Corporate responsibility is about approaching our business aim with an awareness of the associated social and environmental implications and taking measures to address these in a responsible and sustainable manner. Being a responsible company is a natural consequence of the Dawaila approach. We recognise that we do not operate in isolation to the society in which the company and its employees are part and, as such, have made corporate responsibility an integral part of our operations and strategy.
We expect our employees to achieve the highest standards of professionalism in all they do and we undertake to treat them fairly and with the courtesy and respect they deserve. The policy of Dawaila is that all applicants for employment and existing employees shall be given equal opportunities in all areas of employment. Dawaila offers substantial scope for personal development in support of both the goals of the business and individual career aspirations.
We continue to actively develop mutually beneficial relationships with all those with whom we do business. We regularly review our business processes with a view to improving quality and productivity, thereby enhancing our ability to create value, whilst at the same time working to achieve the aspirations of sustainable development. In support of this, all areas of the business are encouraged to innovate and share knowledge in the pursuit of a continual drive for excellence.
We operate an Environmental Management System which enables us to achieve and demonstrate our environmental performance by minimising the negative impact of our operations, whilst maximising the potential for environmental improvement. Our aim is to be at the forefront of the industry in reducing the impact of all our activities on the environment.
We have a responsibility to manage our assets effectively in order to provide our business partners with a fair and competitive return. We insist that the laws and regulations governing our business activities and relationships be meticulously observed.
Construction organisations play a vital role in the development of local communities through sustained investment and development in the built environment. It is important that we recognise how important our responsibilities are in carrying out this role and we continue to positively contribute by offering a firm, tangible commitment to social responsibility and ethical citizenship in the community. We are committed to contributing to the economic well-being of the communities where we work through the employment of local people and suppliers wherever appropriate. We actively encourage our people to involve themselves in the local communities where they work, either through volunteer activities in local organisations and charities or by participating in local business groups and educational establishments in sharing knowledge and experience.
We are fully committed to a process of demonstrable, continuous improvement in the pursuit of health and safety excellence. Robust systems and controls enable us to proactively manage our health and safety activity with the aim of achieving zero accidents.