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Our People


We recognise that our employees are the single greatest driver of our success and our employment policies are designed to attract, retain and motivate quality staff. We are proud to have a diverse workforce which broadens the base of experience from which we draw, recruiting and promoting on the basis of ability. We expect our leaders to foster an open culture, based on the Group’s S.P.I.R.I.T. values. Training has been provided to give guidance on ethical business practices and professional conduct with all our stakeholder groups, including customers, suppliers and employees.

Within this area we aim to:

  • provide training and development opportunities
  • reward and incentivise employees
  • uphold human rights responsibilities

Employee Forums
At Menzies Distribution we recognise the importance of giving our employees a say, and therefore we have introduced Employee Forums.

This allows us to consult and exchange views on issues of mutual interest. The forum represents all employees across the business and is made up of elected Employee Forum Representatives who are governed by their own charter. They work collaboratively with managers to represent staff views, ideas, concerns and proposals to achieve business success.



SPIRIT

Corporate Social Responsibility
Investing in Future Generations With a history stretching back to 1833, John Menzies plc recognises both the importance of passing responsibilities from one generation to the next and also our responsibility to prepare subsequent generations for growth and success, whilst addressing the inequality which may affect their opportunities. In 2015 the Company donated £45,000 to causes which support children’s education, development and wellbeing across our areas of operation. One such organisation was Room to Read, a global organisation aimed at transforming the lives of millions of children in low-income countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Room to Read works to develop literacy skills and the ‘habit of reading’ and has benefited 10 million children across 17,500 communities in Asia and Africa, with the charity aiming to reach 15 million children by 2020.

Our Social Contribution As a business, John Menzies plc is keenly aware of our community obligations, within the countries and localities in which we operate.

Within this area we aim to:

  • build relations with local communities
  • make charitable contributions that matter to our people
  • invest in local people and industries. Our approach each year the plc Board sets a budget for charitable activities and allocates the expenditure throughout the communities we work in. The Company’s Charities Fund provides significant levels of support to a small number of charities nominated by each Operating Division and based on the following selection criteria
  • Efficiency: be involved with charities which are lean enough for our donation to make an impact and not be absorbed in administrative costs
  • integrity: make donations on a needs basis rather than taste basis
  • Effectiveness: support charities which have specific aims and are able to demonstrate how our contribution will benefit their cause.




Health and Safety


Menzies Distribution is fully committed to providing a healthy and safe working environment for its employees and non-employees.

Our general policy is to:

  • Provide adequate control of the health and safety risks arising from our work activities
  • Consult with our employees on matters affecting their health and safety
  • Provide and maintain safe equipment, roadworthy where appropriate, operated at all times in compliance with the law as well as our Standard Operating Procedures
  • Provide information, instruction and supervision for employees
  • Ensure all employees are competent to do their tasks, and to give them adequate training
  • Prevent accidents and cases of work-related ill health
  • Maintain safe and healthy working conditions; and review and revise this policy as necessary at regular intervals

The Wellbeing Committee
The Wellbeing Committee is set up to allow employees to raise Health Safety and Wellbeing issues within their local areas. All members of the committee are democratically voted on by the employees with local managers attending the meetings to answer questions and give feedback on previously raised issues.


Technology


To be the best, we have to provide our people with the best tools.

In Distribution, we've invested heavily in ensuring we have the latest technology at our operations; from packing machines, returns scanners and route mapping software. We have the most advanced SAP press distribution system in the world and we have recently rolled out Track and Trace to improved delivery efficiency.


And the investment is ongoing……