And at every level of the organisation people feel they can develop their expertise, make an impact, and build their careers – all with a sense of pride in the quality of their work. What colleagues enjoy most is the variety in their working day, the support to use their initiative to find solutions, the development opportunities, the camaraderie and the recognition and reward they receive.
To put it simply, Q is K2’s soul. It is the way in which we invest in our people through training programmes and reward and recognition schemes. It is the emphasis that we place on protecting and enriching our culture through astute hiring and employee events.
And it is the effort that we make to maintain and increase connectivity between our twelve offices through collaborative work and the use of MILO. Q makes us both a family and a Great Place To Work®; without it, we wouldn’t be able to deliver on our ethos of ‘Because it’s personal’.
We define Q as a powerful combination of commitment, passion, fearlessness, kindness, friendship, stoicism, openness, understanding, and selflessness. It manifests itself in the smallest gestures, like a colleague making you a comforting cup of hot chocolate during a challenging afternoon, as well as in the grandest acts, such as a manager valuing your success over their own.
Q is our culture, the K2 DNA, and True Q ensures that DE&I and Q remain at the heart of all we do.
True Q has been developed to deliver our message of togetherness and unity throughout K2 Corporate Mobility, K2 Bespoke, AlphaTech® and beyond to our partners, clients, friends & families.
Our focus to cultivate and protect the essence of Q. A vibrant, innovative community and workplace where individuals are empowered to embrace their true authentic selves and unlock their boundless potential.
Our aim is to foster a truly inclusive environment that promotes a deep sense of belonging, similar to that of a close and supportive family. Enabling the true essence of Q to shine through each and every one of us.
We agree consistent and fair service level agreements with our partners, ensuring ethical objectives are built-in so that we foster good relations and are transparent in our activities.
We also ensure we are fair with employee remuneration and that terms and conditions are the best possible, meeting the expectations of our equal opportunities policy.
You will never find an empty K2 office with lighting on, or a deserted desk with a computer on standby.
We also look to be as paper and print efficient as possible and only print on double-sided, recycled paper using greyscale.
We source products locally for each of our offices using materials that are recycled or ethically grown or sourced.
In our role to help improve environmental standards, we select freight agents who proactively demonstrate a drive to reduce carbon footprints – from Maersk (whose operational and fleet improvements have reduced carbon dioxide emissions per container by 46% since 2007 and who also aim to be carbon neutral by 2050), to Virgin Atlantic airlines (who have a target to reduce aircraft carbon dioxide per revenue tonne kilometre by 30% by 2020 from their 2007 baseline).
We also hold online seminars on the latest environmental concerns to raise awareness and increase communication between offices on this important issue. We run initiatives to help encourage reductions in the personal carbon footprint of our employees, consider fuel efficiency when selecting company vehicles, actively encourage employees to take public transport when visiting clients or use video conferencing for meetings to save on air travel.