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Altro welcome Sir Oliver Heald

Altro welcomed Sir Oliver Heald, QC, MP of North East Hertfordshire to the Altro offices in Letchworth today (10 July 2015).  Sir Oliver presented to Altro Group CEO, Richard Kahn, a certificate as a finalist in the National Responsible Business Awards.  Sir Oliver toured Altro’s offices and production area during his visit.

Each of the country’s 650 MPs were asked by the All Party Parliamentary Corporate Responsibility Group (APCRG) to nominate a business which has had a positive impact in their constituency. Altro Limited was nominated by Sir Oliver for the Constituency of North East Hertfordshire.  Sir Oliver described Altro as having

“taken corporate responsibility to a high level in terms of environmental commitment and ethical commitment in their supply chain, consistently ahead of the curve.”

The award submission included Altro’s work with supporting the local community, its positive impact with local schools, learning and development of employees, sustainability and its promotion of equality and diversity in the workplace.

Sir Oliver said: “I’m proud the APCRG has shortlisted Altro for the National Responsible Business Awards.  It is a good thing for the constituency of North East Hertfordshire and Letchworth Garden City.  Altro are leading the way nationally on corporate responsibility and the environment.”

Richard Kahn, CEO of Altro said:

“We are delighted to be shortlisted for such an important award, and to be a finalist amongst such prestigious companies. At Altro we are committed to supporting our employees, the local community, and the environment and we are pleased to be recognised for our efforts.”

Included in the shortlist of successful companies is Sony UK Technology Centre, Marks & Spencer, WrightBus and Fujitsu.

The winner of this award will be selected by a judging panel consisting of Baroness Greengross, Jonathan Djangoly MP, Baroness Howe of Idlicote and Nick Hurd MP.

The All Party Parliamentary Corporate Responsibility Group (APCRG) defines a responsible business as one that:

  • Supports the community and local schools
  • Offers young people work opportunities
  • Trains their employees
  • Invests in energy efficiency
  • Promotes equality and diversity in the workplace
  • Monitors their suppliers’ actions on these issues

The award will be presented at a prestigious ceremony at the Houses of Parliament in July which Richard Kahn will be attending on behalf of Altro Ltd.

Posted: 10/07/2015 00:00:00 by Chris Edwards-Thorne | with 0 comments