Corporate responsibility comes naturally to Portakabin

Corporate responsibility comes naturally to Portakabin – our reputation depends on it.

Responsible business practices are fundamental to Portakabin. Our reputation is one of our most valuable assets, which is why we have always operated our business a way that considers the economic, social and environmental impacts of our activities.

Every part of our business, from the smallest Visitor and Hire Centre to our vast 60-acre manufacturing plant in York, embodies the integrity, fairness and passion that define Portakabin. Our businesses are serious about safeguarding our colleagues and the environment in which we all live and work, about playing an active role in our local communities, about working in partnership with suppliers and treating our customers fairly.

We are serious about safeguarding our people and the environment in which we all live and work, about playing an active role in our local communities, about working in partnership with suppliers and treating our customers fairly.  We aim to achieve our business objectives in a caring and responsible manner recognising the economic, social and environmental impacts of our activities.

Our CSR Vision
“ To be recognised as an organisation that is transparent and ethical in all our dealings, cares about the environment, and contributes to the prosperity and well-being of our people and the communities in which we operate.”

Our CSR approach includes a wide range of activities including:
• Working in partnership with local communities, e.g. local schools
• Developing relationships with employees, customers and suppliers
• Environmental protection and sustainability

Our Key Areas of Focus
Our CSR activities have been divided into 4 key areas of focus:
• Engaging with our People (Workplace)
• Giving Something Back (Community)
• Trading with Integrity (Marketplace)
• Reducing our Carbon Footprint (Environment)

Our priorities are grouped within these areas as illustrated by our Guiding Principles below, which are regularly reviewed by the CSR Committee. Each element of these principles are included in a long term plan with assigned accountability and responsibility for delivery, together with the targets against which performance is monitored and reported

Our Guiding Principles

CSR Chart 

Our Governance
To ensure that our approach is successful and consistent we strive to integrate fully our CR principles into every aspect of our business.

Board Of Directors
The Board have a responsibility to support and promote the actions of the CSR Strategy

CSR Committee
The CSR Committee assume responsibility for the CSR Strategy, set direction and agree objectives.

CSR Working Group
Assume responsibility for implementation of initiatives and progress towards objectives set by the CSR Committee.  They will act as champions in their areas of the business and drive forward the CSR Strategy.

We have an established CSR Committee, consisting of directors and senior managers with direct responsibilities for key aspects of our CSR performance. The CSR Working Group, consisting of individuals representing all areas of the business, is responsible for implementing and delivering initiatives in line with the overall CSR Strategy and reports to the CSR Committee. The Board of Directors has overall responsibility for CSR. 


Supporting Policies and Documents

Portakabin Group Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement 2016
Corporate Social Responsibility

Environmental Policy
Energy Policy
Business in the Community Environment Index Gold Award 2013.

BSI Certificate
Zero Waste Gold Award Certificate
Procurement and Sourcing Policy  
Dignity at Work Policy
Business Ethics Policy
Gifts and Hospitality Policy
Equality and Diversity Policy
Safety Policy
Whistleblowing Policy

CSR Measures and Targets
CSR Newsletter

Independent accreditations for safety and environmental protection 

Our dedication to environmental protection has been recognised by ISO14001 accreditation of our environmental management system, while our exemplary health and safety systems have been accredited to OHSAS 18001.

Continuous improvement
We are proud of our achievements to date, but we recognise that we can always do more. By joining Business in the Community, we have set ourselves new challenges that will extend our commitment to corporate responsibility, year on year.

Find out more about our approach to corporate responsibility:

Environmental performance
Our supply chain