Inherent in our approach to business is the belief that the community in which we operate should benefit from our presence. It is part of a continuing commitment to ensure we have a positive impact in our local community.
Broadly, playing our part as a responsible corporate company is achieved through three main areas of activity - Sponsorships and Corporate Donations, Education within the Community and various Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.
Sponsorships & Corporate Donations
We make significant corporate donations to numerous charities and community groups each year.
Education Within the Community
We are committed to enhancing the educational experience of young people through Business in the Community initiatives such School Visits. We support exchange placements, work experience, facility tours and open days. We also invest in the education of our own employees, through the provision of an Education Assistance Programme.
Good Morning Larne
Recently we have got involved with the Good Morning Larne Scheme - a free community based telephone service support providing a daily phone call to the elderly and vulnerable who live within the borough of Larne, to check on their health and well being. The aim of the service is to reduce loneliness, isolation and the fear of crime, but also offer peace of mind to family members alerting them if the call has been answered or not.
Corporate and Social Responsibility Initiatives
We believe in the power of collaboration, so many of our CSR activities are achieved through partnerships. We have developed several initiatives in partnership with public-private organisations to help others develop the skills needed to succeed. Some of our employees serve on local committees, including voluntary and charitable endeavours. We are committed to trying to improve the social, educational and cultural needs of the communities in which we operate.
St John Ambulance
St John Ambulance provides a charitable first aid service to local communities. We have worked closely with the Larne Division of the St John Ambulance for many years offering support and sponsorship.
Northern Ireland Hospice
The Northern Ireland Hospice cares for adults, children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses. We have developed a close relationship with the Hospice and have sponsored the Hospice Walk for many years.
Acceptable Enterprises (Larne) Ltd
We work closely with Acceptable Enterprises (Larne) Ltd who are Northern Irelands first Social Firm offering:
- Support to disadvantaged people to access a wide range of inclusive, community-based, educational, vocational and social opportunities.
- Provide disadvantaged people with the support to access further education, training and employment opportunities.
- Enable disadvantaged people to enhance their lifestyle and to operate more effectively in education, work and in the community.