The health and safety of our employees is of paramount importance, particularly during these challenging times, and we work hard to ensure all our people are safe, whether they are working from home, working in our premises, or working with our customers. We are also committed to providing a fair, equal and inclusive environment for all our people.
Our corporate responsibility programme continues to have high levels of engagement and support by Group employees. One of the principles of our programme is to create close relationships between our people and the communities where we live and work, above and beyond the act of giving money.
Our business understands the value of people interacting with others, and that is a principle we have applied to the communities and charities we support. This means sharing our time and our expertise as well as supporting initiatives with funding.
We do support fundraising and make charitable donations as well, but it is a principle of our programme that we want the Group and its subsidiaries and employees to be at the heart of our communities. We aim to be an active contributor to society, helping to engage and inspire the next generation of our workforce and positively impact those around us.
We believe that long-term relationships and partnerships are more beneficial for our associates than intermittent, ad-hoc or one-off giving, and you will see this is reflected in our continuing work with the University of Bath, Smallpeice Trust, Mission Motorsport and WES (Women’s Engineering Society).