Cowell Group believes that the property industry has a responsibility that extends beyond caring for buildings, project partners and occupiers to looking out for vulnerable groups and people in our wider society.
As such, Cowell Group is proud to support a number of charitable causes, including the Variety Club of Great Britain’s work with sick, disabled or disadvantaged children, Fight for Life, University College London Hospital, Side by Side and The Amy Winehouse Foundation.
CG’s corporate responsibility encompasses the way we do business, our people, our clients, our community and charitable support and the environment around us and sustainability issues.
Our commitment to corporate responsibility is underpinned by our core values of agility, integrity, and innovation and through our aim for continuous improvement in our economic, social and environmental performance.
Our people and our clients
We will foster a responsible culture amongst our employees and all those that work with us and aim for the highest standards of corporate behaviour and integrity. This requires strong leadership, clear governance and effective communication to staff of the expectations we have of them and their contribution to these aims.
The shareholders meet with their in-house legal counsel and discuss the corporate responsibility strategy annually and the senior team receives regular quarterly updates. The managing partner receives regular updates on corporate responsibility performance, assesses future risks and opportunities, develops our strategy in this area and is responsible for disseminating this to all employees. Accountability for managing operating risks is clearly assigned to line management.
Formal risk assessments are carried out routinely within our offices. Significant risks are escalated to the senior team, as necessary.
Corporate responsibility leadership is provided by our senior team, chaired by our in house legal counsel, which ensures that corporate responsibility is at the heart of our daily operations and this is communicated effectively across the CG.
Our remit includes:
Cowell Group believes that the property industry has a responsibility that extends beyond caring for buildings, project partners and occupiers to looking out for vulnerable groups and people in our wider society.As such, Cowell Group is proud to support a number of charitable causes, including the Variety Club of Great Britain’s work with sick, disabled or disadvantaged children, Fight for Life, University College London Hospital, Side by Side and The Amy Winehouse Foundation.
Our community support is equally varied and diverse. Partners and staff are actively engaged in a wide-ranging programme of community support for schools, professional bodies and where we can use our expertise to contribute to the efforts and livelihood of others.
CG has a clear and comprehensive environmental policy, which includes our commitments to:
- comply with the spirit, as well as the letter of all applicable environmental legislation, approved codes of practice and any other requirements not codified by law to which we subscribe
- co-operate fully and maintain open relationships with all regulatory authorities
- comply with all of the environmental requirements of CGs client base
- continually improve the environmental sustainability of our operations by reducing negative environmental impacts and enhancing positive impacts wherever reasonably practicable
These commitments will be achieved, wherever practicable, by:
CG complies fully with all legal obligations regarding our operation. Our aim is to ensure that projects under our control are managed in a way that incorporates and assesses their impact on the environment. We are committed to increasing staff awareness through training and regular updates.
CG’s corporate responsibility policy statement:
CG is committed to achieving and maintaining high standards of corporate responsibility in its business activities.
CG is the trading name of a group of property companies offering a wide range of professional property management, agency and consultancy services for investors and occupiers in the UK. At CG, we recognise our operations impact upon the environment. We are committed to improving the environmental sustainability of our operations by reducing negative environmental impacts, preventing pollution, protecting the environment and enhancing positive impacts wherever reasonably practicable.
We measure and/or monitor our significant environmental impacts, where we have the ability, and set objectives and targets for their reduction. Environmental performance is reviewed annually and against our objectives and targets. Regular updates are presented to the shareholders and senior team by their in-house legal counsel.
We commit to the continual improvement of our environmental management system to enhance environmental performance and protect the environment. To the best of our ability our commitment to this principle extends to the services we provide to our clients.
In accordance with our key principle of improving the environmental sustainability of our business, CG will:
This policy is reviewed annually, or as circumstances change significantly and is updated as necessary.
CG is the trading name of a group of property companies offering a wide range of professional property management, agency and consultancy services for investors and occupiers in the UK. We aim to follow and to promote good sustainability practices; to comply with relevant legislation; to understand and minimise the environmental impacts of our business activities and wherever possible help our staff, clients and partners to do the same.
Our Policy aims:
Health & Safety Statement
In accordance with our key principle of improving the health and safety of our business, CG will commit to provide safe and healthy working conditions for the prevention of work related injury and/ or ill health by; Providing adequate control of the health and safety risks arising from our work activities; Providing and maintaining safe plant and equipment; Ensuring safe handling and use of substances; Providing information, instruction and supervision for employees; Ensuring all employees are competent to do their tasks, and give them adequate training.
Comply with all applicable health and safety legislation, approved codes of practice and any other requirements to which we subscribe; Eliminate hazards and reduce risks; Consult and facilitate participation of our workers in the design and implementation of our health and safety management system; Strive to continually improvement our health and safety management system and review this policy as necessary at regular intervals.
Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement
This statement is made on behalf of CG pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement. Our approach as a professional property company is that we always work to the highest of professional standards and comply with all laws and regulations applicable to our business. We expect the same high standards from those parties we engage with and we are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chain or within any part of our operations.
Our senior team works as a unit to ensure that our Anti- Slavery Policy is complied with and to manage any concerns or breaches. Supplier due diligence Our procurement process includes the verification of every new supplier’s compliance programme. All our suppliers are expected to comply with all laws and regulations and we request information concerning, amongst other things, health & safety, environmental, equality, anticorruption and insurance protection. Supplier responses are verified, and we revert to the supplier in the event of ambiguity or non-compliance. Improvements and monitoring We are review our supply chain protocols and introduce where necessary specific measures to ensure that our obligations under the Act are passed through our supply chain.
These include our efforts to: