: We will establish mechanisms to monitor our sustainability performance regularly. We will measure our progress, set targets, and report transparently on our sustainability initiatives.

4.2. Stakeholder Engagement: We will actively engage with stakeholders, including employees, customers, suppliers, and communities, to gather feedback, listen to concerns, and incorporate diverse perspectives into our sustainability efforts.

4.3. Education and Awareness: We will promote sustainability education and awareness among our employees, stakeholders, and the public. We will provide training opportunities, share best practices, and encourage sustainable behaviours at all levels of the organisation.

This Sustainability Policy serves as a roadmap for our organisation's commitment to environmental responsibility, social responsibility, and economic sustainability. By adhering to this policy, we aim to create a positive impact on the planet and society while fostering a culture of sustainability within our organisation. We will regularly review and update this policy to reflect evolving best practices and emerging sustainability challenges. 

Freelancer Club is committed to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the abolition of modern slavery and human trafficking.

As an equal opportunities employer, we are committed to creating and ensuring a non-discriminatory and respectful working environment for our staff. We want all our staff to feel confident that they can expose wrongdoing without any risk to themselves and as such the company has an established whistleblowing policy which all staff can access alongside all other company policies on the staff intranet.

Our recruitment and people management processes are designed to ensure that all prospective employees are legally entitled to work in the UK, and where applicable subject to DBS checks in order to safeguard employees and apprentices from any abuse or coercion.

We do not enter into business with any organisation, in the UK or abroad, which knowingly supports or is found to be involved in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour. Our contracts with our members & customers allow us to terminate for convenience under a wide ranging all encompassing reputational damage contract clause which covers those to be found in breach of the modern slavery act.

Much of the supply chain is engaged on their terms & conditions, although modern slavery and anti-bribery elements are incorporated into the award of new or renewing contracts.