Our Sustainable Vision

“To travel is to live” – Hans Christian Anderson.

Travel builds human connections by learning about culture, food, new sites, music, religion, and the way people live their day to day lives in various parts of the world. It is the best on-site learning a person can get. The internet can only explain so much about a place or another person.

At Navarino we recognise and facilitate the power to travel, we remain conscience of this facilitation and we support social and environmental initiatives and decisions that do more than think about how to make a profit. At Navarino our goal is to do our best for our clients and the world we live in. We look to improve and protect this exceptional world we are lucky to inhabit and travel amongst.

We work together responsibly, respectfully, with-in Navarino and with our clients and partners. We believe treating every-one fairly and equally as we look for ways to decrease our reliance’s on our carbon footprint, increase our reuses, our recycling efforts, reduce any over-consumption, increase our diversity with-in the company where we can and continue to look for further decentralization opportunities amongst other targets under review.

The company in 2021 introduced a flexi-office-home working rota, head office days being Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Business Travel

We encourage video conferencing for inter-office meetings, and we encourage video conferencing with our clients across any video platform, we remain agnostic to the adoption of the clients preferred IT platform for the ease of use for the client, rail options for domestic meetings and approved air travel for international business meetings.

Company cars must be either hybrid or electric. The company has an Electric car charging station at the Head Office.

Accommodation. We collaborate with our Partner Sabre Hospitality Solutions to register and promote our hotel clients who are certified with Sabre’s Eco-Certified Hotel Program. Sabre’s hotel program has been certified by a partner whose standard closely align with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council’s criteria and are displayed on the GDS platforms to the business travel agents.

Hired Vehicles – where possible, if taxis are used, electric taxis in cities must be a preference.

Office Electronic Equipment

The Company in 2022 recently migrated its internal networking and databases on to the Microsoft 365 Cloud and the company continues to proactively move towards cloud-based resources to reduce energy usage with its infrastructure equipment.

Office equipment end-of-life strategy is under review in 2022 which will allow for energy improvements.

  • Monitors, Printers, Scanners: 5 yrs
  • Desktops [being phased out]: 4 yrs
  • Laptops and Mobile phones: 3 yrs

IT waste is recycled responsibly and securely via an approved IT waste contractor.

Head Office Head Office lighting in 2022 will be refitted with LED lighting which will increase our energy efficiency further. The company head office installed Solar Panels on its South Facing roof and engages with an annual approved solar maintenance and cleaning program to keep the panel performance optimised.

Office materials – We encourage a paperless office environment and a clean desk policy. Employees are encouraged to print double-sided, double-sided printers are installed in the head office, and use colour print only when necessary.

Waste – We use and adopt the three ‘R’s’ strategy; ‘reduce, reuse, and recycle’. Reducing is about cutting back on the amount of waste we make. Reusing is for finding a new way to use items so that we do not have to throw them out. Recycling is using waste materials to make new products that can be sold or used again.

Cleaning materials – The company is reviewing its toxic waste and is adopting the use of biological eco-friendly cleaning materials. We recycle paper, plastics, glass, printer cartridges and batteries.

We have stopped using disposable cups.

Water consumption. Operating a flexi-hybrid working rota head-office water consumption is low.

Dishwashers are only used when they are full.

Data Protection

Navarino PCI compliant and in addition is targeting its completion of the Cyber Essentials Plus certification by September 2022. The company is committed to the IASME Gold certification for December 2022. The UK Government sponsored Cyber Essentials Plus Program core function is to protect the devices we all use (smartphones, laptops, tablets, and computers), and the services we access, both online and at work, from theft or damage. It is also about preventing unauthorised access to the significant amounts of information we store on these devices, and online. This is important because smartphones, computers and the internet are now such an integral part of modern life, that it is difficult to imagine how we would function without them. From online banking and shopping, to email and social media, it is more important than ever to take steps that can prevent cyber criminals accessing our accounts, data, and devices. Navarino as an SME is committed to certifying itself to the highest standards in this area of recognition by the UK Government and other international institutions.

The company is targeting its IASME Gold certification for December 2022. IASME Gold is a UK government funded project to create a cyber security standard which would is an affordable and achievable alternative to the international standard, ISO27001. The associated certification allows SME’s to demonstrate their level of cyber security for a realistic cost and indicates that they are taking good steps to properly protect their customers information. The IASME Governance assessment includes a Cyber Essentials assessment and GDPR requirements. It includes such processes and procedures and focuses on: Risk assessment and management, Monitoring, Change Management, Training and managing people, Backup, Incident response and business continuity.

Human resource Policies and Best Practices

All employee hiring follow national regulations

We do not discriminate against any of the following: gender, disability, age, race, religion, or sexual orientation and supports the equal treatment of women and minorities and provide safeguards to ensure all employees are treated with respect and without sexual, physical and mental harassment. We are committed to maintaining a clean, healthy, safe and secure working environment for all our Employees. We operate:

  • Employee Assistance Programme – providing a safe space for incident reporting
  • We offer counselling advice
  • We offer pensions advice
  • Health & Safety and Fire training
  • Two members of staff are annually trained on the St John’s Workplace First Aid Training Course
  • Defibrillator is located outside the front door of the head office
  • Employment policies – including being paid a living wage as minimum, formal contract, and Code of Conduct
  • All staff hirings are managed by each Head of Department with support from the company’s external HR contract agency.

Signed: Christopher Codrington

Name: Christopher Codrington

Job Title: Chief Executive Officer

Date: 28th June 2022

Our Sustainable Vision

“To travel is to live” – Hans Christian Anderson.

