Social Responsibility is a widely used phrase and means different things to
different groups of people.
recognises its responsibilities and gives due consideration to the possible
effects of its activities on the environment. PSD's activities have a minor
effect on the environment. However, it is the PSD's aim to reduce the
environmental impact of its activities and to operate in an environmentally
responsible manner. We are committed to the following principles to ensure the
business operates in an environmentally sensitive manner
- Encouraging the re-use and recycling of products
efficient use of materials and energy
- Purchasing environmentally
friendly materials where appropriate.
PSD is working towards
attaining ISO 4001 accreditation for environmental management.
The Group plays an active part in the community where its
employees live and work. Across the organisation, our staff are actively
involved in supporting a range of charities.
PSD was first awarded the
Payroll Giving Platinum Award by the Charities Aid Foundation in 2014. PSD has
been awarded the Platinum Award for a 2nd consecutive year in June 2015. This
award is in recognition of our support for our chosen charities, Cash For
Kids (Manchester), Chestnut Tree House (Haywards Heath) and Kids Company
(London) 2006 - 2015.
To be awarded the Platinum Award this year we
needed to achieve an overall increase in the value of donations or number of
donors on previous years and over 20% of employees to contribute to the
payroll giving scheme - in fact 30% of PSD employees participate in the
scheme. PSD are required to match all staff donations and cover the
administration charges for the scheme, which we do. We also give staff one
days paid leave each year to do volunteering work in one of our
Recent news from our charitable
This November, PSD
continued their fundraising for Access Sport by hosting an International
themed lunch raising a fantastic total of £233.73.
our Manchester team attended Key 103's “Time to Shine Awards 2016”, helping to
raise over £10,000 for Cash for Kids.
In September consultants from our
London office, competed in L'Etape London for Access Sport raising
over £900 between them.
Supporting Access Sport in September,
members of our London office spent a fantastic day at the BMX tracks in
Hammersmith and at the Lordship Recreational Ground, Tottenham
In July, PSD London and Access Sport
hosted the “Access Sport Schools BMX Challenge” event at the BMX velodrome at
the Olympic Park in Lond
In May PSD kicked off their fundraising
for Access Sport with a successful Bake Sale, raising £128.51.
Together with over 30,000 other
runners, PSD Manchester successfully navigated the 10km Charity run raising
over £500 for Cash for Kids.
welcomed Olympic Rower and Access Sport Ambassador - Greg Searle MBE, and
Julian Barrell - Development Director, to their London head office where Greg
spoke about the fantastic work Access Sport provide across the UK, and
explained the various activities PSD employees can get involved in to help
raise money for the charity.
Katie May & Terry Wetters went to Key 103
radio station to donate £9067 to the Cash for Kids
The Great Manchester Run
Terry Wetters and Ben Barnes took part in Europe's largest 10K run through
the heart of Manchester raising £640 for Cash for Kids.
Jamie Dalton ran for Chestnut Tree House in the 2015 Brighton
Marathon and raised £430.
Volunteer Day at Chestnut Tree House
PSD staff from our Haywards Heath office spent a day gardening and clearing
debris from the 2 acre garden for the children and their families at Chestnut
Summer Fun Day
PSD hosted their annual summer fun
day at nearby Claire Hall park raising money for Chestnut Tree House.
Colour a Child's Life
PSD sponsored Kids Company between 2006 -
2015. A number of PSD staff regularly volunteered as part of the charity's
Colour a Child's Life scheme, which helped to transform the living conditions
of vulnerable families living in some of London's most disadvantaged
Our Christmas party
auction raised £10,155 for charity.
Charity cycle ride
Lesley Reynolds completed a 350km charity cycle ride in
Vietnam and Cambodia, raising £15,000.
Christmas party auction
Our Christmas party auction, raising £3,785.
bake sale in our London office raised £170.
Wii Sports day
London Wii players raised £448.
Zoë Child took
part in a 10 Mile Midnight Walk, raising £470.
PSD staff in Manchester volunteered at the Key 103 Radio station
to raise money for a mobile scanning unit for terminally ill children. With
PSD's support Cash for Kids raised over £100,000.
At a Jubilee Fun day and zip wire event PSD staff in
Manchester raising over £1,000.