A Responsible Company
We are proud to be a responsible company. But what does responsible mean?
To be successful now and in the future, we need to not only be mindful of our financial and operational performance, but also to recognise the role our business plays within society, as part of local communities around the world, and the impact we have on the environment.
We believe that a strong approach to Corporate Responsibility can help to make us a better business partner through…
Improved efficiency Better reputation and customer relationships More motivated employees Safer working practices
…enabling us to better support our customers and suppliers.
Our approach to Corporate Responsibility is focused on seven strategic themes, all of which support and contribute to the achievement our business goals. These have been developed along with measurable objectives and action plans, for which senior managers across the business are responsible.
Our Seven Strategic Themes
We have grouped our most important Corporate Responsibility issues around the following seven strategic themes and represented them in the graphic at the bottom of the page.
Our Standards, governance, and ethics - providing clear direction throughout our business Our People - ensuring that our 20,000 plus employees continue to be happy and proud to work for Coats Our Manufacturing - making the most efficient use of raw materials, energy and water Our Environment - ensuring our production processes don't have a negative impact Our Products - strictly controlling the quality of raw materials so our products continue to be safe Our Partners - collaborating closely with both our customers and suppliers Our Communities - reaching out to the local communities that our employees call home