Corporate social responsibility
What corporate social responsibility means to GAIA.
GAIA is a modern business with traditional values. We believe in integrity and decent behaviour and we strive to have honest and fair dealings with all our stakeholders – customers, suppliers, peers and employees.
We design our services to cater for the differing needs of our customers, whichever sector they are in, to provide them with the most appropriate solution to achieve their sustainability goals. Our programmes, which have been developed with a combination of practical expertise and academic input, enable our customers to reduce carbon emissions and make cost savings.
For us, it is important that our work has a real and lasting impact, and continues to benefit our clients’ businesses in the long term. Because we focus on the way people behave around energy consumption, it does just that.
We aim to employ the best people. We recruit people only on merit, regardless of race, gender, religion, marital status, sexuality, disability or age.
Their talent and dedication are what make our business successful. We offer a supportive environment and operate with the highest levels of professional integrity, in which they can enjoy their work and reach their full potential. That involves recognising that employees have lives outside work, and giving them opportunities to work flexibly where possible.
Our values guide the way we do business. This ‘spirit’ determines the behaviour we expect from all employees and our success as a business depends on it.
We believe that the benefits of being a good corporate citizen go far beyond the bottom line. To that end, GAIA is dedicated to being a responsible contributing member of society.
Charitable giving and volunteerism are part of our culture, and our employees are making a difference in areas that are close to our hearts on a local and international level: the arts; children’s charities; sport; humanitarian aid and helping disadvantaged members of society to live independently and with dignity.
GAIA supports organisations to achieve their sustainability goals by delivering energy reduction and environmental improvement programmes. We practice what we preach. We believe all businesses should act with respect and consideration for the environment and aim to build a strong, sustainable business. A key part of that is to ensure our impact on the environment is as small as possible. We take steps to minimise our impact on the environment through reduction of waste and energy consumption. We encourage all our employees to consider the effect of their actions on natural resources.