Corporate Responsibility

Integrating responsibly with local business and the surrounding community

Corporate Responsibility (CR) has been an integral part of the way UMG operates to ensure all divisions respond to the environmental and social challenges that we face today.

Recognising CR as a fundamental role in under-pinning UMG’s growth strategy, with the already established ‘Unipart Way’ philosophy, we have based our working culture on engaging and empowering employees, customers, partners and suppliers at all levels of our organisation using ‘lean’ as a standard way of business operations.

As part of Unipart Group, we are a recognised leader in responsible business practice and act as a catalyst for CR, being recently awarded a four star rating in the 2014 Business in the Community Corporate Responsibility Index, the UK’s leading benchmark for responsible businesses. To find out more click here.

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Corporate Responsibility

Unipart Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

Post Category: Workplace

| 10:00 AM UK time, Tuesday, 20 June

It is the policy of Unipart that each company within the Unipart Group and each director, officer and employee of any Group company will comply in all respects with all applicable UK laws, and (in addition and where relevant) local laws of overseas countries, standards and principles relating to Modern Slavery in each of the jurisdictions in which a Unipart company trades, operates or has any other activity. Companies within the Group will establish and enforce effective compliance procedures including their supply chains.

Unipart is committed to conducting business transparently, honestly, openly and fairly.

Read our 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report

Post Category: Workplace

30ab27a2_a44f_4486_a30d_08dd2d9ee785 | 12:50 PM UK time, Tuesday, 05 January

This Corporate Responsibility report sets out how we structure and govern ourselves in relation to corporate responsibility, and highlights in more detail our key areas of focus and performance during the year. The stories and case studies that lie behind this performance can be found on this website.

Unipart Group is proud to have ranked amongst the top 6 companies in the UK - achieving 5 Stars in the Business in the Community (BiTC) Corporate Responsibility Index

Unipart Rail shortlisted for Cheshire Business Corporate Responsibility Award

Post Category: Workplace

| 9:49 AM UK time, Thursday, 15 October

Watch the video about Unipart Rail's corporate responsibility programme.

Corporate responsibility is at the heart of everything we do

Developing a Corporate Responsibility Impact System

Post Category: Workplace

30ab27a2_a44f_4486_a30d_08dd2d9ee785 | 5:50 PM UK time, Friday, 24 May

The Unipart Project Delivery System (PDS) is one of the key tools of the Unipart Way. It enables us to deliver significant business change projects on time and within budget. 

This has been important in delivering operational aspects of projects through a combination of Prince 2 methodology and a series of 'gateways' that have been developed in-house and which ensure all relevant aspects of a project stage are in place before proceeding to the next stage.

However, it has become increasingly important to explicitly identify and understand the corporate responsibility impacts of projects early in their lifecycle, and be able to develop mitigation actions if required. In particular this focu... Click here to read more

Improving Employee Engagement at UTL's Rugby site

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30ab27a2_a44f_4486_a30d_08dd2d9ee785 | 5:50 PM UK time, Friday, 24 May

Acting on feedback from the employee engagement survey, a number of initiatives were put in place at UTL’s Rugby site with the aim of engaging employees. They are as follows:A ‘Swampy Forum’ was set up to improve environmental management on site including layout and flow of waste areas, local initiatives to reduce power and reduce waste to landfill.A sports and social committee was set up which organised a number of events including ‘Gunge the Manager’ which was very popular and raised £670 for charity.The employee forum set up a question and answer process where answers to questions raised are displayed on TV screens in the problem solving area. The look and feel of the rest area was improv... Click here to read more