SJE have strived to improve our business systems year on year and in doing so have achieved these industry wide recognised certifications:
We are currently in our 9th successive year of Achilles Building with Confidence accreditation
SJE are accredited with the Contractors Health & Safety Assessment scheme and Safety Schemes in procurement SSIP
SJE are fully certified for timber and metal door installation by the Independent Fire Consultants and have over 20 managers & carpenters trained as certified installers
In compliance to (Inter alia): The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, The Health and Safety (Consultation with Employees) Regulations 1996, The Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations 1996, The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 and the Work at Height Regulations 2005.
The company will ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of all employees and others, including sub-contractors and relevant interested parties, who may be affected by our activities. We shall provide a safe working environment, equipment and systems of work for all persons employed or self-employed who may for the time being, come under the supervision of the company. We are committed to the prevention of injury and ill health. We will set objectivities annually for continued improvement in the SJ Eastern Integrated Management System. which has been established and complies with ISO 45001: 2018.
We shall encourage positive participation and involvement from all employees to promote health and safety standards. Our Health & Safety Manager in conjunction with a third-party certification body will carry out regular inspections and audits on our live project construction sites and other workplaces and carryout a review and audit of the company’s health and safety management systems at least annually.
We shall ensure that employees and sub-contractors are competent to carry out their works in accordance with the relevant health and safety legislation and will assess their ability to do this before they are appointed. Where sub-contractors cannot prove their ability, we will look elsewhere to assist them in the gaining the required competencies to satisfy our requirements on health and safety.
Our Project Directors, Contract, Site and Logistics Managers are responsible for the implementation, monitoring and adherence to our policy on site whilst ensuring that employees and sub-contractors work to the agreed RAMS. Employees will be guided by the Project Directors/ Contract/ Site and Logistics Managers who will ensure appropriate safe systems of work with appropriate risk assessments and work permits are in place for their work.
The Project Directors, Contract, Site and Logistics Managers shall ensure that all persons carrying out duties on our behalf are adequately trained to enable them to understand their responsibilities and be ‘competent’ in their work. New employees will receive induction training prior to commencing work and all employees will be inducted prior to commencing work on new sites. We will discipline those who fail to comply with their legal duties undermining the integrity of our health and safety performance.
As a Contractor and Principal Contractor, we shall carryout our duties under The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 and assist the Principal Contractor, Principal Designer and Client (respectively) to comply with their duties along with the provision of relevant information for the Health and Safety File.
As Operations Director, I shall take on the role of Director Responsible for Health and Safety and full responsibility for ensuring the requirements of this policy are implemented and ensure adequate resources are made available to ensure our legal obligations for health and safety are not only met but exceeded. The Board of Directors have delegated the responsibility for ensuring this policy is up to date to Steve Crease (Operations Director) and we, as Directors, will ensure the Health and Safety Policy is reviewed at least on an annual basis.
currently operate in the South East and Central London area, reaching out to Kent, Surrey, Oxfordshire, and Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Suffolk.
SJE aims to efficiently provide quality products and services which satisfy the specified requirements of its clients and customers and which comply with all statutory regulations.
An independently certified Integrated Management System (IMS) has been established that complies with the International Standard ISO 9001:2015. This promotes a culture of quality assurance in all company systems and procedures under the direction of Jim Sanders, Quality Manager and with the support of the senior management team, all SJE employees and Supply Chain Partners.
The Company is committed to continually improve its customer satisfaction through appropriate initiatives, controls, provision of resources and training and involvement of employees. The aim is to agree customer requirements using accurate and efficient tendering processes and to minimise the occurrence of all defects in its activities, products and services. Proactive engagement with clients is a key innovative feature to improve understanding at the client interface at all stages.
Customers are offered advice on the preservation, servicing and operation of products and services in the form of O&M Manuals.
Management objectives and targets are established and reviewed on a regular basis to implement the Quality Management System. These are based on a commitment to seven principles of business excellence:
- Focus on Customer Satisfaction via multi avenues of feedback data
- Stakeholder value
- New technologies, techniques and innovation
- Annual Business Improvement Programmes and monthly review of Quality objectives at Directors Meetings.
- Workforce motivation, communication and awareness
- Effective supply chain engagement
- Preventative management and continual improvement through auditing.
This Quality Policy is communicated to all employees, displayed on the office notice board and made available to the intrested parties via the website.
Steve Crease & Jim Sanders
We currently operate in the South East and Central London area, reaching out to Kent, Surrey, Oxfordshire, and Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Suffolk.
The organisation recognises its responsibilities for the wider environment and to the local community. It is committed to comply with all relevant environmental legislation at local, regional and national level, as a minimum performance, and to continually improve environmental performance through appropriate initiatives, controls, provision of resources and training of employees. The aim is to minimise adverse impacts on the environment of activities, products and services.
An independent certified Integrated Management System (IMS) has been established that complies with the International Standard ISO 14001: 2015. This promotes a culture of environmental protection in all Company systems and procedures and is the ultimate responsibility of David Halbert the Environmental Manager. Environmental support is provided by the senior management team, all SJE employees and Supply Chain Partners.
