Corporate Social Responsibility

As a professional Organisation, we at iPSL acknowledge the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and managing the impact our business processes have on the wider environment.

As well as continually striving to achieve our company CSR Agenda both internally and externally, we also seek to support all our employees in their charitable endeavours, through the giving of time and monetary donations.

COMPREHENSIVE new Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) guidelines will offer wide-ranging support for Sites to take initiatives that will benefit people across iPSL and in local communities. Under the new structure, CSR is divided into four areas - Workplace, Environment, Charitable Work and Community Based - with the aim of helping Sites to develop their own CSR agenda. “These new guidelines will focus on the most important aspects of CSR and help to highlight the benefits to everyone,” says Senior HR Manager Jacqui McSeveney. “An engaging CSR agenda, which is embedded within the organisation, brings benefits not only to iPSL but to its employees and to the wider community. “The Company places a great importance on the wellbeing of its employees,” she adds. “These guidelines will help in a number of ways, including attracting and keeping a happy workforce, improving our business reputation and saving money on energy and operating costs.” The guidelines set out the aims of each of the four areas:

WORKPLACE: Aims to promote healthy jobs and workplace environments, which benefit everyone and have a positive impact on business results.

ENVIRONMENT: The Company aims to operate with respect and concern for the environment. Initiatives include reducing energy consumption, reducing waste, fuel consumption, assessing the environmental impact of operations and reducing iPSL’s carbon footprint where possible.

CHARITABLE WORK: Individual Sites are deciding their own CSR agendas. At BPH, for example, money raised will be divided between Age UK, Cynthia Spencer and Kids Aid.

COMMUNITY BASED: Improving the lives of local people by getting involved, building relationships, fund-raising and through volunteering initiatives.

A set of guidelines to support and encourage volunteering has also been produced for the first time, to offer new opportunities and benefits to anyone wanting to commit to helping their local community. Under these guidelines people will be allowed to take two paid days off every year to participate in voluntary activities, which must be matched by two days of their own time. “Some people are very passionate about volunteering but we hadn’t supported or encouraged it sufficiently in the past and we were keen to change that,” explains Jacqui. “I hope people will welcome this new opportunity to show how the Company appreciates and supports individual volunteering efforts.” Jacqui was also one of a group of nine Senior Managers who went out into the community to work with teenagers from Northamptonshire’s Caroline Chisholm School, to help improve their interviewing skills. “We held mock interviews with 15 and 16 year-olds and were very impressed with the calibre of the young people we worked with,” she says. “We have received some great feedback about the success of the day so will definitely be looking to make this an annual event.”

To find our more about our appropriate to CSR and the environment please download our CSR Policy and Environment Policy

MODERN SLAVERY STATEMENT: Section 54 of the United Kingdom Modern Slavery Act of 2015 requires companies with a turnover above £36m to publish a statement of the actions taken to prevent or otherwise eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their supply chains – you can access our statement here.

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Playing a Peaky Blinder

November 19, 2018 Charity Initiatives and Events

Derek Woods battled through the Beast from the East and the summer swelter to hit the heights for his latest charity challenge. The Bootle Client Relationship Manager for Santander organised a Three Peaks challenge to raise money for Liverpool’s Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice, prompted by his son-in-law and a group of friends. Having done the…

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Bonnie Scotland

November 19, 2018 Charity Initiatives and Events

Clydebank may have the smallest number of people to call upon, but that has never stopped them pulling together to raise funds to help people both locally and across the world. “There are only a few of us but we are proud to support many local charities as well as people in need abroad,” says…

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An almighty final push

November 19, 2018 Charity Initiatives and Events

Big hearted Copley souls have always been proud of their charity fund-raising, but Jane Beverley has absolutely no doubt that this final effort will see her caring people going out on a high. They are determined to keep on until the last and earlier this year voted to support the local Forget Me Not Children’s…

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Charity boxer’s now fighting the flab for a good cause

November 19, 2018 Local Community Projects

Charity boxer, Ricky Dickens, is still supporting good causes, by fighting the flab he has piled on since taking part in a knockout Cancer Research UK bout last year. Ricky began to gain weight after his boxing debut, so he joined up to BPH’s Fat Club and now he is celebrating another victory, as the…

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Mercy trip a life-changer

November 19, 2018 Charity Initiatives and Events

Helping desperate people in Nepal after a devastating earthquake destroyed their homes, has also changed the life of iPSL fund-raiser Paul Coxon. A four day trek in May, through the mountains from Kathmandu to a remote village, spurred him on to raise £1,800 and he has made a long term commitment to continue helping the…

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Slimming down swells the coffers

Shedding pounds left stalwart slimmers at BPH Fat Fighters club with £200 to donate to a good cause at the end of 2017. “We were delighted we had so much to give and we all feel a lot better for being lighter and fitter,” says BPH Team Manager, Phil Smith. The money was donated to…

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Backing bid to save dog

January 15, 2018 Local Community Projects

WARM-hearted Camberley people have backed an appeal for life-saving surgery for a young rescue dog that is being trained to find vulnerable missing people. Wynter, a Czechoslovakian Wolf Dog, works for voluntary rescue organisation Surrey Search and Rescue, but was diagnosed with a serious heart condition and needs urgent surgery to survive. Camberley Ops Expert,…

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Mandy dives in to help hospice

Colleagues splashed the cash when Mandy Wilson took the plunge for a good cause. They helped her to raise nearly £286 in a 5k Swim for Steve, for St Gemma’s Hospice, Leeds. The event had a personal resonance for the Bradford Nights Process Expert on Dispatch. It was organised by her daughter Rachel’s fiancé, Jake,…

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The ideal des res for wildlife

RESOURCEFUL Stationery Co-ordinator Muriel Turnock gets an even heartier welcome than usual when she arrives home from work with a load of unwanted wooden boards. Creative partner Ivor is always on the lookout for wood because he turns them into bird, bug and hedgehog boxes to raise money for charity. The retired hospital maintenance engineer,…

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Mishap fails to puncture effort

AN end-of-the-road puncture meant Martin Standen’s finish in the Prudential Ride London- Surrey 100 race was less of a romp home and more of a careful pedal, but he wasn’t too worried about that. The real cause for celebration was the Northfield Days Operations Manager’s achievement in raising nearly £800 for his site’s local good…

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