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Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) Policy Checklist

 

ESG Policy Commitment

This ESG Policy Statement is produced by the Directors of Retail Therapy Media Limited(the Company).

The ESG policy of the Company is to ensure so far as it is applicable and reasonablypracticable that its operations will be carried out with a commitment to:

(a) protecting and enhancing the environment by minimising negative impact and maximising positive impact on the environment.

(b) ensuring appropriate conduct towards, positive impact on and good relationships withemployees, customers/clients, suppliers and the community in which it operates; and

(c) conduct its business with integrity and high standards of business ethics, throughappropriate structures, systems, processes and procedures.

(the Companys ESG Commitment).

 

The ESG Commitment is a fundamental principle of the Company’s business.

Fulfilling the ESG Commitment is the responsibility of the Directors of the Company.

General ESG Principles

In fulfilling the ESG Commitment, the Company seeks to:

comply with all applicable local and national laws, rules, regulations and other measureshaving the force of law that are relevant to any aspects of its ESG Commitment; and
where it is practicable and appropriate to do so, establish and meet standards relevant to any aspects of its ESG Commitment which are higher than the standards imposed by law.

All Company employees must, in carrying out their duties, adhere to the principles and objectives of this ESG Policy Statement. Training will be given to employees to ensure that they are familiar with, and work in accordance with, this ESG Policy Statement.

The Company expects suppliers of goods and services to the Company and contractors working for the Company and their suppliers and sub-contractors to adopt and implement the ESG Commitment in their own businesses.

All contractors working on behalf of the Company are expected to

adopt standards fully consistent with those set out in this ESG Policy Statement and to achieve comparable levels of performance.

All suppliers to the Company are expected to

adopt standards fully consistent with those set out in this ESG Policy Statement and to achieve comparable levels of performance.

 

 

Environmental

The Company has produced the following objectives as a framework for the introduction of practices to implement the environmental aspects of the ESG Commitment:

Identifying and managing environmental risks and hazards.

Operating management procedures to include environmental factors during business planning and implementation.
Carrying out of environmental audits when required.
Promoting a culture of environmental awareness amongst all employees.

[Providing training for all employees as appropriate to enable them to carry out their job functions in a manner that shows care for the environment]

Involving customers, suppliers and subcontractors in the implementation of these ESG objectives

Continuously improving environmental performance and integration ofrecognised environmental best practice into business operations

Measuring, and acting to reduce, the carbon footprint of business activities

Focusing on action to conserve resources and energy, to minimise emission to air, water and land and to increase recycling rates

Managing waste generated from business operations according to the principles of reduction, re-use and recycling
Managing and disposing of all waste in a responsible manner in ways that show concern for the environment
Ensuring that as many waste materials as possible are recycled via waste contractors
Using only registered carriers to dispose of waste, and to recycle wherever possible
Promoting environmentally friendly responsible purchasing
Taking steps to improve environmental efficiency of transport and business travel, including considering whether, to avoid travelling, any meetings can be held remotely
Where possible, using recycled or ecologically friendly paper
Using ‘waste’ paper for notepads unless confidentiality may be compromised
Reducing consumption of resources and improving efficiency of those resources by printing double sided where practicable
Recycling of all paper products, ink or toner cartridges
Recycling of all packaging materials including cardboard, polystyrene moulds and chippings
Where possible, reducing consumption of resources by

fitting LED lighting when replacing bulbs

ensuring that lights are turned off in empty areas

working to reduce heat loss through open doors or poorly sealed windows

Social

The Company has produced the following objectives as a framework for the introduction of practices to implement the social aspects of the ESG Commitment:

Prohibiting any infringement of civil or human rights by the Company, its officers and employees, and by those in its goods and services supply chains. In particular, by prohibiting any participation in or connection with any modern slavery, child labour or human trafficking

Avoiding investment in or any other connection with industries with a negative social impact, for example, gambling, tobacco, pornography or weaponsmanufacture/sales

