An Ethical and Responsible Business
VYDEX Founder and Managing Director, Melvyn John, has always had a philanthropic view on life since he started the business 28 years ago. From our humble beginnings serving the local community with pet products to the global group we are today, he has remained committed to upholding the highest standards of business conduct.
Integrating with our community and acting as a force for good have always been important elements of the growth and success of the VCL Group. Today, we still embrace these key values as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
The main areas our CSR covers are:
- Our responsibility to protect the environment;
- Providing tangible benefits to the local community;
- Taking seriously our duty of care towards all VCL employees.
A few examples of this are as follows. VCL Group uses many different types of containers and packaging. Where possible, the packaging is sourced from recycled materials.
All raw ingredients used are from carefully sourced suppliers who only use fair and accepted forms of dairy farming that are kind to animals and the earth.
All our lighting and machinery are powered using ‘eco-friendly’ principles. We also support many local charities and sports teams. All employees enjoy use of our brand new onsite gym. 95% of our workforce are from the local community and we try, wherever possible, to recruit locally and help retrain the long-term unemployed and ex-service personnel.