When most people talk about upgrading performance, it often means adding some big and beefy ancillary to an old engine. Alternatively it could mean adding a piece of new technology which optimizes efficiency. Either way, there is usually an element of sex appeal which goes hand-in-hand with an upgrade.

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Mercedes E220d SE Premium at Moel Famau, Flintshire

Policy Writing

Let’s face it, when it comes to upgrading performance, writing a policy is never the most exciting of tasks. It is sometimes necessary though, especially if a client requests it. Sure enough, as part of a due diligence process, one of our customers recently asked us to submit a copy of the policies we possess. This helped with their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy.

We gladly sent over an Anti-Slavery and Ant-Bribery policy, Ethical Policy, Health & Safety Policy Statement and an Environmental and Sustainability Policy Statement. The only thing is, with DrivenByQ being a virtual (service) company with fewer than twenty employees, our policies are relatively short. They don’t have the same content as a supplier with a factory.

Policy Review Benefits

I’ve never really thought about it before but in hindsight, a policy review encourages more detailed scrutiny. Although DrivenByQ is a lean company (with very little waste on the admin side), we drive vehicles powered by fossil fuel. We use computers which consume electricity too. Considering past targets and improvements, this is where we’ve improved the most.

We last submitted policies two years ago. Since then we replaced all computer hard drives with solid state technology. We also eliminated Euro 4 vehicles from our fleet. We have also ensured over 30% of vehicles are Euro 6 compliant. It might sound boring but actually, our computers are much quicker. When it comes to upgrading performance, some of our cars too. That is despite 25% greater efficiency and lower emissions.