We’re committed to being a responsible business. For us, that means that we don’t just want to create profit, we also want to play our part in securing a fairer world and a more sustainable future.
This needs to be about much more than just a few disjointed or eye-catching initiatives. We are endeavoring to put responsibility at the heart of our company and how we run it.
There are three key strands to how this works.
Our 10% pledge
Each year, Society gives at least 10% of its profits to ‘ The Society Foundation ’. This is a charitable trust that we helped to set up in 2014. Its purpose is to provide grant funding to organisations or programmes that are trying to help potentially vulnerable people into employment. Society’s colleagues also support the Foundation through fundraising efforts and by volunteering their time.
Our business actions
Society is an active member of Business in the Community and participates in many of its flagship campaigns and programmes. For the past two years we have been one of the main national sponsors for Give & Gain Day, the UK’s largest employee volunteering event. We also host an annual work placement as part of the Ready For Work scheme, an initiative aimed at getting people from excluded groups back into full-time employment. To find out more about our business actions, you can read our latest Corporate Responsibility Report.
Our client portfolio
We are careful and selective about who we work with. To this end, Society has established a simple framework that serves as an internal checklist for us when taking on a new client. This helps us to avoid client relationships that would be incompatible with our core values.