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National Pen inks CSR policy

National Pen has demonstrated its commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) with a policy which has been drafted in line with the core pillars in Ireland’s National Plan on Corporate Social Responsibility 2014-2016.

The Dundalk business has always had a strong sense of corporate social responsibility (CSR). It recognises the value of CSR and is committed to encouraging CSR initiatives across the business.

National Pen’s policy outlines how management and employees strive to work in a responsible and ethical way, leading by example to continuously improve activities and processes. The company recognises its responsibility for the social impact it has on customers, suppliers, employees and local communities. It aims to inspire and facilitate its people to contribute positively to society and create a sustainable business future.

The CSR policy covers a number of areas, including employees, the environment, the marketplace, and the community.

For workers, National Pen strives to be a good employer, offering transparent terms and conditions and fair compensation and benefits. Its HR policies go beyond compliance and incorporate a focus on employee consultation and communication, wellbeing, work-life balance, training, education and career development.

In environment terms, National Pen is committed to energy efficiency, minimising waste, reducing water consumption, encouraging greener modes of transport and encouraging a culture of sustainability and an awareness of our impact on the environment.

At a community level, the company actively supports many community engagement initiatives such as charitable fundraising and volunteering by employees, as well as providing opportunities for the unemployed and supporting employment for those with disabilities.

The policy is published on the National Pen website and is subject to ongoing review.

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