PwC’s community strategy covers Education, Employability, Environment and Social Enterprise and links to the firm's professional skills and core competencies. PwC's five-year strategy focuses on maximising the business and social impact of its activities, with clear targets for the future.
Community impact is intrinsically linked to Camelot UK Lotteries’ core business, with The National Lottery generating, on average, over £34 million a week for good causes across the UK. Camelot’s community engagement strategy focuses on responsible play and social inclusion, as well as local employability-focused projects around its HQ in Watford.
KPMG has chosen to focus its support where its key strengths and resources can have the most effect. In 2014, it supported over 12,000 young people through programmes such as Work Ready and Teach First Career Insight sessions. KPMG has also committed to improve access into accountancy for young people from socially deprived backgrounds.
Marks & Spencer’s community investment strategy spans the breadth of the business as well as working at individual store level. Each of their activities is characterized by strong partnerships, inputs and outcomes, allowing for an wide array of ways employees, customers and supply chain partners can be involved.
Zurich Insurance UK, working with the company's charitable arm the Zurich Community Trust, has demonstrated application of the five principles of good community investment through their robust systems of delivering and measuring impact, partnerships and engagement of key stakeholders.
npower’s community investment strategy targets the most vulnerable and those who are most important to the business. The company is acting above legal obligations, driving forward best practices in the industry, and involving long-term community partners and employees at every level to devise the strategy.
Nationwide has very clear goals for 2017, building its strategy around issues relevant to its business, employees and members. This ensures its community investment is focused, thoroughly embedded and embraced across the business, and ultimately delivers the greatest impact.
Boots UK has demonstrated a long-term, high-level commitment to community investment that represents best practice and brings real community and business benefits.In April 2011, they were awarded the prestigious CommunityMark national standard of excellence.
The only company to be assessed on its entire global operations in 2011, the financial services provider has demonstrated how community investment is integrated across its business to deliver long-term benefit for communities.
This BITC short guide identifies ten steps companies can take to bring together employee volunteering and learning and development, including tips for implementation and examples from businesses.