We treat our commitment to delivering social value as a business objective seriously. It supports our purpose of ‘Creating Better Places’ and also gets us into the local community where otherwise we may not have the opportunity. Often these activities are also a great way to collaborate with clients and other industry operators, where we can all pull together with a common value.
Yesterday, we participated in a litter pick at Fairfield Park, Kingston, as part of the ‘Great British Spring Clean’ (17th March – 2nd April 2023) which our client JLL are supporting this year. Working with the ESG team on the Abrdn account at JLL, we joined forces with fellow cleaning firms Andron & Churchill, creating a taskforce over a number of days this week, setting about clearing litter from the Kingston park. Our day yesterday achieved a total of 12 bags or rubbish collected amongst 9 of us. Thanks to our contract managers (Hugo, Fabio, Alan, Jose), Anna Fiona, and Adam West for helping us. We were assisted by some Facilities Managers from JLL and a member of Rotunda’s security team.
This kind of activity helped us increase our social value contribution by 48% last year, something we intend to continue to grow in our new financial year.