Prohibiting any bribery or corruption of, or by, any of its officers or employees

Prohibiting any money laundering by any of its officers or employees

Encouraging ethical behaviour and decision making within the Company and amongst its supply chain

Ensuring compliance by the Company with workplace health and safety laws and standards, and mitigating risks to health and safety in the workplace

Maintaining suitable privacy and data security measures in respect of all stakeholders of the Company

Maintaining an inclusive and collaborative workplace where the wellbeing of employees is a high priority

Promoting diversity and inclusion amongst the Companys workforce

Providing and maintaining a working environment free from all forms of discrimination, harassment and bullying under any circumstances, for example gender, gender identity or expression, race, colour, creed, religion, nationalityor national origin, ethnicity or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, marital status or sexual preference

Ensuring that the Company does not select, engage, place, promote, transferor compensate or otherwise treat or deal with any employees on the basis ofgender, gender identity or expression, race, colour, creed, religion, nationalityor national origin, ethnicity or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, marital status or sexual preference

Creating a positive and rewarding workplace for the Companys employees

Providing team building activities for employees

Providing a fair and rewarding remuneration policy and practise linked to business and personal performance

Encouraging and assisting to provide a work/ life balance with a flexible and considerate approach to employment and working practices, including working from home

Pursuing a fair [and competitive] approach to remuneration, working hours and attendance, leave, sick leave and other aspects of wellbeing

Making positive contributions to the community and] to charities and] to worthy causes

Supporting the local community by employing local people where appropriate

Providing sponsorship for initiatives or events run by or benefiting localcharities or other local worthy causes

Ensuring that the Companys products and services meet all relevant standards of safety and quality for the benefit of its clients and endeavouring to provide customer satisfaction] with a view to retaining customers and maintaining a good relationship with them

Engaging local suppliers where appropriate

Paying the Companys suppliers properly and on time

Governance

The Company has produced the following objectives as a framework for the introduction of practices to implement the governance aspects of the ESG Commitment:

Ensuring that the Company complies with, at least, all applicable local and national laws and regulations, relevant standards and codes of practicerelating both generally and in particular to transparency and corporategovernance

Establishing clear and effective governance for ESG, promoting the use of best practice on corporate governance when relevant and possible, andsetting goals and establishing accountability

Ensuring that the Company promotes strong oversight and transparency at all levels of its organization

Adopting and maintaining suitable and clear governance structures, includingterms of reference for the board that, amongst other matters, set out the required composition of the board, its powers and responsibilities

Ensuring that the Company maintains exemplary board stewardship andmanagement accountability

Ensuring that the Company adopts and implements adequate internal controls, processes, procedures and proactive risk management

The Company is committed to establishing and maintaining high standards of business ethics through a strong code of ethics and business conduct, ongoing ethics training and promotion of a culture of integrity, honesty, ethical and responsible conduct in its business activities and behaviours

The Company is committed to ensuring that no corruption, bribery, money laundering or internal misconduct activities are taking place in the business

Engaging with stakeholders [regularly] about ESG issues

Ensuring that the Company cultivates strong stakeholder relationships through transparency, open communications and responding to stakeholder input on any issues including ESG issues

Dealing with regulators, tax authorities and auditors and other relevant stakeholders in an open and co-operative manner

Ensuring the resilience and long-term preservation of value for the Companys business

Ensuring that the Company mitigates risk exposure and builds the resilience of its business to climate change, earthquakes and other catastrophic events

Status of this ESG Policy Statement

The Directors endorse this ESG Policy Statement and are fully committed to itsimplementation.

This ESG Policy Statement will be regularly reviewed and updated as necessary.

This ESG Policy Statement will be published on the Companys public website so that it is freely available to all stakeholders and others to view.

This ESG Policy Statement has been approved & authorised by:

Name:

Linda Bazant

 

Position:

Director

 

Dated:

1st January 2023

 

 

 

 

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