Our Corporate Social Responsibility
We understand that there’s a balance between attaining our strategic goals and managing the economic, social, and environmental impact of our activities.
We are dedicated to improving the communities in which we work and live, and to minimising our impact on the environment.
As part of our commitment to corporate social responsibility we seek to lead by example with safe practices and healthy working environments. This has been recognised with Gold and Fleet Safety Gold for Environmental Essentials in the internationally-renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards.
We currently support charities including Douglas Macmillan Hospice, Cardiac Risk in the Young and The Air Ambulances. In addition, a number of initiatives across regional offices regularly raise money for local charitable causes.
We are committed to reducing the carbon footprint of our business, and to trading in an ethical and sustainable manner.
Douglas Macmillan Hospice
The Douglas Macmillan Hospice was established in 1972 as a 28 bed hospice serving the North Staffordshire area. Over the years a Day Hospice, a Community Nurse Specialist Team (PCNS), a Hospice at Home service and Education Centre have been added. These are all supported by a full range of clinical support services which include physiotherapy, occupational therapy, a lymphoedema clinic, chaplaincy, bereavement support, social work, psychology and diversional therapies.
Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY)
Every week in the UK at least 12 apparently fit and healthy young people die as a result of undiagnosed heart conditions. Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) is a charity founded in 1995 to provide support and information on cardiac risk in young people. CRY operates cardiac screening programmes and funds medical research, as well as running the CRY Centre for Sports Cardiology and the CRY Centre for Cardiac Pathology.
The Air Ambulances
On average, an emergency air ambulance takes off every 10 minutes in the UK, flying 365 days a year in daylight hours. Every hour of every day, seven air ambulances will attend people facing life-threatening illness or injury. They receive no government or National Lottery funding and rely on fundraising efforts to provide this service. We support the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, the Wales Air Ambulance Charity and Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance.