At Hays we’re very much aware of the role we play as a part of the community at large.

Our business model is based on helping organisations find the people they need to flourish, and helping individuals find the next role to further their own careers and livelihoods. We take our role in this process very seriously, not just because it drives our business but also because it is a meaningful and responsible role in society in general.

We support our employees to make their own contribution to their community, wherever they are. Each country we operate in supports local charities. Additionally, many of our people generously give their time for voluntary work in a number of projects.

We are establishing an international network of Hays Charity Forums to co-ordinate our charitable support, particularly in the area of improving the employment prospects of the disadvantaged.

Managing the environmental impact of Hays and its suppliers

Whilst our business has a low environmental impact, we are committed to achieving continuous improvement in environmental performance and to preventing pollution. We seek to minimise our impact by reducing our use of energy, water and raw materials, increasing efficiency and re-using wherever possible.

Hays recognises that environmental initiatives do not work in isolation. So we are developing our environmentally-sensitive procurement arrangements that encourage suppliers and contractors to support our programmes and to minimise the impact of the goods and services that they provide to us. Before we select a large supplier, we establish by questionnaire the supplier’s policy, practice and targets in the areas of corporate responsibility and environmental management.

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