Over the years, S8080 have invested a lot of time in making our business the best if can possibly be. We believe that the standards we have achieved help give you confidence when dealing with us.
S8080 was the first digital media agency in Wales to achieve BS EN ISO 9001:2008 quality certification.
Counter Terrorist Check (CTC) or ‘CTC Cleared’ is required for people who work in close proximity to public figures, or who have access to information or material vulnerable to terrorist attack, or involves unrestricted access to government or commercial establishments assessed to be at risk from terrorist attack.
S8080 achieved the Investor in People standard on the 11th January 2007.
Our Project Management team are qualified PRINCE2 practitioners and every S8080 team member works to PRINCE2 methodology along with Agile principles, our team includes Certified Scrum Masters.
S8080 have been working towards making our online digital agency as planet friendly as it possibly can be. In an office of 18 people, there are several steps that can be taken to reduce our impact, so we set ourselves difficult goals, including the elusive ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management standard.
This standard is normally only attained by much larger companies, but with so many organisations jumping on the 'green' bandwagon, we wanted to put some muscle behind our claims.
Every aspect of the environmental impact of our business is audited and assessed against the stringent International Standards Organisation guidelines including our energy usage and waste streams, the way we carefully plan meetings and journeys to reduce carbon emissions, right down to buying eco-friendly cleaning products and fair trade and local snacks and beverages for the team.
Every member of our team is aware of the issues surrounding sustainability - this even carries over into our work having designed and built the 'Every Action Counts' website for DEFRA, which provides advice and support to voluntary and community organisations which are looking to reduce their impact on the environment, tackle climate change and improve their local area. We have also developed a major website for Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council to develop their Environmental Forum website.
The decision to make our studio environmentally friendly was based on the wishes of our team, particularly the more senior members, many of whom have made personal commitments to sustainability. For example, almost all of our team recycles beyond council collections, our network administrator, (don't get him started on flying in produce from afar) insists we buy only fair trade tea and coffee, several of us grow our own fruit and vegetables and our project team lead actually has a 'wormery' in his basement! Small things we know, but comforting all the same.
Great people are the reason we are so good at what we do. So back in 2007 we worked hard to attain the Investors in People standard. The real world application of IIP means our people are involved in the decision making that takes S8080 forward and this is closely aligned with their own personal development.
While we were at it, we also achieved BS OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management Standard (yes, we are gluttons for punishment).
The simple rule we all live by is “What is the right and fair thing to do in this situation.