Management objectives and targets are established and reviewed on a regular basis to implement the Environmental Policy. These are based on a commitment to eight environmental principles:
- Prevention of pollution
- Minimise use of energy, materials, utilities
- Minimise waste generation and apply responsible waste management and disposal techniques
- Reduction of carbon-based emissions
- Substitution of hazardous and non-recyclable materials
- Promoting product reuse and recycling
- Maintaining a continual improvement through high workforce awareness of environmental issues
- Involving suppliers, subcontractors and customers in environmental initiatives
The IMS’s effectiveness is monitored and maintained by regular audit and Management Review through Annual Business Improvement Programmes and a monthly review of Environmental objectives at Directors Meetings.
This Environmental Policy is communicated to all employees, displayed on the office notice board and made available to the interested parties via the website.
Steve Crease & Jim Sanders
Staff Recruitment and Supply Chain
We operate a robust recruitment policy including conducting Home Office eligibility to work in the UK checks for all employees to safeguard against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will.
We ensure that any suppliers we use have completed our questionnaire in relation to slavery and human trafficking. We ensure that we work with suppliers who treat their obligations towards modern slavery with the same importance as we do.
We aim to encourage openness and will support anyone who raises genuine concerns in good faith under this policy, even if they turn out to be mistaken. We are committed to ensuring no one suffers any detrimental treatment as a result of reporting in good faith their suspicion that modern slavery of whatever form is or may be taking place in any part of our own business or in any of our supply chains. Detrimental treatment includes dismissal, disciplinary action, threats or other unfavourable treatment connected with raising a concern.
Communication and Awareness
Our zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery is communicated to all suppliers, Sub-contractors and business partners at the outset of our business relationship with them and reinforced as appropriate thereafter.
We will know the effectiveness of the steps that we are taking to ensure that slavery and/or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain if no reports are received from employees, the public, or law enforcement agencies to indicate that modern slavery practices have been identified.
Ultimate responsibility for the prevention of modern slavery rests with SJ Eastern’s Directors who have overall responsibility for ensuring this statement and its implementation comply with our legal and ethical obligations.
All site and office personnel are encouraged to approach either their line manager or, if the matter is extremely serious, then a Director should be approached. The nature of the complaint will determine the companies next course of action.
Following its initial adoption, this Modern Slavery Statement will be reviewed by the Company’s Directors on a regular basis (at least annually) and may be amended from time to time.
Name (Director): Jim Sanders
Name (Director): Steve Crease
Name (Director): David Halbert
We are committed to promoting and maintaining the highest level of ethical standards in relation to all our business activities and have implemented a Policy to preserve and strengthen these values.
We have a zero tolerance policy towards bribery and corruption and are committed to acting fairly and with integrity in all of our business dealings and relationships and maintain and enforce effective systems to counter bribery.
Purpose and Scope of Policy
Our Policy sets out the Company’s position on any form of bribery and corruption and provides guidelines aimed at:-
• Ensuring compliance with anti-bribery laws, rules and regulations, not just within the UK but in any other country within which the Company may carry out our business or in relation to which our business may be connected.
• Enabling employees and persons associated with the Company to understand the risks associated with bribery and to encourage them to be vigilant and effectively recognise, prevent and report any wrong doing, whether by themselves or others.
• Creating and maintaining a rigorous and effective framework for dealing with any suspected instances of bribery or corruption.
• Providing suitable and secure reporting and communication channels and ensuring that any information that is reported is properly investigated and effectively dealt with.
Our Policy applies to all permanent and temporary employees of the Company (including any intermediaries, subsidiaries or associated companies). It also applies to any individual or corporate entity associated with the Company who performs functions in relation to, or for and on behalf of, the Company, including, but not limited to, directors, agency workers, casual workers, contractors, consultants, seconded staff, agents, suppliers and sponsors (“associated persons”).
All employees and associated persons are required to adhere to the principles set out in our Policy and generally to:
• Comply with any anti-bribery and anti-corruption legislation that applies in any jurisdiction in any part of the world in which they might be expected to conduct business.
• Act honestly, responsibly and with integrity.
• Safeguard and uphold the Company’s core values by operating in an ethical, professional and lawful manner at all times.
The Company’s rules procedures and guidelines are set out in our full Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy.
Sanctions for breach
A breach of any of the provisions will constitute a disciplinary offence and will be dealt with in accordance with the Company’s disciplinary procedure. A breach of the policy will be treated as gross misconduct and will render the employee liable to summary dismissal.
An alleged or suspected breach of our policy by associated persons will lead to the suspension of any relevant contract, sub contract or other agreement whilst the matter is being investigated. If proven then the relevant contract, sub contract or other agreement will be terminated.
The Company Compliance Manager supported by the Finance Director have lead responsibility for ensuring compliance with our Policy and will review its contents on a regular basis. They will be responsible for monitoring its effectiveness and will provide regular reports in this regard to the Directors of the Company who have overall responsibility for ensuring that our Policy complies with the Company’s legal and ethical obligations.
The Company will provide training to all employees to help them to understand their duties and responsibilities under our Policy. The Company’s zero tolerance approach to bribery will also be communicated to all business partners at the outset of the business relationship with them and as appropriate thereafter.
Jim Sanders – Commercial Director
S J Eastern Carpentry & Joinery Limited