Hobs has always been conscious of the impact we have on the local community, the environment and our sustainability.
We are committed to reducing our impact on the environment. That’s why it is our policy to establish, implement and maintain an effective, documented environmental system based on the requirements of BS EN ISO 14001. We have already begun the accreditation process and will be rolling it out across every Hobs branch in the country.
Through our network of suppliers we now use FSC paper as standard, and for bespoke jobs wherever possible. We print onto various recycled papers and we use various inks including vegetable based inks that have a low impact on the environment.
We continually review our production processes to minimise levels of waste, reuse or recycle materials and product whenever possible, and only dispose of waste via licensed waste contractors.
If you are based in a city centre we’ll try and deliver on one of our courier bikes (if we can carry it safely). As well as reducing traffic and fuel consumption, we can also beat congestion and get to you quicker. It also keeps the couriers healthy! For more on our Couriers and Delivery Service click here.
We host a variety of different events each year to raise extra funds like coffee mornings. Look out for an invite; as well as great printing we like great cakes!
If you’d like to tell us about a member of a team that you think has excelled then please just let us know!
Jobs at Hobs
We are always looking for talented and dedicated people to join our team. If you think you’d like to join the Hobs Group then look on our careers page for current vacancies.
Hobs Environmental Policy
Hobs Reprographics plc is one of the largest reprographic companies in the UK with over 27 locations nationally from Edinburgh to Bournemouth.
We predominantly offer print services to the A.E.C and legal market. Hobs recognise the importance of protecting the environment now and in the future and aim to take responsibility by reducing as much as practically possible its impact on the environment in terms of re-cycling, carbon footprint and fuel consumption which are the main areas that affect our industry.
Our policy is communicated to all our employees and people working on behalf of Hobs and is also available on our website.
By monitoring our energy, waste and fuel consumption it allows us to set clear and realistic environmental objectives and targets.
All objectives and targets will be discussed and progress towards targets set will be reviewed at each management review meeting.
Where possible we will use wood pulp papers which are manufactured from sustainable and managed forests and where possible use paper with a recycled content or with the FSC accreditation.
We continually review our production processes to minimise levels of waste, reuse or re-cycle materials and product whenever possible and only dispose of waste via licensed waste contractors.
We plan to re-cycle a high percentage of our waste which will be split into 2 main areas, paper and cardboard.
All practicable precautions are taken to avoid pollutants escaping into the environment.
We aim to operate using modern and technologically advanced vehicles which meet all current emission legislation and run on ultra-low sulphur fuels, but in the future we are looking at the possibility of investing in alternative methods of transport or bicycles.
In order to reduce the high financial and environmental costs of energy and water, all Hobs equipment, except servers are turned off at the end of each working day.
In order to achieve these objectives it is the policy of Hobs to establish, implement, and maintain an effective documented environmental system, based on the requirements of BS EN ISO 14001.
Hobs is committed to the continual improvement and prevention of pollution.
Hobs is committed to comply with all applicable legal requirements and with other requirements to which the organisation subscribes which relate to its environmental aspects.Download our Environmental Policy Here
Modern Day Slavery Policy
The Hobs Group are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking. The company acknowledges responsibility to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and will ensure transparency within the organisation and with suppliers of goods and services to the organisation.
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our Anti-Slavery Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.
Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we have in place systems to:
- Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains.
- Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains.
- Monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains.
- Protect whistle blowers.
The Prompt Payment Code
Hobs Repro has signed up to the The Prompt Payment Code (PPC). This code sets standards for payment practices and best practice and is administered by the Chartered Institute of Credit Management. Compliance with the principles of the Code is monitored and enforced by the Prompt Payment Code Compliance Board. The Code covers prompt payment, as well as wider payment procedures.
In short we undertake to:
- Pay Suppliers on time
- Give clear guidance to suppliers
- Encourage good practice
For more information on the The Prompt Payment Code visit The Prompt Payment Code website.