Impact stories

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Marks & Spencer - Mental Wellbeing Initiative: An inflatable elephant in a room

Marks & Spencer started a conversation with its colleagues about mental wellbeing to help create a workplace culture in which people can be themselves and to raise...

Published: June 2016
H Weston & Sons - Grow our own: The Weston workforce outside their cider making buildings

Local farmers are being encouraged to grow more apples and pears as part of H. Weston & Sons’ Grow Our Own project which aims to secure a sustainable high quality supply...

Published: June 2016
Skipton Building Society - for the life ahead: Information point about the Skipton Building Society's Retirement Index

Skipton Building Society has launched initiatives to contribute to the wider social debate around the often confusing world of retirement, drive awareness of the issues and be...

Published: June 2016
Categories: Healthy Communities
Barclays Bank - Barclays Multigenerational Programme

Barclays has brought greater diversity to their workforce, gained insight into their older customer base, and created new opportunities for older workers through...

Published: June 2016
Steelite International - Age friendly culture: A Steelite employee at work

Steelite International's diverse workforce ensures that vital skills are handed down from one generation to the next.

Published: June 2016
Community investment - five petals

London Stansted Airport has a strong and comprehensive model for engaging with local and regional stakeholders in order to understand and address community needs.

Published: June 2016
Community investment - five petals

Since achieving CommunityMark recognition in 2013, Wates Group has launched its long-term framework for sustainability, Reshaping Tomorrow. One of the pillars of this strategy...

Published: June 2016
Community investment - five petals

Linklaters’ global community investment programme seeks to ensure that all members of staff are acting as trusted advisers, valued colleagues, engaged professionals, and good...

Published: June 2016

FDM Group is a global professional service provider with a focus on IT. They launched their Ex-Forces Programme in the UK in 2014, helping veterans bridge the gap between the...

Published: May 2016
BT Openreach

BT has also been a long-standing employer of choice for ex-armed forces personnel and has capitalised on the skills that these individuals bring to its business. 

Published: May 2016
Categories: Employment

Carillion have been one of the Business Connector programme’s most significant seconding organisations. Since joining the programme in 2011, they have seconded eight of their...

Published: April 2016
Responsible Business Awards 2016 - Shortlisted

Software company Oracle 'Mind Over Matters' campaign connects their workforce with wellbeing resources and mental health support, enabling the company to save just under £1m...

Published: April 2016
Responsible Business Awards 2016 - Shortlisted

Royal Mail Group are working in partnership to improve employee wellbeing across their workforce of 143,000 employees, challenging mental health stigma and reducing days lost...

Published: April 2016
Responsible Business Awards 2016 - Shortlisted

Nationwide is the world’s largest building society, with over 15 million customers, 17,000 employees and 700 branches in the UK. The company believes that by focusing on doing...

Published: April 2016
Responsible Business Awards 2016 - Shortlisted

By investing in renewable energy the Lanchester Group has become a carbon minus company and made itself an appealing choice for consumers concerned about environmental impact...

Published: April 2016
Responsible Business Awards 2016 - Shortlisted

NH Hotel Group is a major business hotel chain, operating almost 400 hotels in 29 countries across Europe, America and Africa. The Group has integrated its corporate...

Published: April 2016
Responsible Business Awards 2016 - Shortlisted

ACT Training is one of the largest work based learning providers in Wales. It delivers apprenticeships and traineeships to over 6,500 learners...

Published: April 2016
Responsible Business Awards 2016 - Shortlisted

The Wales & West Utilities pilot project will model and map how flooding will look in the future. This will help protect properties and communities by outlining the growth...

Published: April 2016
An image of people shaking hands

This report, produced by Business in the Community, supported by Santander, provides a number of case studies, demonstrating the business case for large businesses supporting...

Published: April 2016

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