Sudbury Silk Mills Sustainability Brochure double page - Flipbook - Page 16
We support a ‘values-led’ approach through consultation and engagement to achieve the
best outcome and to drive our continuous improvement process.
To provide a focus for our strategic activities we have identified five key pillars that form the
framework underpinning all of our activities and plans for improvement. One of these is
sustainability; the other four are quality; productivity; people; and health, safety and
wellbeing. Each pillar has its own steering group made up of employees from all areas of the
business. These groups help identify business needs and drive projects forward to achieve
the overall goal.
Sustainability is one of our fundamental pillars in this strategic framework. While inevitably
all aspects are interlinked, each steering group has their own area of responsibility for the
strategic development of the business; agreeing priorities, setting plans and realising
outcomes as true stakeholders in the future of the business.
A similar approach is taken to ensure staff have a voice and are involved in other key
decisions within the company. The remuneration committee, which is made up of
representatives from all areas of the business, meets annually. The quarterly staff committee
contributes ideas and offer solutions to the issues identified as important by their colleagues
in all departments. All of the contributions are evaluated by the group then built into our
plans. We are delighted by the fact that hundreds of significant improvements have been
Being responsible and sustainable is fundamental to our purpose.
made through this process in recent years.
Each departmental team determines its own goals for improvement aligned to our five
pillars. Everyone is able to voice their opinions through employee surveys, with an emphasis
This section sets out our progress and performance in social
on feedback, demonstrating how the results will drive further improvement. Social activities
aspects ensuring human rights and ethics.
are integral to the life of the company. A representative group of employees independently
manage our events team that finance and promote social activities, local initiatives, events
and trips and throughout the year.