Corporate Responsibility Policy

Optar recognises its corporate and social responsibilities to its Shareholders, customers, suppliers, employees and other stakeholders and is committed to conducting business in a manner which achieves sustainable growth whilst fulfilling legal and moral obligations.

We aim to achieve our business objectives in a caring and responsible manner recognising the economic, social and environmental impacts of our activities.

This statement is reviewed annually and is signed and verified by the Managing Director.

Business Principles and Code of Ethics

We are committed to ensuring that our business is conducted in all respects according to the highest ethical and professional standards, taking into account legislation and customs in the countries and regions we operate in. Quality control and assurance is paramount to our business, please see Optar's Quality Management and Procedures Manual.

Environment

We seek to minimise the environmental impact of our activities through the minimalisation of pollution, minimizing waste, and good environmental management practices, using environmental management systems to ISO 14001 standard, which is, externally audited by the British Assessment Bureau. Our certificate number is 186397. We are committed to conducting our activities and operations in line with current legislation and best environmental practice seeking continual improvement and innovation within all our businesses and activities.

For further information see the Optar's Environmental Policies and Procedures manual.

Health and Safety

We are committed to high standards of health and safety, recognising our duty and the benefits of providing safe working conditions. The British Assessment Bureau conducts external audits annually in compliance with the OHSAS 18001:2007 standard for Health & Safety management.

For further information see the Optar's Health & Safety Policy and Procedures manual.

Transport

Optar accepts that motor vehicles are responsible for significant emissions to the atmosphere and by reducing distances travelled; we can benefit the environment and the health of our staff and the general public. Our policy is to purchase and operate the most energy efficient vehicles commercially available with the aim of achieving a green fleet operation.

Suppliers

We regard suppliers as our partners and work with them to achieve our aspirations in the delivery of products and services. Optar is committed to working with its suppliers to understand where products are sourced and ensure that the principals of environmental sustainability are upheld. All suppliers are asked to provide Optar with their Quality Policy and Procedures; Health & Safety Policy and Procedures; Environmental Policy and Procedures and certification for any standards they subscribe to.

Customers

We recognise that our business and livelihood depends upon our customers. Every employee is responsible for ensuring that customer contact is professional and appropriate. We aim to ensure that our customers receive the level of service and quality of product they have come to expect from Optar.

Employees

We provide equal opportunities to all existing and prospective employees recognising that our reputation is dependant on the quality, effectiveness, and skill base of our employees. We are committed to the fair and equitable treatment of all our employees and specifically to prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, religion, sexual orientation, nationality, or ethnic origin.