Case studies

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Close up of two pairs of hands belonging to Greggs' employees

Greggs identified issues with working hours as a key motivator for employees leaving the business, so the bakery chain introduced employee ‘health checks’, to gain a better...

Categories: Security & structure
Exterior of a Hobbs store

When looking to reduce levels of staff turnover and its subsequent impacts, women's clothes retailer Hobbs identified underemployment and pay as key issues. As a result the...

Categories: Skills & development
Cute puppy sitting in a bowl

65% of Pets at Home's workforce are women, but the company was experiencing high attrition rates among these employees. After identifying that a lack of flexibility in...

Categories: Skills & development
Adnams staff at work behind a bar

In 2015 brewer, hotelier and wine merchant Adnams took the decision to get rid of zero-hour contracts and move its employees onto fixed contracts with a minimum number of...

Categories: Security & structure
Oliver Bonas jumpers and tops hanging on clothes rail

High street retailer Oliver Bonas introduced the Living Wage in September 2015. In the following six months staff retention increased, there was a small decline in sickness and...

Categories: Fair pay & benefits
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Landmarc Support Services has been employing ex-service personnel since the company was founded in 2003.

Anglian Water, our 2017 Responsible Business of the Year, likes to think local but scale up programmes for far reaching impact. It achieves this by building long-term...

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Rural African communities continue to benefit from SunnyMoney’s unique model that brings clean and affordable light to the masses, helping to eradicate dirty kerosene lamps...

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What if we could harness people’s intellectual capital, instead of replacing them with automation?

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Esh Group offers free toolkits for local schools to stimulate interest in STEM among girls – and safeguard its industry against skills shortages in the future.

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Why Cisco spends $3.5m a year to maintain a dedicated disaster relief team

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Dragon LNG has taken community engagement to another level by servicing the real education needs of young people across Pembrokeshire.

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Bands getting lost at music venues. That was the initial frustration for what3words founder Chris Sheldrick, who organised live music events all over the world.

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Barclays’ opens door for older-generation to make the most of apprenticeships

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With £20bn being invested in the UK’s energy infrastructure, there is a need for a new source of enthusiastic employees. And National Grid believes it...

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Through its Love Every Drop strategy, the regional water business has a plan that will see it achieve net carbon neutrality by the middle of the century.

2017 Responsible Business of the Year winner planter

Tesco’s surplus food redistribution scheme has so far donated 5.7 million meals to 3,500 charities across the UK – with minimal impact on sales or store operations. Here’s how...

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What if you never had a failed parcel delivery ever again? Parcelly is taking strides to make it happen.

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Read how this company is achieving big cost savings while delivering a low-carbon network for the country

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Making hens comfortable and able to 'range' further is boosting production for the organic, free-range egg business.

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