Capital has committed to the Scottish Business Pledge, further demonstrating our dedication to create lasting economic success, and build sustainable growth which in turn achieves fairness, equality, opportunity and also innovation.
The Scottish Business Pledge is a values-led partnership between government and business. It is a shared ambition of boosting productivity, competitiveness, sustainable employment, and workforce engagement as well as development.
To have been awarded the Scottish Business Pledge, we have met, or are committed to, the following:
The national Living Wage
We believe it’s important to be one of over 3,500 UK employers so far who voluntarily opt-in to paying the real Living Wage, and know that fair pay delivers a more committed workforce. Better paid work is the best weapon against poverty, inequality and lack of opportunity.
Zero Hours Contracts
We are proud to have no employees on Zero Hours Contracts. feeling that fairness and mutual confidence should flourish, and strive to create an environment of job security.
At Capital, we believe that bringing out the best in our employees adds value to our business. We support workforce engagement through family friendly policies such as flexible working, and invest in youth through modern apprenticeships.
Investment in youth
Capital has a long-standing commitment to create career opportunities for young people. Our involvement with the Edinburgh Guarantee has seen us recruit apprentices and also trainees.
The apprentices, who were hired through the Edinburgh Guarantee, were given training on a wide range of our workshop services. They are now full time employees, having also completed a three year SVQ Apprenticeship as Office Equipment Engineers.
A balanced workforce
Striving to innovate the way we recruit, we employ and advance all people. We aim to put fairness and equality at the heart of our workforce planning.
As Scotland’s largest B2B hardware and software provider, we at Capital are constantly investing in and improving upon our technology and innovation. We strive to improve efficiency in our operations and ensure that we not only meet your needs, but enhance your experience through the introduction of new software technology.
We sell top of the range hardware, many of which are used in-house, such as the Ricoh Pro C7100. This innovation has improved the efficiency and effectiveness of creating and also producing our own professional documentation.
We continue to demonstrate our commitment to the marketplace and our clients through the very significant investment and upgrade of our buildings and facilities at our headquarters.
We are keen to explore opportunities to make international connections and access new markets. While we are not currently operating internationally, we are currently in discussions with Business Gateway and Zero Waste Scotland about our equipment refurbishment, and recycling and re-use initiatives, in support of the government’s Circular Economy.
At Capital, we believe there is a strong market for recycled parts. We are currently amassing a huge supply of these items. With the help of Business Gateway and Zero Waste Scotland, will look to identify markets for these items abroad.
Capital plays an active role in the community and we take our impact on the environment and carbon reduction very seriously. We recycle and re-use materials wherever possible, and have attained ISO accreditation (ISO14001 – Environment), ensuring that all business aspects are conducted in a responsible and sustainable manner.
We fully appreciate that paying bills promptly has a positive impact on suppliers, especially within small businesses. We are proud of maintaining our good relationships and and continuing to prove our reliability by upholding our financial commitments.
To read more about Capital’s services that make it so worth of the Scottish Business Pledge, keep an eye on our news page. To learn more about our awards and achievements, visit our accreditations page.