Travel builds human connections by learning about culture, food, new sites, music, religion, and the way people live their day to day lives in various parts of the world. It is the best on-site learning a person can get. The internet can only explain so much about a place or another person.

At Navarino we recognise and facilitate the power to travel, we remain conscience of this facilitation and we support social and environmental initiatives and decisions that do more than think about how to make a profit. At Navarino our goal is to do our best for our clients and the world we live in. We look to improve and protect this exceptional world we are lucky to inhabit and travel amongst.

We work together responsibly, respectfully, with-in Navarino and with our clients and partners. We believe treating every-one fairly and equally as we look for ways to decrease our reliance’s on our carbon footprint, increase our reuses, our recycling efforts, reduce any over-consumption, increase our diversity with-in the company where we can and continue to look for further decentralization opportunities amongst other targets under review.

The company in 2021 introduced a flexi-office-home working rota, head office days being Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Business Travel

We encourage video conferencing for inter-office meetings, and we encourage video conferencing with our clients across any video platform, we remain agnostic to the adoption of the clients preferred IT platform for the ease of use for the client, rail options for domestic meetings and approved air travel for international business meetings.

Company cars must be either hybrid or electric. The company has an Electric car charging station at the Head Office.

Accommodation. We collaborate with our Partner Sabre Hospitality Solutions to register and promote our hotel clients who are certified with Sabre’s Eco-Certified Hotel Program. Sabre’s hotel program has been certified by a partner whose standard closely align with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council’s criteria and are displayed on the GDS platforms to the business travel agents.

Hired Vehicles – where possible, if taxis are used, electric taxis in cities must be a preference.

Office Electronic Equipment

The Company in 2022 recently migrated its internal networking and databases on to the Microsoft 365 Cloud and the company continues to proactively move towards cloud-based resources to reduce energy usage with its infrastructure equipment.

Office equipment end-of-life strategy is under review in 2022 which will allow for energy improvements.

  • Monitors, Printers, Scanners: 5 yrs
  • Desktops [being phased out]: 4 yrs
  • Laptops and Mobile phones: 3 yrs

IT waste is recycled responsibly and securely via an approved IT waste contractor.

Head Office Head Office lighting in 2022 will be refitted with LED lighting which will increase our energy efficiency further. The company head office installed Solar Panels on its South Facing roof and engages with an annual approved solar maintenance and cleaning program to keep the panel performance optimised.

Office materials – We encourage a paperless office environment and a clean desk policy. Employees are encouraged to print double-sided, double-sided printers are installed in the head office, and use colour print only when necessary.

Waste – We use and adopt the three ‘R’s’ strategy; ‘reduce, reuse, and recycle’. Reducing is about cutting back on the amount of waste we make. Reusing is for finding a new way to use items so that we do not have to throw them out. Recycling is using waste materials to make new products that can be sold or used again.

Cleaning materials – The company is reviewing its toxic waste and is adopting the use of biological eco-friendly cleaning materials. We recycle paper, plastics, glass, printer cartridges and batteries.

We have stopped using disposable cups.

Water consumption. Operating a flexi-hybrid working rota head-office water consumption is low.

Dishwashers are only used when they are full.

Data Protection

Navarino PCI compliant and in addition is targeting its completion of the Cyber Essentials Plus certification by June 2022. The company is committed to the IASME Gold certification for December 2022. The UK Government sponsored Cyber Essentials Plus Program core function is to protect the devices we all use (smartphones, laptops, tablets, and computers), and the services we access, both online and at work, from theft or damage. It is also about preventing unauthorised access to the significant amounts of information we store on these devices, and online. This is important because smartphones, computers and the internet are now such an integral part of modern life, that it is difficult to imagine how we would function without them. From online banking and shopping, to email and social media, it is more important than ever to take steps that can prevent cyber criminals accessing our accounts, data, and devices. Navarino as an SME is committed to certifying itself to the highest standards in this area of recognition by the UK Government and other international institutions.

The company is targeting its IASME Gold certification for December 2022. IASME Gold is a UK government funded project to create a cyber security standard which would is an affordable and achievable alternative to the international standard, ISO27001. The associated certification allows SME’s to demonstrate their level of cyber security for a realistic cost and indicates that they are taking good steps to properly protect their customers information. The IASME Governance assessment includes a Cyber Essentials assessment and GDPR requirements. It includes such processes and procedures and focuses on: Risk assessment and management, Monitoring, Change Management, Training and managing people, Backup, Incident response and business continuity.

Human resource Policies and Best Practices

All employee hiring follow national regulations

We do not discriminate against any of the following: gender, disability, age, race, religion, or sexual orientation and supports the equal treatment of women and minorities and provide safeguards to ensure all employees are treated with respect and without sexual, physical and mental harassment. We are committed to maintaining a clean, healthy, safe and secure working environment for all our Employees. We operate:

  • Employee Assistance Programme – providing a safe space for incident reporting
  • We offer counselling advice
  • We offer pensions advice
  • Health & Safety and Fire training
  • Two members of staff are annually trained on the St John’s Workplace First Aid Training Course
  • Defibrillator is located outside the front door of the head office
  • Employment policies – including being paid a living wage as minimum, formal contract, and Code of Conduct
  • All staff hirings are managed by each Head of Department with support from the company’s external HR contract agency.

Signed:

Name: Christopher Codrington

Job Title: Chief Executive Officer

Date: 28th June 2022