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Our Corporate Social Responsibility

by Becky Cable ON Nov 26, 2019

Corporate social responsibility is all about businesses playing their responsible part in society and giving back to society, and a big part of that is fundraising for worthy causes. Companies, customers and communities can, and should, thrive together.

Our corporate social responsibility's key component will be to have a positive impact upon society, and to do this we plan to use our social media platforms and digital marketing skills.

We'd like to share with you our two ongoing social responsibility projects, with more to come in 2020!

No more Christmas Cards from us

Christmas is a time for giving – whether that’s sending presents to family and friends or popping your loose change in a charity tin, it is often the season to be a little bit more generous.

That said, we realised that we were spending a ridiculous amount sending what are essentially bits of cardboard to our contacts; this seems especially wasteful at Christmas,

On behalf of the team at Unumbox, we are going to donate the money we would have spent on Christmas cards and postage (£100) to a local charity - KGH Twinkling Stars Appeal.
The appeal raises money for the development of a new Maternity Bereavement Suite. KGH is committed to improve the current estate and provide a more holistic suite to match the care they give to these families.

We want to raise awareness of the the KGH Twinkling Stars Appeal that we support.

If you would like to donate to this very worthwhile, local, appeal - donations very welcome here.

Continuing with the paper theme....

We pledge our social responsibility this year by planting trees.

Planting is a great way to help offset carbon emissions. Through photosynthesis trees absorb carbon dioxide to produce oxygen and wood.

We've calculated our carbon footprint as a business, and it stands at 10.134 tonnes c02e a year. To offset this, we plan to plant 1 tree per tonne of c02e. We are even going to round it up. That's 11 trees!

The trees are predominantly planted in school grounds, reserves and managed woodland where they will live their natural lifespan and meet their biodiversity targets.

And we have got to be honest, that feels good!

Not just for Christmas

Our corporate social responsibility is not a one-time act, and we are looking to adopt socially responsible business practices throughout 2020.

How do you ‘do your bit’ at Christmas, and throughout the year?

Let us know your ideas for business social responsibility.