Corporate Social Responsibility

Brightwork is a founding member of the government-mandated Scotland Against Modern Slavery group (SAMS). The aim of SAMS is to raise awareness across the Scottish Business Community of the human trafficking and modern slavery trade that has become increasingly prevalent in our local communities and supply chains today. By sharing best practices and bringing this issue to the forefront of the business agenda within Scotland, we believe that together we can stop this despicable exploitation and the trail of human misery left in its wake.

At Brightwork we place great importance on the role we play in helping to support local communities and the environment surrounding us. We have been acknowledged and awarded for our services within the neighbourhoods and areas where we operate. In 2015 Brightwork was recognised by Scotland’s Real Living Wage as the very first accredited service provider within the recruitment industry.

We were extremely proud to be awarded the accolade of UK’s most Socially Responsible Recruitment Agency. In 2017 Brightwork committed to supporting international NGOs and government think tanks, working to promote awareness of modern slavery across the Scottish private sector, flying the flag within the recruitment industry for the implementation of anti-human-trafficking practices. We are a leading example to organisations across our sector, engaging and partnering with employability services providers, assisting those within our communities who need help and supporting people back into work.

Our principles

We recognise that our social, economic and environmental responsibilities to our stakeholders are integral to our business. We aim to demonstrate these responsibilities through our actions and within our corporate policies. Our Chief Executive Officer, Albert Ellis, is responsible for the implementation of this policy and will make the necessary resources available to realise our corporate responsibilities. The responsibility for our performance rests with all our employees.

Brightwork has been independently reviewed and certified by international assessment bodies that aim to improve environmental and social practices of companies by leveraging the influence of global supply chains. We were first certified by Sedex in 2014 followed soon afterwards by Ecovadis in 2016, in recognition of our ongoing efforts and commitment to sustainability and ethical business practices. We continue to work closely with these partner organisations to maintain a programme of monitoring and improvement of our practices.

We take our responsibility to promote a healthy working environment, ensuring everybody’s safety, minimising our environmental impact and striving for continual improvement in quality very seriously. To this end, Brightwork has focused on developing and effectively managing our business systems to a level where they are formally validated through a number of HSEQ supplier approval platforms. We currently have certified membership to Alcumus (Safe Contractor), Arava Hellios (RSQS) and Achilles (Services Community).

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