Corporate Social Responsibility

We understand that as a business, we have an impact on the wider world. 

We want to make sure that we’re fair and ethical to our customers, clients, investors, regulators, suppliers and the community. That’s why we embrace the part we play in helping to build a happier and healthier world. 

We aim to make a difference every day by:

Reducing our environmental impact

We believe we have a responsibility to help protect the planet. We aim to be environmentally conscious and reduce our carbon footprint through:

  • efficient printing
  • reducing the amount of waste we produce
  • using water and electricity mindfully 
  • recycling materials
  • using technology to lessen the need for travel
  • using public transport where possible 

Charitable work and volunteering

We donate to national and local charities, and staff are encouraged to take part in volunteering activities in the local community. We’re also proud to support those who serve in our Armed Forces Covenant

Every year, our Head Office staff compete in the Exeter Business Games. The games raise money for the Exeter Chief Foundation, which supports local charities such as the Exeter Dementia Action Alliance, Elf Exeter Leukemia Fund and Nightstop, a homeless prevention organisation. 

Supporting our community

We’re keen to build partnerships that support local and national communities. Our generation of children is rapidly becoming the least healthy adult population in living memory. We’re at the forefront of a national campaign called Children First, which aims to elect a Cabinet Minister for children and young people in order to tackle the health problems they face. We’ve worked closely with the influential APPG and gained the support of MPs, health experts, high profile celebrities and many organisations to drive the campaign forward; paving the way for a brighter and healthier future for our children across the UK. 

Our employees

We’re an inclusive organisation committed to the fairness, diversity and equal opportunities for our staff. We listen to and respect each and every member of our family. We nurture ambition and support everyone to achieve their goals.

Our suppliers and partnerships

We make sure that all our partners are ethical and share our values. Take a look at the organisations we work with here.