At EIS we believe that sustainability is an essential part of responsible business management.
We are aware that everything we do has an impact on the people and environment around us.
We carefully plan our operations and put procedures in place to maximise the positive impacts that we make and minimise any negative impacts.
This sustainability planning takes place across six areas, and all six of these are given equal priority in our quest to achieve a fully sustainable business model.
Health and Safety
Everyone who works for EIS or who visits us at our offices or on-site has the right to expect a healthy and safe workplace.
- We believe that all injuries are preventable
- We believe that ‘zero incidents’ is achievable
- We will do everything to ensure that all stakeholders are SAFE.
Not only do we employ leading edge Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) practices but we also expect all stakeholders, whether they’re team members, clients, suppliers, sub-contractors or members of the public, to adhere to them. We proactively encourage stakeholders to share our goal of continual improvement in these areas.
A copy of our HSE policy is available upon request.
We believe that we owe it to future generations to ensure that we leave this world no worse than we found it.
All of our stakeholders – team members, clients, suppliers, sub-contractors and the general public – play their part in ensuring that we operate in an environmentally conscious way.
We work closely with suppliers to specify products that use minimal packaging which can be reused or recycled. We also select suppliers on the basis of their HSE and environmental accountability.
Our commitment to environmental sustainability has been recognised by Enviromark who have awarded us Diamond status, their highest level of certification.
We are committed to ensuring the success of the communities in which we all live, work and play.
Our clients, team members and suppliers are drawn from our local community so it’s only right that we reinvest time and resources to the benefit of the region as a whole.
Making a difference
At EIS we are all about making a difference, both to our clients and to our community.
That’s why we are proud to support many local people and projects across a range of areas, from charitable organisations to the arts and talented young athletes.
Our acts of sponsorship and charity are about connecting and engaging with our community and seeing the positive, rewarding differences that our support makes. We proudly support the following local charities, people and projects:
Arts & Innovation
- EIS Technology Challenge
- Invercargill Musical Theatre Inc
- Southland Entertainment Awards
Sport & Recreation
- Bradley Knipe, Cycling
- Brayden Holland, Mountain Biking
- Hayden Sims, Motorsport
- Southland Fly Fishing Club
- Steve Heffernan, Motorsport
- Te Ara O Kiwa Sea Scouts
Family & Community
- Salvation Army – Adopt-a-Family
- FYD Southland
- Invercargill Sunrise Rotary
- Ronald McDonald House – South Island
People are the heart and soul of our organisation. The success of our business depends on a wide variety of individuals working together to achieve shared goals.
We focus on three main groups of people as our stakeholders:
To help our clients implement sustainable practices we continually strive to:
- Keep our clients safe
- Minimise the environmental impact of the work we do for them
- Treat our clients with respect
- Provide the best service at all times
- Minimise the costs we pass onto our clients.
In order to retain the best people in the industry we strive to:
- Keep our team member safe
- Keep our environment safe
- Maintain a high level of staff training
- Treat our team member with respect
- Provide a leading edge work environment
- Remunerate team members appropriately to recognise the results they achieve for the organisation and its clients.
We work with suppliers who can help us achieve our sustainability objectives. In turn, our purchasing and disposals policies can benefit those who are positioning themselves around sustainable principles. We therefore strive to:
- Keep our suppliers safe
- Specify products and techniques from suppliers with minimal environmental impact
- Treat our suppliers with respect
- Negotiate price levels that are sustainable for our suppliers.
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We believe that quality solutions provide superior results and peace of mind for industrial sector businesses. Having reliable systems, equipment and service means that they can be more productive, more efficient, more competitive and ultimately more successful.
We focus on providing quality through four areas. All four of these areas must work together to achieve quality outcomes for our clients and ourselves:
- Quality work
- Quality systems
- Quality people
- Quality attitudes
We are also committed to continuous improvement in the quality of the service we provide. We conduct client surveys upon project delivery and then work together to make improvements to our service based on the feedback we receive from these.
Only by ensuring that EIS is financially stable can we achieve a long-term sustainable future for everyone involved with the business.
All our stakeholders – including team members, clients, suppliers and sub-contractors – depend to a greater or lesser extent on the profitability of our business.
As such, it’s essential we consider a variety of interests when setting our business goals and work hard to add value to the economy and return a profit to our shareholders in a sustainable manner.