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March CSR Newsletter: Focusing on Charity Partnerships, Ethical Recruitment, and Protecting Our Workers

Corporate Social Responsibility Newsletter, March edition, topics discussed include Ethical Recruitment, Job Fairs, Volunteering, Charity Partnerships, Charity Golf Day and Protecting Our Workers.

Paul Parker
Paul ParkerBrand Manager
Workforce safety is the top priority in the high-risk construction, FM and retail environments our teams work in each day. As well as being essential for our workers, a safe working environment is also a key part of our responsibility to the communities we serve.

And our Health & Safety measures start long before any workers are on site, with comprehensive compliance checks during the resourcing process. As well as checking information like proof of ID, we also make sure we protect workers from risks including modern slavery and unfair working practices.

The latest enhancement to The Shore Group Portal provides complete visibility of these checks, with full worker information and original documentation ready to view. Full transparency and peace of mind for clients, and enhanced safety for workers and the community.

"We're continuing to move rapidly, expanding our Group CSR strategy and there's been a huge amount of progress in just 4 weeks.
Our internal CSR roadshows rolling out the new 2030 strategy start shortly. This engagement is vital as extends our social value ambitions.
We're also driving our key initiatives forward with more benefits coming from our Ethical Resourcing client partnerships. Add in volunteer days and amazing charitable fundraising, and the benefits of the new strategy are clear to see."
Lewis Yorke-Johnson

Domestic abuse can have a devastating impact that can affect anyone, with the effects on victims' lives estimated to cost the UK economy around £66bn each year. It's an important subject and one that we want to help raise awareness of.

As part of this, The Shore Group have signed up to EDAC The Employers Domestic Abuse Covenant, a pledge by businesses to support women affected by abuse to enter or re-enter the workplace. With this pledge, we're not only helping any colleagues affected, but we also want to create opportunities for anyone who has suffered domestic abuse. Visit our Insights pages to find out more and pledge your support too.

Thank you Lauren, you have given me an amazing job and it really made a difference in my life. If all people were like you, life would be much better, thank you from the bottom of my heart, Yours Sincerely, Mo

Meet Mo, the latest example of our Ethical Resourcing strategy in action! Working in partnership with Crisis, we placed Mo with Phoenix ME who were delighted to offer him a permanent placement.

Placements like Mo's don't happen by accident. Behind the scenes, a lot of work goes into creating partnerships with clients and charities to ensure that we share the same values, goals and ambitions, as every placement carries an extra level of responsibility for everyone involved.

It's also vital to make sure that the mentoring and safeguarding structures are in place to help the new recruits and give them the support they need.

Our Ethical Resourcing strategy packages this all up, taking care of all these steps so that the focus is rightly on the day job, helping people like Mo make a success of their new careers!

The training is well underway, as our fearsome squad prepares for the Mental Health World Cup in May at Loftus Road. With over £1,000 raised supporting CALM already, we've booked our place and have been assigned South Korea as our team.

Our plan is to go one better than the great South Korean side of 2002 managed by Gus Hiddink, and bring the World Cup to Hove, often referred to as the second home of football. It's a strong field with 40 teams and we can't wait to be part of a great day!

Charitable donations and fundraising are core elements of the local community support we offer through our CSR work. It's a powerful way to get involved in projects that make a difference to the communities we serve and our 2030 strategy targets a minimum of 1% of net profit raised for charities.

And with two inspiring community projects progressing on our doorstep, our team was delighted to get stuck in and lend a helping hand. We spent a day helping the Turning Tides team expand Roffey Place which is currently at max capacity of 40 spaces. It's an amazing centre and full to the brim currently and the new space is urgently needed. We also continued our support of WBC Cares UK, as they developed the cavernous space behind the gym into a new community drop-in space.

We’re delighted to announce this year's charity golf day at the prestigious Foxhills Golf Course. With a great day of golf in-store plus incredible winner prizes, this is a day not to be missed.

All money raised will support Turning Tides and Lighthouse Club. To book your place contact joy.huntley@theshoregroup.co.uk

Supporting careers fairs across the UK, is a core part of the work our teams do helping promote careers in construction, retail, logistics and engineering. The job fairs are a great way to raise awareness and for candidates to have informal chats with our friendly team.

Here's some of the Kent team in action at the Maidstone jobs fair, arranged by the team at People Plus UK.

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Paul Parker
Paul ParkerBrand Manager