Social Responsibility is a widely used phrase and means different things to
different groups of people.
PSD 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
- Ensuring efficient use of materials and energy
- Purchasing environmentally friendly materials where appropriate.
PSD is working towards attaining ISO 14001 accreditation for environmental management.
PSD in the Community
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 charities.
Recent news from our charitable activities:
consultants Dominic Rushby of our Property & Construction sector, and Adrien Marcelis of our Hospitality sector, will be representing PSD at the Virgin Sport Hackney Half Marathon this year.
This November, PSD continued their fundraising for Access Sport by hosting an International themed lunch raising a fantastic total of £233.73.
In October, 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.
PSD Group 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 charity.
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 Tree House.
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 areas.
Our Christmas party auction raised £10,155 for charity.
Charity cycle ride success
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.
A bake sale in our London office raised £170.
Wii Sports day
Our 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.