CORPORATE & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
As a company we acknowledge our responsibility to our staff, customers and to our local communities in which we work and with which we do business. We actively encourage our staff to recognise those responsibilities and behave in a responsible manner toward the society in which we function.
We hope that by leveraging our own strengths and resources we will raise awareness of the importance of corporate philanthropy, and encourage society to participate in and contribute to the development of social responsibility.
Our Supporting Projects
The Kimberly Process
At Chisholm Hunter we recognise our responsibilities and the part we have to play in ensuring our diamond supply is sourced free from conflict and the support we must devote towards the implementation and success of the government & UN certified Kimberley Process. As a retailer we are in full compliance with the guidelines laid down by the World Diamond Council in 'The Essential Guide to Implementing the Kimberley Process'. We require written guarantee from all our suppliers that they meet their obligations under the Kimberley Process.
The waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive
You can now recycle your old electricals with us.
If you’re buying a new electrical item, we will recycle your old one for free.
Unwanted electrical equipment is the UKs fastest growing type of waste.
Many electrical items can be repaired or recycled, saving natural resources and the environment. If you do not recycle, electrical equipment will end up in landfill where hazardous substances will leak out and cause soil and water contamination – harming wildlife and also human health.
We can help
We are pleased to offer our customers the chance to recycle their old electrical items. For any item that a customer buys from Chisholm Hunter that falls under the WEEE regulations, we will offer free takeback of their old WEEE item on a like for like basis. We will then dispose of this safely to prevent it going to a landfill site.
Customers must return their WEEE item top us within 28 days of purchasing their new item.
To remind you that old electrical equipment can be recycled, it is now marked with a crossed-out wheeled bin symbol. Please do not throw any electrical equipment (including those marked with the crossed out wheeled bin symbol) in your bin.
What is WEEE?
The Waste Electrical or Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive requires countries to maximise separate collection and environmentally friendly processing of these items. In the UK, distributors (including retailers) must provide a system which allows all customers buying new electrical equipment the opportunity to recycle their old items free of charge. Those establishing their own take-back scheme must as a minimum offer all customers buying new electrical equipment free take back of their old electricals on a like-for-like basis.
Find more information on WEEE recycling, and locate your local recycling centre, at www.recyclenow.com.
Our Charitable Endeavours
As our company has grown, our commitment has extended far beyond our own products and services and has been amplified many times over through our network & support of nonprofit organisations and charities:
- Action for Children
- Breast Cancer – McMillan
- Children’s First
- Diamond Ball – Friends of Chernobyl
- Enable Scotland Scottish
- Spina Bifida Association
- Spinal Injuries Scotland