Our commitment to social responsibility
Making a difference in our communities
For Reed in Partnership social responsibility is about living the values that are the foundation of the company - making a positive impact on people and their communities.
We play an active role in the communities where we work. Our National Citizen Service is the Government’s flagship initiative for building a more inclusive society.
We support 16-17 year-old participants to develop Social Action Projects that benefit their local communities - from restoring and cleaning public areas, to volunteering at Care Homes and fund-raising for charitable causes.
As part of our work with jobseekers, we run Jobs Fairs that bring together people and businesses from across local communities to open up access to employment.
The Reed Foundation, which owns 20% of Reed in Partnership, aids charitable causes which are focused on improving the lives and wellbeing of people, including:
Established by the Reed Foundation, works to relieve poverty amongst Ethiopians. Over £20m has been raised, supporting 43 partners across Ethiopia.
Established with funding from the Reed Foundation, has raised over £1m for women who have suffered abuse and campaigned for equality across the world.
Alec Reed Academy
An all-through Academy for students aged 3-19 and includes an Adult Learning Centre. The Academy is principally sponsored by The Reed Foundation.
The Big Give
Enables discovery of charities and projects of interest, donation making, and offers the opportunity to double donations through match funding campaigns. Since being founded by Sir Alec Reed in 2007, the Big Give has helped to raise over £98 million for UK-registered charities.
Minimising our environmental impact
Our aim is to reduce our environmental impact as much as possible and then efficiently manage what is unavoidable. Our Environmental Policy has three main objectives:
We have been an environmental champion for a long time. Reed was the first UK recruitment company to become Carbon Neutral® and Reed in Partnership holds the Green Mark accreditation.
We operate a Reduce, Re-use, Recycle policy, with recycling facilities provided in all offices, and all employee complete e-Learning modules that help improve their environmental performance and understanding.