Corporate and Social Responsibility

Advanced Chemical Etching Limited is committed to creating growth within the company whilst ensuring the impact on the environment is kept to a minimum and that all working activities are carried out in a socially responsible manner.

We continually consider the interests of our stakeholders when making decisions and this is reflected in a business culture that is focused on making a positive difference to investors, employees, customers, suppliers and the local community in which we operate.

It is also reviewing the possibility of introducing an employee volunteering programme, which will look to boost local and regional community groups, schools and social enterprises.

Ethical Operations

Responsible business is one of the founding principles of the Advanced Chemical Etching approach and the management team recognises that its current and future success depends on positive relationships with its staff and strong partnerships with its supply chain.

The company aims to treat everyone equally and to ensure that no job applicant, employee, worker or customer is discriminated against on the grounds of a protected characteristic as defined by the Equality Act 2010. We expect the highest standards of ethics and integrity from everyone who represents ACE and actively promote an open culture that welcomes the views and contributions of our employees. When selecting new suppliers, we operate a transparent procurement process that is based on cost, quality, trust and commitment to environmental performance.

Health & Safety

Health and Safety is a major priority for ACE and the company is committed to creating an environment that is safe, minimises risks and complies with all legislation.

It has appointed a dedicated Health and Safety Manager to continually review policies and working practices so that all employees have the necessary resources, equipment and training to carry out their daily tasks. There is also an emphasis on full and effective two-way consultation with employees and effective control of contractor and supplier activities.

In short, ACE has adopted five key principles that focus on:

  • Sufficient policy
  • Good organisation
  • Efficient planning and implementation
  • Constant measurement
  • Reviewing performance and making improvements

The Workforce

The value added nature of ACE’s business means that its staff are its most valuable asset and this is reflected in a positive culture that empowers the workforce to positively contribute to the success of the business.

All employees are kept regularly informed of progress against the company’s strategic plan through regular briefings and have access to continued professional development opportunities. These include accredited on-the-job training, Apprenticeships, specialist lean development and knowledge transfer partnerships with a host of local Universities. All members of staff are encouraged to promote UK manufacturing and partake in primary, secondary and further education visits.