About – People

Employees

Our culture and heritage are extremely important to us and Design Group UK has developed into a business that employs over 600 in the UK and 1,000 in the Far East.  We believe the success of our business depends on the success of our people and we strive to create a working environment where our employees feel valued and their achievements are recognised and rewarded.  We employ capable people with the attitude and aptitude to succeed and deliver, within an enabling environment.

Training

Design Group welcomes talented individuals who share our passion for delighting our customers. We are committed to lifelong learning and we encourage our employees to extend their skills to enhance careers and shape the future of the business. We value the expertise that exists within our business and maximise opportunities to transfer this knowledge through our Academy Programme. We prize creativity and the spirit of innovation and work closely with universities and students to provide challenging projects with a future opportunity of employment.

Ethical

The Management, and all those who work for the company are committed to maintaining high ethical standards. The organisation ensures that all its activities are carried out in conformance with the relevant legislation in relation to Employment Law, Health and Safety and Environmental protection. All employees have been employed of their own free will, are paid at least the minimum living wage and are legally allowed to work. Our company is an equal opportunities employer working in line with the standards promoted by the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI). As our relationship with a supplier develops, we expect them to improve working conditions in line with the more demanding standards promoted by the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI). The company takes Health and Safety requirements extremely seriously. Legal requirements, standards and regulations are adhered to, ensuring that all areas are safe & hygienic to work in. There is a separate Health and Safety policy that is communicated via notice boards. Environmental issues are taken extremely seriously, with 100% commitment given from senior management in order to maintain the ISO14001: 2004 accreditation. The company purchases all its paper from sustainable sources, and has attained the WWF 3 Trees, the maximum score for sustainable sourcing and has been FSC accredited since February 2008.

Modern Slavery Act

Since the Modern Day Slavery Act came into force in 2015, we have continuously taken steps to promote and improve our commitment to removing abuse and exploitation in the workplace.

Modern Slavery Act Statement (PDF)