Sustainability and Responsibility
In our daily business operations, Bright recognises the significant role we can play and the positive contributions we can make, to our customers, our employees, our stakeholders and the communities in which we operate. We are wholeheartedly dedicated to conducting our business with the highest level of integrity and transparency. Furthermore, we firmly believe that genuine success can only be attained by doing so in a socially and environmentally responsible fashion.
As we expand our business by broadening our product range, increasing our workforce, and extending our presence to new locations, our commitment to these principles only intensifies. They constitute the fundamental pillars of our growth strategy.
We have identified four key pillars to foster a high performing, sustainable culture which are all underpinned by unwavering commitment to excellent Corporate Governance.
Mission: To minimise our impact on the environment in a responsible and ethical manner.
Mission: to attract, support and develop great people.
Mission: To support and add value in the communities where we operate.
Mission: To build positive relationships with customer and suppliers
To minimise our impact on the environment in a responsible and ethical manner.
Bright takes environmental responsibility seriously and is committed to developing our business towards ecological sustainability at both company and individual level.
Bright completed the carbon footprint measurement for 2022, which is our baseline. The measurement uses an operational boundary approach in accordance with Greenhouse Gas Protocol on corporate accounting and reporting. The measurement includes a comprehensive Scope 1, Scope 2, and Scope 3 evaluation using both primary activity data as well as spend based emission factors. We are working with carbon accountants to identify authentic steps towards identifying reducing our carbon emissions.
Customers can purchase directly from our websites, leading to automatic generation and electronic transmission of invoices, thereby reducing the need for printing and copying. Our software is downloadable from our websites, eliminating the distribution, consumption and landfill of almost 30,000 CD and USB sticks each year.
In the same manner as we focus on enhancing the efficiency of processes and procedures for our external customers, we also dedicate ourselves to improving internal operations. Our in-house Green Team is tasked with raising awareness amongst all our staff. They promote initiatives which minimise single-use plastics, implement effective recycling and explore other ways to reduce our carbon impact as a business and as individuals.
Our Bright head office opened in 2021 in Duleek, Co. Meath, Ireland. The office is at the top of the spectrum in terms of energy efficiency. Key features of our office include: 50 rooftop solar panels to offset energy usage, 6 electric vehicle recharge points, stormwater attenuation tank designed to gradually release water into the drainage system and oil or petrol leakages in the car park are filtered by a Petrol Interceptor before the water enters the drainage network.
To attract, support and develop great people.
Without our fantastic team of committed, driven employees, Bright would not be where it is today!
We are committed to supporting our employees in getting the most from their careers. Learning and continuous development are at the core of our ethos, fostering continuous professional and personal development. Our work environment is a secure and welcoming space, where every individual is afforded dignity and respect. We actively champion equal opportunities for all our employees, aspiring to build as diverse a workforce as we can.
We believe that a diverse and inclusive work environment is more adaptable, more creative and ultimately more successful. That is why we are focussed on building diversity and a workforce where every single employee is free to be themselves and feels comfortable sharing their perspectives. We are proud to say that our 37% of our Senior Executive team our female. Building awareness, educating each other and celebrating our differences are central to achieving a progressive culture.
A committed and enthusiastic workforce is vital for the growth and development of our business. We want every employee to understand how they can contribute to Bright’s success. Transparent leadership, strong communication, learning opportunities, competitive remuneration and focus on wellbeing all contribute to building an engaged and motivated workforce. Through our quarterly employee engagement surveys, we maintain regular check-ins with our staff to gauge our performance and identify areas for enhancement.
Continuous growth and ongoing learning define the essence of Bright. To deliver top-tier products and support to our customers, we engage in daily self-challenges and relentlessly pursue innovative prospects. To aid our staff in their personal and professional development, we extend educational support to those pursuing external qualifications. Internally, we provide an array of resources to help employees enhance their professional skills.
Supporting others is what we do.
That is why we are so committed to supporting others in the communities where we operate. We recognise the we have the ability to make a positive contribution to communities.
We partner with and offer support to local charities and sport groups. We encourage our employees to get involved with their local communities and use their skills and where possible the Company’s resources to help create mutual benefit.
We are in complete awe of the dedication and commitment charities show year-round to their worthy causes. That is why registered charities in Ireland and the UK are entitled to receive a free payroll licence each year*. The total value of charity licences received by our customers across Ireland and the UK each year is circa €50,000. *Terms and conditions apply
It is our mission that together, through our software and support, we will provide solutions to accountants and SMEs that make their working lives easier, no matter the challenge. We are extremely proud of our customer satisfaction rates and prioritise maintaining strong customer service levels as we grow.
As part of our mission, we are committed to the highest standards of business and ethical behaviour. We are committed to the responsible sourcing of goods and services, our Supplier Code of Conduct sets out our expectations of those who provide these goods and services to us.Supplier Code of Conduct
At Bright, we are committed to ensuring that a strong governance framework operates across the Group, recognising that good corporate governance is a vital component in the delivery of the our strategic objectives, and to operate a sustainable business for the benefit of all stakeholders.
A well-balanced functioning board, led by a chair
Effective risk management, consider both internal and external risks
A company culture that promotes ethical values and behaviours
A business model focused on long term value creation
Bright continuously monitors and reviews the effectiveness of our policies and procedures.