Responsibility

Responsibility

It is our responsibility to conduct business using high ethical standards, respect towards individuals and society, and sustainable practices that contribute to a better environment. We expect our people to lead by example with our values of integrity, excellence and empathy as their guiding principles.

We define integrity through accountability, honesty and reliability. Accountability is about taking responsibility for our actions, not only with respect to our customers, but also each other. We are aware of the fact that unethical practices do take place in our industry, so we can distinguish ourselves by simply being honest – at all levels in the company. Reliability is a key part of the services we provide, but also a trait that is highly valued within Polygon.

Governance

Polygon always strives to comply with the laws, regulations, standards and other requirements, such as ethical principles, that are applicable within our areas of business.

We have a Code of Conduct that clearly explains what is appropriate behaviour when interacting with customers, employees, subcontractors and other stakeholders. Integrity is one of our core values; therefore our customers should feel confident that we will act in their best interests to fulfil their needs. It is also important that our subcontractors are fully aware and compliant with our Code of Conduct.

Polygon has also developed clearly defined guidelines within anti-corruption and anti-trust. We have a zero-tolerance approach to corruption and are fully committed to the principles of fair competition. The guidelines are designed to communicate this message and assist all employees in upholding it.

If a possible violation of company guidelines, laws or ethics is noticed by an employee, an integrity line is available to handle any concerns that for some reason cannot be raised and addressed directly with management or human resources.


Health and safety

Employee wellness is an important concern for Polygon. We take a structured approach intended to prevent accidents or injuries in all of our workplaces. This includes following up on sick-leave rates in each country and monitoring work-related injuries through monthly reporting. Since we work in dangerous environments, accidents do occur, but we employ all available precautions.

Through health and safety guidelines and training of all staff, we continuously strive to reduce the number of accidents. Particularly relevant to our business is protective gear and clothing and air filtration to prevent exposure to harmful substances. We also take care to prevent the spread of microbes and potentially dangerous particles to the outside environment by using appropriate air filtration when cleaning a site.


Polygon and the environment

At Polygon, we strive to reduce our impact on the environment with a focus on water, waste and energy.

Our core business of restoring damaged property contributes to a better environment by reducing the need for replacing inventory and equipment, as well as limiting the disposal of waste to landfill. Polygon has developed a range of restoration services that significantly reduce the need for original manufacture and the inherent costs on the environment in terms of raw material sourcing, processing, energy consumption and distribution.

We have innovative solutions to restore water-damaged machinery and vehicles that would ordinarily be subject to a total loss and sold as salvage. For electrical and IT equipment, we currently achieve a restoration rate in excess of 50 percent, and for lightly and moderately damaged goods, a rate of over 96 percent.

Further initiatives include Polygon’s leak detection services, which are non-destructive and therefore require very little reinstatement, and our ExactAire® system, which is the most advanced method available for monitoring the effectiveness of temporary control equipment, thereby minimising power usage.

Customer demands in Sweden led to the development of a Polygon-designed and engineered energy-efficient dryer, which reduces electricity cost and has faster drying performance than standard dryers.

In the UK we have rolled out an initiative called Lightfoot, which is aimed at reducing our carbon footprint by giving feedback to the driver of a vehicle on driving patterns. Carbon emissions have been reduced by five percent and the target is to reach ten percent.

Our aim is to implement best practices from successful local initiatives cross-border within Polygon.