Social responsibility

Corporate Behaviour

EDI subscribes to the following business principles:

  • To supply safe and reliable products and services which are not only ‘fit for purpose’ but which also meet clients’ needs and requirements.
  • To continuously develop and improve our products and services.
  • To respond promptly to queries and requests for information from customers.
  • To properly collect, use and manage customers' information and where applicable all personal data.
  • To comply with all applicable laws and regulations and to pay due consideration to the environment.
  • To endeavour to manage relationships with suppliers as partnerships based on mutual understanding and trust.
  • To comply with any and all laws and regulations enacted for the purpose of maintaining free and fair competition.

Human Rights

  • As a company, EDI has clear responsibilities to support and uphold the basic principles of human rights which form the foundations for freedom and justice.
  • EDI is committed to valuing each person as an individual and to respecting the differences in each person's character and personality, based on a fundamental respect for human rights.
  • EDI undertakes to respond promptly to any acts that infringe upon the basic human rights of its employees and its stakeholders. It will take all such actions to ensure the termination of such infringement.
  • EDI is committed to a working environment where all employees may perform their duties creatively and efficiently, in a safe and comfortable working environment.
  • EDI has a zero-tolerance policy to any form of modern slavery or human trafficking. EDI is committed to acting in an ethical manner, with integrity and transparency in all business dealings. EDI is committed to creating effective systems and controls to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain. 

Bribery and Corruption

    Bribes and all such similar payments, must not be offered, promised, given, accepted, condoned, knowingly benefitted from or demanded. There are no exceptions.

    Please note that the giving of and the receipt of such payments are equally prohibited.

    Whilst we believe that, given the nature of our business and the markets in which we operate, each one of us will recognise ‘a bribe or similar payment’ in the event that such an unlikely situation arises. Nevertheless, we set out a helpful definition of what constitutes a bribe or illegal payment: "To make or offer, or to accept, either directly or indirectly, any payment or anything of value, whether in the form of compensation, business entertainment, gift, contribution, gratuity, or other form, that is illegal or unacceptable under generally accepted sound business practices."


At EDI, we have a responsibility to put sustainability at the heart of our business strategy through our market leadership role, our operations and the services we provide.

However, we recognize that our global operations can be improved by creating a more sustainable environment worldwide.

As such, our collective responsibility is to improve our sustainability performance by adopting a systematic approach and showing our leadership responsibility when running our business to impact our world and influence others around us. Our commitment is to achieve this goal by aligning our strategic advice, asset life-cycle operations and services in existing businesses and services worldwide and committing to a more sustainable environment.

Our sustainability principles:

  • A future for our Society — inspiring the next generation; investing in communities; developing sustainability knowledge and skills; and creating a healthy, safe and secure workplace.
  • Environmental commitment — supporting a low carbon economy; demonstrating respect for the environment through resource efficiency and preventing pollution; and protecting and improving ecosystems.
  • Being a responsible business and protecting our future — influencing and supporting sustainable economic growth with strong governance, integrity and accountability; being part of a global business while recognizing the responsibility and the importance of providing local services without compromising future generations’ business needs.
We do this by:
  • Understanding our stakeholders’ expectations and requirements in relation to the environment.
  • Implementing business and project controls to ensure compliance with relevant legislation, contract and client requirements, including arrangements for crisis management and incidents.
  • Improving resource efficiency, including the use of water, energy (including transport-related energy usage) and raw materials.
  • Valuing diverse skills and contributions by improving diversity and equality.
  • Increasing the development of strategies which will be of benefit to human health and wellbeing.
  • Improving and assessing our environmental performance by investing in training, awareness, systems, tools and an assurance program.
  • Monitoring our sustainability performance and progress against objectives and targets.
  • Adhering to EDI’s Health Safety and Environment, Quality and Risk Management governance documents.
  • Adhering to EDI’s Security and all related security and cyber security governance documents.
  • Adhering to EDI’s core values, including integrity, human rights, modern Slavery and all related governance documents.
  • Adhering to EDI’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion governance documents.

While the Chief Executive Officer of EDI and his leadership team are responsible for implementing and monitoring this policy, all employees and persons working on our behalf must share these commitments.

In addition, it is our policy to:
  • Recycle as much waste material as possible.
  • Avoid the use of paper wherever possible. For example, sending invoices and quotes via email as PDF files.
  • Recycling equipment that is no longer of use to the company. For example, giving away items such as computers and printers that we no longer use.
  • Keep energy usage low. For example, making use of low energy light bulbs throughout and ensuring that computers are shut down after work.
  • Reuse waste paper (from the printer) where possible, making use of the blank side for notes, etc.
  • Purchase products made with recycled paper. For example, paper towels, printer paper.
  • Purchase products with a lower environmental impact. For example, environmentally safe soaps and detergents.
  • Use low-impact transport for travel to and from work and travel for business. For example, we use public transport to attend meetings and encourage staff to cycle to work or carpool.
  • Avoid unnecessary travel by using instant messaging, video and audio conferencing, telephone, and email.

Everyone is encouraged to take responsibility and act to ensure that our pledges and commitment to a more sustainable environment are met and monitored on a regular basis.