Vista’s ESG mission is to maintain a profitable and sustainable business built upon its strong culture of social responsibility, a desire to protect our environment and to have a positive impact on both our local community and the wider world. It is Vista’s objective to maintain industry-leading ethical standards and in so doing, take good care of and develop our colleagues, promote fairness and equality and demonstrate exemplary organisational governance.
The ESG auditor commented on Vista’s 2023 ESG report results:
“Vista scored very highly on all aspects of ESG that was assessed,
and the business sits in the upper range of developing ESG and
only 1% off Advanced status. It’s anticipated that with the ESG
strategy the business has in place that they achieve
Advanced status by Q4 2023”.
Environmental Commitments and Policy
As an IT services provider Vista does not manufacturer any equipment, materials or substances that could negatively impact our environment. We do, however, procure, stage, deliver, install and decommission technology for customers throughout the UK and Europe. Therefore, the areas of focus contained with Vista’s Environmental and Sustainability policy and our commitments are highlighted as follows:
Energy - Reduction and Renewables
Vehicles and Fuel Usage
NetZero Carbon Footprint Commitment
In the short-term we will commit to offsetting our carbon emissions by donating to reforestation and afforestation projects and planting our own carbon consuming plants and shrubs in the grounds of our offices. Vista is also committed to involvement in local environmental initiatives and schemes.
Electrical and Electronic Waste Management
Vista also decommissions legacy IT and EPoS equipment from our customers’ stores, restaurants and pharmacies environments. We work with our customers to re-sell, re-purpose or if all other avenues fail, recycle the waste technology. To date, Vista has prevented over 125 tonnes of electrical waste that couldn’t be re-sold or re-purposed from going to landfill through recycling.
Eradicate Single-use Plastics
Environmental Policy, Process and Governance
Vista’s Environmental and Sustainability Committee meets on a regular basis to discuss environmental topics, review strategy and objectives as well as progress against Vista’s environmental targets. The team will also ensure the understanding of and adherence to environmental legislation and regulations.
Vista is working towards ISO 14001 standards with the aim of achieving full accreditation by 2023.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Vista has supported and continues to support a range of charitable enterprises within our community and surrounding areas:
Vista’s Support of Tŷ Hafan
Tŷ Hafan is a children’s hospice based in South Wales. Over the last few years, our colleagues have engaged in multiple fundraising events for the charity. Vista’s CEO, James Pepper, is also a trustee at the hospice and offers his expertise and assistance with board matters. James is also a Tŷ Hafan fundraiser through his captaincy of the Tŷ Hafan ice hockey team and has raised over £35K for the charity.
Vista’s Support of Bigmoose
Vista’s Support of RCV UK
Risca COVID-19 Volunteers was a charity set up during the pandemic to provide support to people in need within the local community. It provides a range of support services which includes someone to talk to, assistance with shopping, a food pantry for businesses and the community to donate surplus food to and local residents to call upon if in need. The charity also runs a library and coffee shop with onsite computers with internet access. Vista were able to support the charity by donating IT equipment.
Vista’s Support of the Toy Box Project
The Toybox Project provides toys to children who are in need. They provide toys to children in social care or from families who have fallen on hard times.
To assist the Toybox Project, Vista ordered over £500 worth of toys listed on the Toybox Project website and also asked colleagues to donate new and used toys. The response was overwhelming and as a team we managed to fill a Vista van with toys, books, footballs and rugby balls.
On the night of delivery, the importance of the Toybox Project was clear to see. James had just helped a family that had been re-homed; the children had nothing and he invited them to help themselves to toys from the shop. The family were so appreciative and the children left with bags full of toys and books.
“We are thrilled to have the support of James and the team at Vista, where we are blown away at the sheer number of toys they donated. So grateful and still a little speechless. Due to growing demand for our service, we have already re-homed a large amount of the toys to families in need, community groups and schools. More people and organisations are struggling to purchase their toys. Thank you again, it means so much to us and those who receive the toys”
Read our Press Release: Toy Story – The Toybox Project
This year Vista Technology Support kindly contributed funds to assist Adventurers, which relies on donations (the amount received in donations directly limits the fees that everyone who attends the site has to pay), to meet their target of £3,500 to cover the cost of food for the week. To express their gratitude to Vista for the contribution, Adventurers recorded a thank you video. You can also read the blog HERE.
The business presents full financial analysis for scrutiny by the board on a monthly basis and Vista’s year-end audits are undertaken by external auditors, PWC and published within required timescales as defined by Companies House.
Vista has an excellent financial track record, both in terms of performance and audit results.
Operational and Quality Governance
Environmental and Social Governance
Vista’s Social Committee sits at the heart of our social and charitable initiatives, their purpose is to bring ideas and suggestions to the business and also decide which initiatives are worthy of the company’s support which are then presented to Vista’s Exec team for approval.