Corporate Social Responsibility
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a priority for První brněnská strojírna Velká Bíteš, a.s. In its activity, PBS Velká Bíteš, a.s. is dedicated, in the long run, to fulfilling the corporate social responsibility concept with regard to all of the four basic pillars: regional, social, economic and environmental responsibility. PBS Velká Bíteš has voluntarily committed to treating environmental protection with full responsibility, to creating equal opportunities and a generally positive environment within its organisation, but also to supporting culture, sports, education and socially or physically disadvantaged groups. It goes without saying that we are committed to transparency in dealing with our clients and suppliers.
In 2016, our CSR programme came first in the inaugural edition of the Vysocina Governor's Corporate Social Responsibility Award Competition.
PBS Velká Bíteš supports a range of operations within the region, most of them being not-for-profit organisations, cultural associations, schools and educational establishments, facilities for the elderly or the disabled and sports clubs. The company has a responsible approach to the region; its philosophy is to support as many associations as possible, albeit with smaller amounts, rather than to focus on the costly sponsorship of a single sports club or organisation.
Although we are an engineering company, women account for more than 20% of our staff. We make no distinctions and fight discrimination against any employee on the grounds of their race, colour of their skin, gender, sexual orientation, language, faith and religion, political or other opinions, membership or activities in political parties or political movements, trade union bodies or other associations, nationality, ethnic or social background, property, family, state of health, age, marital or family status or family responsibilities.
We ensure equal treatment of all employees in terms of their working conditions, remuneration for work, vocational education and opportunities for functional promotions or other career advancements.
We have introduced quality management and environmental management systems governed by the ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and AS 9100 Rev. C standards.
The functioning and efficiency of the quality and environmental management systems (QEMS) are regularly reviewed by the certification company LRQA and the competent bodies of the Civil Aviation Authority, European Aviation Safety Agency, Military Aviation Department at the Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic and State Quality Audit Department. Specified product families are subject to supervision and acceptance procedures conducted by representatives of Germanischer Lloyd, Bureau Veritas and Lloyds' Register, depending on specific requirements of individual customers.
We hold the 2012 Firm of the Year Award and the 2012 and 2013 Firm of the Vysočina Region Award. Some of the most recent achievements include prestigious awards in the "Successful Firm" categories in the National Quality Award and the Vysočina Governor's Corporate Social Responsibility Award competitions.