2020 is a monumental year for us. This year we have partnered with six key charities over the course of 2020 to focus on unemployment relief. From employee fundraising and voluntary outreach services to donating 5% of invoices made in May and October to our client's charity of choice, we look forward to making a difference to our wider community.
We strive to partner with companies that are aligned with our core ethical and sustainable values and beliefs, helping the overall economy.
We have donated £72,349 to charity so far. We achieved this through several fundraising initiatives including internal clothes swap shops, Tough Mudder challenges, skydives, charity auctions and each year we donate 5% of invoices to our client’s charity of choice.
We are working with Enham Trust, The National Autistic Society and Peter McVerry Trust on a campaign covering work placements, internships, training and other awareness-raising activities. Our mental health first aid training, workshops, and partnerships launched in 2020. We were proud to receive the APSCo award and partner with RIDI 100 on a mission to become disability-inclusive.
Helping Future Generations
We aim to raise £7,600 in our next charity event for One Cause, a charity that aims to use education to eradicate poverty.
We have improved efficiency with a 33% decrease in our CO2 intensity-based figure against our 2018 baseline year. As in previous years, commuting remains the largest contributor to our carbon footprint, accounting for 65% of our carbon footprint. We address this with our work from home days, cycle to work schemes and keep our air miles below 2,000 miles per person per year.
Improving the health of our planet
We strive to recycle 99% of our waste and hold various initiatives including meat-free Fridays in our offices in an attempt to be a greener organisation.
We provide voluntary outreach services to help our local communities with unemployment relief on BAME, Disability, Mental Health and Ex-Military including our charitable partners; Ex-Military Careers, Smart Works and The National Autistic Society.