Gist's corporate social responsibility programme is underpinned by our key values of customer partnership, excellence, innovation and people.  It is based around four key areas of:

  • Business Compliance
  • Community
  • Environment
  • People

 

Business Compliance

Business Compliance

Gist is an organisation that adheres to high standards within every aspect of its business. We also require these same ethical business practices from our suppliers and business partners.

How do we do this?

  • Gist conducts its business responsibly. We conduct our business in accordance to the Linde Code of Ethics
  • Our suppliers and partners trade with us in accordance with Code of Ethics
  • We promote good corporate governance by ensuring our teams are compliant with our ISO rated internal standards and our corporate policies on areas including safety and procurement.

 

Our performance:

  • Every Gist employee has or is scheduled to received face-to-face or on-line Code of Ethics training.
  • Every business unit is reviewed every year against our company standards. All compliance activity is reviewed and agreed on an annual basis with the British Standards Institution (BSI).

Community

Community

At Gist, we are committed to giving back to the communities local to our sites with the following programmes and initiatives:

How do we do this?

  • Gist's Child Road Safety Programme delivers road safety education to local schools all across the UK.
  • Community Volunteering creates opportunities for Gist employees to contribute their time to local community projects.

Our performance:

  • Our Child Road Safety Programme has reached more than 120,000 children in local schools since it began in 2011.
  • Gist employees have been involved in a variety of projects ranging from transforming gardens and outdoor spaces for use by children and young people to visiting local schools to provide reading support and deliver curriculum-related presentations.

Environment

Environment

We have pioneered leading-edge environmental initiatives such as the efficient use and design of vehicles, reducing fuel consumption and emissions, and improving recycling schemes for packaging and waste.

We are constantly finding new ways to minimise the impact of every aspect of our business on the environment.

Gist has:

  • taken long-term approach to our use of vehicles
  • continuously increased fill rates
  • been an early adopter of Euro 6 vehicles
  • electric/hybrid/dual fuel CNG diesel vehicles
  • bespoke solutions for vehicle aerodynamics and air management
  • minimised refrigerant gases and energy use through low consumption innovative solutions
  • customer relationships with lower carbon-emission priorities

People

People

At Gist, it is our people that make the difference. To ensure we recruit, develop and retain the best people in the industry, we focus on creating a safe environment, promoting an involved environment and developing our people.

We have:

  • - A network-wide safety programme, with safety training prioritised
  • - Developed an employee engagement programme called 'Involve'
  • - A regular all-employee satisfaction survey
  • - A modular leadership development training programme for all managers
  • - Graduate, Industrial Placement and Apprenticeship programmes
  • - Ongoing development and succession planning to identify an individual's potential and development needs
  • - Trained all eligible employees to receive national vocational qualifications

Our Performance

  • - Our industry-leading safety performance typifies our commitment to safety
  • - Monthly People Panels at all sites identify training and development needs and create succession plans
  • - We proactively collect employee feedback at every site through individual action plans, "You Said, We Did" boards and one-on-one conversations regarding employee involvement
  • - We have trained every Gist manager in coaching and leadership skills