In 2021, we launched our Environmental and Social Governance Programme (ESGP).
Since our foundation in 1979, we have maintained our core principles of honesty, ethical practice, professionalism and responsibility.
The measure of our success is not just based on our business acumen or our clients’ satisfaction: the impact we have on our community and upholding the values that underpin how we operate are key to our integrity and longevity.
Our new ESGP has further established a ‘can-do’ attitude for Anglia Research and ignited a sense of united effort for social responsibility.
In 2022, for the first time, we adopted a ‘Chosen Charity’ scheme. We have chosen two charities (East Anglia Children’s Hospices and Claire House, both providing end-of-life care for children) to focus our fundraising activities on across 2022-2023.
Six of our team signed up for a challenge to walk 1000 miles each before the end of January 2023, which they completed by the end of the month with two miles to spare! We are incredibly proud of our walkers.
We also ran a Valentine’s Day charity raffle, raising over £220. The prizes were donated by Riverhills Health Club and Spa, Orwell Lady River Trips, Sweet William’s Coffee Shop & Bakery, The New Wolsey Theatre Company and Empire Cinemas. The most coveted prize was an extra day’s holiday, donated by our Directors. It was won by our Ipswich Office Administrator, who cashed in her win by taking a trip to Ireland.
Thanks to all who donated prizes.
In July 2023, Southport-based case manager Carl Bargh abseiled 150ft down Liverpool Cathedral to raise money for Claire House Children’s Hospice. We were incredibly proud that he raised a whopping £1500! As a double amputee and acrophobic, this was a very challenging feat for Carl.
In addition, throughout our two-year commitment to both charities, our Executive Assistant in Ipswich, Nicola Button, has coordinated the collection of over 70 bags of goods donated by staff for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices Charity Shops to assist their Bring It, Bag It, Boost It campaign.
We have smashed our £1000 target for 2022-2023.
Every member of our team has access to company-provided wellbeing services from Health Assured (a highly respected Employee Assistance Programme). We also have two Mental Health First Aiders (MHFAs) and an experienced HR Manager outside of the Directors’ circle. Our happy and positive work environment is fostered by a culture of mutual support.
We have a programme of Continued Professional Development (CPD): we hold monthly ‘Lunch and Learns’, open to all staff to learn from their colleagues’ expertise in specialist areas of work. We are also proud to assist our staff when they seek to advance their careers through accreditation and extra training, by providing support and funding.
We conduct annual employee satisfaction surveys for staff to provide feedback anonymously to the managing body, allowing us to clearly measure our performance and improve the quality of the workplace for our team.
We have made huge strides in creating a greener working environment. Currently, we are in the process of securing green funding for solar panels in our Ipswich Office, which we hope to have installed this year.
We have always been ahead of the curve, having had two electric car charging ports in our Ipswich HQ since 2019. This year, we have expanded our capacity to twelve ports, making it ever more possible for our staff to drive greener vehicles, moving towards a Net Zero future.
We recognise that we have a responsibility to the environment beyond legal and regulatory requirements. We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and continually improving our environmental performance to reach carbon neutrality with the ultimate goal of becoming carbon negative.
We have recently been awarded Bronze Carbon Charter Approval by the Suffolk Carbon Charter.
(Our full Environmental Policy is available on request.)
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