Sustainability, CSR, Equality & Diversity Policy
At Eventologists, we’re playing our part in building a sustainable future and creating a better, brighter world for the next generation to inherit. We endeavour to minimise the environmental impact of our business, support our local community and donate funds to good causes by focusing on charities supporting mental health in the Events Industry as well as within the community.
Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility starts with our values. Our values, the way we see the world and the way with interact with our stakeholders focusses on being kind, thoughtful and caring.
Sustainability and the Environment
We are serious about our responsibility for environmental protection and sustainability beyond legal and regulatory requirements. We are committed to minimising our environmental impact and continually improving our environmental performance. We encourage our customers, suppliers and other stakeholders to do the same.
Our business environmental policy and practice encompasses:
- Complying with and exceed industry related regulatory requirements
- Recycling as many of our props and materials as possible.
- Minimising waste inside our warehouse and outside on events.
- Working on greener events, preserving water and minimising our environmental footprint. In 2020 we hope to make significant progress here.
- Taking account of environmental factors in our business decision-making.
- Looking to offset any carbon emissions generated through our business activities.
- Minimising resource consumption, reuse and recycling of materials and products as well ethical purchasing.
- Reducing the need to travel through use of technology, home working and favouring multi-purpose journeys to one area of the country and car sharing where possible.
- Eco-friendly event production, maintenance and cleaning practices favouring local suppliers, where they are available.
- Offsetting as much as possible carbon emissions generated through our business activities.
- Sourcing and buying local – Most of our manufacturing is carried out by local crew. Our purchasing of goods and services is limited, we endeavour to source from local and/or ethical businesses wherever possible.
- Where we purchase on-line, we look to buy from Amazon Smile donating to Kindled Spirit which is an anti-trafficking charity.
Commitment to Equality & Diversity
We believe that excellence will be achieved through recognising the value of every individual. We aim to create an environment that respects the diversity of staff and students, enabling them to achieve their full potential, contribute fully and derive maximum benefit and enjoyment from their involvement in the life of the University.
To this end, we acknowledge the following basic rights for all members and prospective members of our community:
- To be treated with respect and dignity
- To be treated fairly with regard to all procedures, assessments and choices
- To be encouraged to reach one’s full potential
These rights carry responsibilities and we require all members of our community to recognise these rights and act in accordance with them. In addition, we will comply with all relevant legislation and good practice.
No individual will be unjustly discriminated against. This includes, but is not limited to, discrimination because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation.
Philanthropy & Community Support
Supporting UK’s Mental Health Foundation
We donate £100 of every event over £1000 to charities and good causes. Our champion charity is Mental Health Foundation which works on strategies and research that looks to prevent mental health issues. We are particularly interested in mental health in the Events Industry amongst staff, suppliers, professionals and customers.
The Events Industry is regarded as one of the top 10 most stressful professions. Through work with the Mental Health Foundation and other practitioners, our contribution is aimed at supporting individuals in finding coping strategies to combat stress and anxiety whilst working, and in their daily lives.
Providing Concessions for Charity Events
In addition to our work with Mental Health Foundation and volunteering in our community, Eventologists provides in-kind support and large concessions to various charities who wish to theme their charity events with us. In 2019, we gave away £47,000 worth of concessions in event theming to charity organizations nationally.
Preferred Wellness Practitioners for Discounted Services
Our Directors, Rita and Sital Chandarana, are passionate about helping individuals improve their mental health, combat loneliness, and take control of their lives through various natural wellness methods.
As additional support, we’ve partnered with the following practitioners to offer our clients and community discounted wellness services that we’ve personally benefited from:
Hypnotherapy: Unblock Limiting Patterns and Transform your Life
Rapid Transformational Therapy™ (RTT) combines the most beneficial aspects of hypnotherapy, NLP and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to enable you to access the subconscious mind to uncover, reprogram and upgrade limiting patterns and conditioned behaviours. RTT enables you to tap into your subconscious mind to access the root cause of your mental and physical blocks so you can effectively heal and create permanent change in your life. RTT is rapid, producing swift and lasting results in typically just one session.
Our RTT specialist, Gerard Hill is a qualified hypnotherapist, trainer and mentor. In the past, he has worked with Eventologists on many events and is therefore passionate about helping other event crew members and the larger community through his services.
You can book a FREE 30-minute Discovery Call with Gerard on his website, The Transformation Therapy, to learn more.
Yoga & Meditation: Balancing the Body, Mind, Emotions and Energy Systems
Yoga is not simply an exercise form, it is a way of creating balance and harmony between your segregated and limited internal world and the vast, inter-connected and infinite external universe.
The science of yoga provides tools to align your system with the cosmic geometry, through various branches, including asanas (physical postures), kriyas (inner energy processes), pranayama (breathe mastery techniques), meditation (mindfulness practices), mantra (raising vibrations) and more.
FREE Online Tools
Our preferred yoga partner, Shayla Ghelani, is a Classical Hatha Yoga teacher based in East London. In addition, she has worked in the Events industry over the past five years and in Corporate for 15 years prior to that. With first-hand experience of the stress that comes with working in such high pressure environments, Shayla has partnered with us to offer FREE online tools to our clients, employees and community members during the Covid-19 lockdown and beyond.
She will resume offering private classes and group workshops once possible and is happy to offer the Eventologists’ community a 15% discount on all bookings.
For more information, please visit her website Yoga Logic, for FREE yoga and meditation tools, and to contact her about future discounted classes.
I wished to get in touch to say thank you for providing the centrepieces for the Gloucestershire Live Business Awards and working with us within our budget at such short notice. I also wanted to let you know that your staff was a pleasure to work with. Very friendly, professional and had the room setup with plenty of time to spare before guests arrived. Please pass on my thanks.Louise Symonds, Regional Events Manager
I just wanted to drop a note to formally thank you for pulling out all of the stops for our Christmas Social – the Peaky Blinders theme went down a storm and it looked UNREAL! The decor, props, bespoke items and attention to detail really made the event last night. As ever, you and the team were complete professionals and a dream to work with. Huge thanks and appreciation, I look forward to the next event already!Clair Stevens, Communications Manager
The room looked fab and we received some great comments. It was great to work with you again and it makes things run smoothly when we can rely on you and your team to get the job done. Gives peace of mind.Sharon Bone, Events Manager
WOW, went to an event done by these guys and I was blown away. They transformed a banquet hall into something out of a fairytale. The staff are very friendly and professional. Would definitely recommend them to anyone.Amish Thakrar, Marketing Manager
Thank you to you and your team for all your help and support with the table theming for our UK 60-Year Anniversary celebration last night. Right from the very beginning, everything was so very professional and easy. The tables, gifts and award were absolutely fabulous and really added to the whole ambience of the evening, and I have had many wonderful comments about them from our visitors.Lesley Young, Marketing Communications Manager