Social Responsibility is a widely used phrase and means different things to
different groups of people.
PSD seeks to manage and
conduct its recruitment consultancy business in such a way that it has a
positive impact on society. Our values provide a framework for all that we
Our values are
PSD operates in a global marketplace and has operations in different
countries. Each has its own customs, laws and cultural sensitivities.
seek to respect the culture and laws of all the countries in which we operate
and treat clients and candidates fairly in all respects irrespective of age,
colour, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, race, religion,
nationality, disability or ethnic origin.
PSD's processes and
procedures have received the ISO 9001 (or its equivalent predecessor
standards) accreditation consistently since 1997.
The company is
committed to an equal opportunities policy for all and to developing and
training all its staff irrespective of their function, location and
PSD has been a recognised Investor in People since March
1996 and achieved Gold status in July 2014. During our recent assessment we
were commended by our assessor, describing us as an "exemplar organisation
with great people management practices" and commending PSD for having
"engendered genuine loyalty and affection from staff".
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
- Encouraging the re-use and recycling of products
- Ensuring efficient use of materials and energy
environmentally friendly materials where appropriate.
working towards attaining ISO 4001 accreditation for environmental
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.
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, Kids Company (London), Cash For Kids (Manchester) and
Chestnut Tree House (Haywards Heath).
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
Colour a Child's Life
PSD sponsor Kids Company and have an ongoing
commitment to the charity. A number of PSD staff regularly volunteer as part
of the charity's Colour a Child's Life scheme, helping to transform the living
conditions of vulnerable families living in some of London's most
Christmas party auction raised £10,155 for 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.
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.