Today is the World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2020 and, right now, we are immersed in the COVID-19 pandemic, something which will be topping the headlines for months to come.
However, in our translation company, we take workplace health, safety and well-being very seriously because it is a cornerstone of being an ethical company.
And we have done this every day since our translation company was first founded in 2007. In fact, the financial, mental and social health and safety of our in-house and freelance partners is a top priority.
So how do we do this?
1. We prioritise the financial health of everyone.
We seek to ensure our colleagues and partners are financially healthy.
- One of the cornerstones of Acantho is to create stable jobs. And we have the largest in-house workforce of translators in Zaragoza.
- We pay our inner circle of trusted translators and interpreters decent rates to ensure they can afford to pay their social security payments.
- We don’t cut legal corners to cut costs by working with “hobby” linguists who aren’t professional translators.
2. We care for the mental health of all our colleagues and partners.
We have many measures to ensure our workplace is mentally healthy.
- We never expect our colleagues to work overtime.
- We don’t assign unrealistic and stressful heavy workloads to our inner circle of translators and interpreters.
- We ensure our communication is personalised and crystal clear to prevent misunderstandings.
3. And let’s not forget social health…
People are social animals and social well-being is often overlooked.
- Our workplace is socially healthy. We have meetings whenever issues arise and ensure that solutions are win:win and this means that we get on brilliantly as a team.
- We also have close and friendly relationships with all our partners, something that we often get good feedback on and this makes us really happy.
Healthy happy people are the foundation of a healthy business. We see the results of being an ethical company every single day through our loyal customers and partners, through continual improvements in the quality of our services and in our great working environment.
If you’re looking to make a positive shift to work with homegrown, ethical companies committed to ethical values, then let’s talk good business. Drop us a line at [email protected] or call us on (+34) 976 910 302.
P.S. All these measures aren’t something that we have to do for corporate social responsibility. They’ve grown organically as a meaningful part of our business because we really do care.