Our CSR strategy has always been incredibly important to us. Each year our goal is to find a charity where we can really make a difference to not only by fundraising, but also to go beyond that through additional activities and initiatives to increase awareness. This year we are supporting St Mungo’s, a charity that aims to end homelessness, rebuild lives. St Mungo’s outreach teams go out each night to meet people who are homeless and to help them off the streets. With 17 outreach teams we are one of the largest providers of outreach services in the country.
We recognise how important it is for everyone in the business to be fully engaged with the charity initiative and we look to create this from the very beginning. Each employee in the business is given the opportunity to nominate a charity for consideration. The nominations are shortlisted and put to an anonymous annual vote across the entire business. The winning charity is the one the majority selected, and we build our CSR initiative from there.
We wanted to take our charity strategy to the next level, which resulted in the campaign ‘The BIG Investigo Give.’ We set out at the start of this year to encourage all our employees to take a proactive approach to their own social responsibility.