At Colomendy, we continuously work towards achieving a high standard in corporate citizenship by combining our environmental obligations, long-term financial and social accountability, and health and safety obligations into the way we successfully conduct our business.
As a leader in export procurement and supply chain management, we listen carefully to our clients’ needs and using our knowledge and expertise, will specify from a vast array of suppliers, for the provision of goods and services that conform to the levels of sustainability our clients expect. In doing so, we always strive to source the best quality sustainable materials that meet the stringent demands of our clients. At our client’s request, we will conduct all freight forwarding activities with minimum impact to carbon footprint.
As an organisation, we believe that by maintaining a commitment to reducing the negative effects on our environment, in all areas of our business activities, this will result in improved health and safety for ourselves, our clients and business partners and the combined knowledge that we are helping preserve our planet for future generations.
Our commitment to training and promotion of a culture in which health and safety best practice is recognised as a priority, is at the forefront of our Health and Safety Policy. It provides for ongoing training for our employees and sub-contractors, both on and off-site, with the overall aim of reducing the risks in the workplace for staff, sub-contractors and the general public. All new employees attend Induction Training in Health and Safety. We regularly conduct Inspections, report on Accident Investigation and Near Misses as well as implementing all legislative policy relating to HSE to ensure full compliance. Our safety record is exceptional and our goal is to have an injury-free work environment.
One of our key priorities is to give back to the communities in which we live and work so the Company actively looks for ways it can make a difference to supporting industry events, providing much-needed financial support and volunteers for community projects.
Colomendy actively supports its colleagues in the construction, civil and mechanical engineering industries by sponsoring trade seminars which are offered free of charge to local professionals. Attainment of these courses qualifies for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) credits which can enhance their professional standing. On a number of occasions, Colomendy has engaged experts to assist and teach contractors in new materials and techniques. The Company has led the way in sponsoring and co-ordinating two Building Exhibitions in Gibraltar highlighting the best of British suppliers. Due to the success and further demand, other Exhibitions are planned in future.
In March of 2017 Colomendy successfully hosted a security solutions seminar in conjunction with four of the world’s leading manufacturers in security design solutions. The seminar was held at the rock hotel in Gibraltar and among the guests that attended were members of the Gibraltar Government, Royal Gibraltar police force, local architects, local security contractors, the port authority and others interested in new control measures that are available to combat the very real dangers our world faces today.
Colomendy has actively provided financial support to Childline Gibraltar, a national charity phone helpline where both children and adults can discuss any issues or problems they are facing. It has also sponsored a Charity Dinner for the Gibraltar Broadcasting Corporation’s highly visible Open Day Annual Charity Event. For the last four years, staff have volunteered during the Gibraltar Clean Up the World Campaign and in 2011, donated much-needed wheelbarrows to assist in the clean up efforts. Staff are also regulars in the Morrisons Annual Charity Golf Tournament and are keen sponsors of this event which raises money for Save The Children Fund.
In 2011 staff members from Colomendy and its sister-company, 101 Limited, participated in a team-building day hosted by the Gibraltar Regiment. Eight teams were put through their paces as they took part in numerous training exercises that included riot control, night-vision experiences in tunnels and live target practice. Colomendy’s donation of £5000 was awarded to “Help for Heroes” Fund.