Core values are integral to our practice.
We are an employee-owned company that provides an inspiring place to work. We empower our team who, through their hard work and commitment share in our success. Our core values are a client-centric outlook, trust and integrity, an ethical approach, collaborative working and, most importantly, a 'can-do' attitude.
Our people are the key to our success and our team is self-motivated and enthusiastic about its work.
We only employ the very best people and are committed to nurturing their talent, encouraging innovation and promoting from within. Our highly experienced team has a diverse range of backgrounds and interests and we have a low staff turnover.
Our people are also competitive and like to have fun! We organise regular sporting and social events and we recently won the Grosvenor Annual Dragon Boat Race for the second time in 3 years.
We support charitable organisations including:
Children In Need
Breast Cancer Awareness (Wear it Pink)
Wessex Heartbeat Foundation
Julia’s House National
Our Environmental Management System (EMS) has been accredited to ISO14001 since 2006.
The EMS forms the framework through which we minimise the effects of our activities on the environment. We have set a range of objectives as part of our EMS, including:
Ensuring that we offer the best professional advice to clients, which is in line with legislation and best practice guidance, and takes into consideration potential environmental issues
Reducing the volume of waste from our offices that is destined for landfill
Increasing the wider environmental awareness of all staff members
Minimising emissions and resource use where practicable
The EMS is strongly promoted within the practice, performance targets are set annually and we are committed to the continual improvement of our environmental performance.
We successfully retained our ISO14001 accreditation following our external audit in June 2017.
EIA Quality Mark Scheme
In April 2011 the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) introduced its EIA Quality Mark Scheme and TOR subsequently qualified as one of the founding members. As a member of the scheme, TOR is committed to ‘excellence’ in all EIA activities. This commitment is independently reviewed by IEMA on an annual basis to ensure all registered organisations continue to deliver quality and provide added value for their clients.
For the sixth year running, TOR has achieved high grades in the annual registration review, which covers EIA management, EIA team capabilities and the quality and content of our environmental statements (ESs). The registration reviews are based on a series of interviews and reviews of our ESs. In previous reviews TOR has been commended for: its consistency, use of comparable significance criteria, clear EIA assessment methodologies, treatment of cumulative impacts, commitment to mitigation (e.g. preparing Construction Environment Management Plans), good communication and presentation, and also to its commitment to continuing professional development for its EIA co-ordination and environmental specialist staff.
In addition to the interviews and ES reviews, TOR’s registration to the Quality Mark Scheme also requires us to prepare a number of articles, case studies and presentations on an annual basis. Many of these can be found on IEMA’s website.