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UK Joint Security Associations Annual Charity Dinner: 30 September 2014

The inaugural Joint Security Associations Annual Fundraising Dinner will be held on Tuesday 30 September 2014 at the Grange City Hotel, a spectacular five star venue which overlooks the Tower of London.

This will be a prestigious Black Tie event, and will allow those attending the perfect opportunity to network with colleagues, entertain guests or simply enjoy a relaxed atmosphere while at the same time helping to support two very worthy charities.

The ticket price of £100 includes an exquisite three-course dinner menu and one free entry into the £20 ticketed prize raffle.

This year, the guest speaker will be Lord Carlile of Berriew CBE QC (President of The Security Institute).

The event will begin with a welcome reception at 6.30 pm followed by the dinner which will conclude at 11.00 pm, with a cash bar in operation both during and after.

The Grange City Hotel near Tower Bridge in London

The Grange City Hotel near Tower Bridge in London

Security associations and their nominated charities

The security associations involved (including The City Of London Crime Prevention Association, The Security Institute, ASIS International, the International Professional Security Association and ADS Group) are hoping to raise in excess of £20,000 which will be split equally between the two charities – the St Giles Trust and PTSD Resolution.

St Giles Trust aims to help break the cycle of prison, crime and disadvantage, creating safer communities by supporting people to help them change their lives. The charity offers a range of services which have helped over 16,000 clients overcome any barriers which might be holding them back from moving forward. Ultimately, it equips people with skills to help them live independent lives.

PTSD Resolution is a charity that offers a unique service counselling to the UK Armed Forces, TA and Regular Reserves (including their dependants) to relieve mental health problems resulting from Military Service and the traumas that they have faced.

The PTSD Resolution Outreach Programme has over 200 counsellors trained in trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy and provides a valuable contact point for anyone requiring counselling, complimentary to the work of the other armed forces charities.

Unique and exciting initiative

Don Randall – chairman of the organising committee and the City of London Crime Prevention Association – explained: “I’m honoured to be part of this fundraising project which has brought together professionals from the various security associations in the UK and will deliver what I hope will be an annual event on everyone’s calendar for many years to come.”

Don Randall: chairman of the City of London Crime Prevention Association

Don Randall: chairman of the City of London Crime Prevention Association

Emma Shaw, chairman of The Security Institute, added: “This event provides a perfect opportunity for the security profession to work together to raise substantial funds for two extremely worthwhile charities closely associated with the security sector. The Security Institute is absolutely delighted to be involved in this unique and exciting initiative.”

Emma Shaw CSyP: chairman of The Security Institute

Emma Shaw CSyP: chairman of The Security Institute

*To secure your place at this very special event, please access the booking link:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-joint-security-associations-fundraising-event-2014-tickets-11414066781

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Axis Communications issues Sustainability Report for 2013

Axis Communications has published its Sustainability Report for 2013. The fourth of its kind, the report describes the company’s successful work in the areas of environmental responsibility, business conduct and social responsibility.

“Sustainability issues are an integrated part of Axis’ business operations, and I am happy about the progress we have made in terms of minimising our environmental impact, promoting good working conditions and fighting corruption,” explained Ray Mauritsson, president of Axis Communications.

“Our employees’ commitment and efforts play a very important role in ensuring sustainable and successful growth for Axis in the longer term.”

Ray Mauritsson: president of Axis Communications

Ray Mauritsson: president of Axis Communications

Axis’ intelligent security solutions in the network surveillance arena enable a smarter and safer world. The company takes long-term social responsibility for how its operations impact employees, shareholders, partners, suppliers, end users and other important target groups.

All the while, the company aims to drive the shift towards innovative security solutions, but also when it comes to advancing corporate sustainability.

“Based on our position as global market leader, we want to serve as a model for our industry and many of our sustainability initiatives have substantial commercial benefits for us as well as for our partners and end users,” continued Mauritsson.

Business relations: responsible, transparent, trustworthy

Business relations should be handled in a responsible, transparent and trustworthy way.

Environmental considerations pervade everything from product development to logistics flows and the final stage of products.

Axis Communications’ products and solutions feature leading edge technologies which are environmentally friendly and energy-efficient in the end-use phase.

The most important measures implemented by Axis Communications during the year included:

• a comprehensive programme for employees and distributors in order to counter corruption, bribes and conflicts of interest
• continual audits of subcontractors to ensure that they comply with Axis’ requirements relating to environmental responsibility as well as working environment and safety
• new requirements for component suppliers and a new requirement concerning so-called conflict minerals has been added to the Code of Conduct which Axis applies for its suppliers
• two new configuration and logistics centres (in Suzhou, China and Memphis, USA) which will provide increased capacity in the important US market and enhance the presence in China and will also mean greater proximity to the suppliers that are located in the region (and thus reduce transportation)
• phase-out of PVC in several products
• optimisation and reduction in the size of certain product packaging, in turn generating a positive effect both on the environmental impact of transport and the volume of consumables
• entrepreneurial spirit, openness and commitment has been strengthened through a variety of activities such as training in the company’s core values and international introductory courses.

The Axis Communications Sustainability Report for 2013 may be downloaded by visiting: http://www.axis.com/corporate/sustainability/index.htm

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