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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Baker Ben turns lbs into £s for his favourite cause

When keen cake-maker Ben Miller decided to try a new way of raising money for his favourite charity, he never dreamt he’d end up losing three stone in weight. Ben’s latest challenge – to run 100 kilometres in a month – made the pounds fall off him and raised more than £1,000 for Action for Pulmonary…

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Well over the target

Wellbeing events at Copley continue to uplift teams and bring welcome cash boosts for good causes. During May people paid a fee to dress down for the whole month and raised £137.50 for Mental Health UK, swelling the total raised for the whole Lloyds site to a massive £1,800. “When the IT area within Lloyds…

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Martin makes a splash

CYCLING and running to stay fit are a way of life for Martin Yates, but completing a tough open water swim as part of his first testing triathlon was his biggest test yet. “Swimming six miles, in a wetsuit, in salt water, is very different to doing a few lengths in the pool, but I’m…

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Showering run in purple rain

PELTING people with paint at charity run meant volunteers Emma Ahern and Sharon Young ended up as colour-splattered as the runners. BPH Processor, Emma, and Ops Expert, Sharon, joined a group of willing BPH volunteers to support Cynthia Spencer Hospice’s annual Colour Run. “It was great fun, a fantastic atmosphere and good to support such…

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Pedal power project

  ONLY a year ago Martin Standen hadn’t ridden a bike for years, but now he is gearing up for a 100 mile race challenge. As the July date for the Prudential Ride London- Surrey 100 race nears, the Northfield Days Operations Manager aims to get extra training runs in by cycling his 20 mile…

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Our dynamic duo hit new heights

In association with British Triathlon, the first ever Wootton Tri, GO TRI event took place on June 25 at Billing Aquadrome, just down the road from BPH. The duathlon involved running 2k, followed by 4k cycling and lastly a gruelling 1k run – an ideal opportunity for beginners who fancied trying out a duathlon for the first time. And…

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Walk this way

Getting out and feeling good was a walk in the park for one Bootle group. Around 20 people took part in the walk organised as part of a Mental Health Awareness Week Wellbeing initiative. “The walk was made even more enjoyable by beautiful weather,” says Bootle Communication Champion, Margaret Doran, who organised the walk and laid on refreshments.“Several walkers…

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Dogged determination

                                                               WITH best four-legged friend Lily by her side,   Kerry Smith overcame an old injury to complete the UK’s first Muddy Run for   people and their pooches. The plucky pair both jogged and walked their  …

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Duathlon at Billing Aquadrome on 25th June 2017

Are you ready for a challenge? We are pleased to announce that, in association with British Triathlon, the first ever Wootton Tri, GO TRI event will take place on Sunday 25th June 2017. The event is a duathlon (run 2km, bike 4km, run 1km) and the distances are suitable for all abilities but especially aimed at…

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Bootle – A toast to fast fundraisers

Elaine Corran has been knocked sideways by bighearted Bootle colleagues’ response to her plea for help in a race against time to give a seriously ill young girl life-prolonging treatment. She had already held events at home to raise just over £360 towards a £40,000 target for a friend’s daughter, who has a DIPG (Diffuse…

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