La Fosse has been a registered recruitment member of APSCo since 2018. Our membership allows us access to an increased pool of diverse candidates, reduced risk, advice, and news updates. Our customers can trust in the strict Code of Conduct we adhere to, ensuring that we are all working together with the same intentions.
About APSCo: Founded in 2009, APSCo is differentiating the professional recruitment market by raising standards and delivering expert support and market intelligence to members of APSCo around the world.
The Cyber Essentials Plus Certification
La Fosse is Cyber Essentials Plus certified. It is the highest level of certification offered under the Cyber Essentials scheme, a more rigorous test of an organisation’s cyber security systems, where cyber security experts carry out vulnerability tests to make sure that organisations are protected against basic hacking and phishing attacks.
Cyber Security is critical and a priority for our business. Our focus is to prevent data breaches, identity theft and cybercrime, and protect our organisation and our stakeholders against common online security threats. We are keen to demonstrate to our customers, candidates, suppliers, and staff our commitment to cyber security and protecting their data.
The Cyber Essentials accreditations are among some of the most recognised information security standards. Our annual renewal of our Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus accreditations enables us to ensure that our infrastructure and network environment are up-to-date with the latest security measures. It ensures that our business has the knowledge and skills necessary to protect our data from cyber criminals.
Additionally, we provide ongoing Cyber Security Awareness Training to all our staff throughout the year to ensure that, in addition to the tools and policies in place, we also commit to training our people for an additional level of security.
Environmental sustainability and resilience
La Fosse recognises that it has a responsibility to the environment beyond legal and regulatory requirements. We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and continually improving our environmental performance as an integral part of our business strategy and operating methods. We encourage customers, suppliers, and other stakeholders to do the same.
Jackie Dane, Chief People Officer, is responsible for ensuring that this environmental policy is implemented. However, all employees have a responsibility within their own business area to ensure that the aims and objectives of this policy are met.
We endeavour to:
- Comply with all relevant regulatory requirements
- Continually improve and monitor environmental performance
- Continually improve and reduce environmental impact
- Incorporate environmental factors into business decisions
- Increase employee awareness and training
La Fosse partners with Ecologi, an environmental organisation (certified B Corporation) facilitating the funding of carbon offset projects and tree planting around the world. Their mission is to reduce 50% of global CO2 emissions by 2040 and responsibly plant billions of trees every year.
Through this partnership, La Fosse will become a climate-positive workforce and help secure the future of our planet. Instead of just becoming climate neutral, we’re actively creating a positive impact by overestimating what we’re emitting. The emissions will then be offset, with funds going towards planting hundreds of trees each month and funding a range of world-changing, climate-tackling projects.
Four months of partnership with Ecologi has enabled us to offset 832.5 tons of carbon emissions, plant 11,100 trees across the globe, and fund six sustainability projects, all verified carbon standard.
What are the projects?
- High-efficiency cookstoves in Tanzania: Improved clean cookstoves can address the pollution from burning wood or biomass in traditional stoves. Distributing cleaner cookstoves to reduce emissions.
- Solar power in Vietnam: Generating 83,750 MWh of clean electricity every year.
- Wind power in South Africa: Generating 439,600 MWh clean energy annually.
- Generating renewable solar electricity in Egypt: Generating 158,881 MWh of clean electricity every year.
- Producing electricity from landfill gas in Brazil.
- Peruvian protection of the Amazon: Preventing emissions by protecting old-growth rainforest.
Our partnership with Ecologi helps us build our climate resilience, adapting the projects we fund in line with climate change requirements. As a responsible business, we also ensure that our operations are built for climate resilience through the initiatives we have implemented in our offices.
Paper and office supplies
- Minimised the use of paper in the office
- Reduced packaging where possible
- Replaced paper products with recycled and recyclable paper products
- Favoured more environmentally friendly and efficient products wherever possible
- Reused and recycled where possible
- Utilised recycling and waste management bins to minimise waste and encourage proper disposal of materials
- Used materials in any office refurbishment that are as environmentally friendly as possible
Energy and water
We seek to:
- Reduce the amount of energy used as much as possible
- Switch off lights and electrical equipment when not in use, and have implemented movement-automated electrics to support this
- Adjust heating, with energy consumption in mind
- Take energy consumption and efficiency of new products into account when purchasing them
- Encourage employees to turn off all electronic equipment at the end of each workday
- Make additional efforts to accommodate the needs of those using public transport or bicycles