Community

Aim

Responsible businesses invest in their communities. At EMCOR UK, we are passionate about supporting our core values of integrity, responsiveness, and caring by working with our customers, suppliers, employees, and community partners to engage at local and national levels.

1. Community Investment Strategy

Guiding Principle

EMCOR UK encourages all colleagues to engage with their local communities through charitable works, whilst adopting two national charities that promote child safety and mental health.

We participate in EMCOR Group's Taking KidSafety™ to the Street initiative which operates across the UK and USA, and helps raise the profile of missing children and promote child safety.

In the UK, we run the campaign with the police’s Missing Persons Bureau and the charity, Parents and Abducted Children Together. We display details of missing children on our vans, as well as our website, to urge members of the public to call the police with information.

EMCOR UK initiated a three-year collaboration with Mind, commencing January 2017, to raise awareness, promote understanding, and provide support to the company’s employees about mental health and wellbeing.

In February 2018, 60+ EMCOR UK staff members volunteered to become EMCOR UK Health and Wellbeing Champions responsible for raising awareness and fundraising to fellow employees located throughout the UK at a large number of customer and EMCOR UK locations.

EMCOR UK has an on-going, monthly campaign amongst its employees to raise awareness regarding the importance of mental health and provide Mind helpline phone numbers.

Goals

Continue to support and evolve our community strategy.

2. Supporting Employees as Members of the Community

Guiding Principle

As a business, we can play an active role in helping communities prosper. There is great mutual benefit in employees investing their time and talents in the local communities in which they work and live, and helping to address key community issues.

Initiatives

Every year we allocate funds to support charities and causes such as: Wickhambrook Community First Responders, Phab Kids, Sports Relief, The Rifles Care for Casualties, Act for Wildlife MacMillan, Matts Funding (Kids ‘n’ Cancer), Prospect Hospice, Wickhambrook School Parent Teacher Association, Alzheimer’s Society, Born Survivor, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, and Cancer Research.

Also, as part of our continuing commitment to making a positive contribution to more local communities, EMCOR UK encourages employees to take part in charitable work, community-based activities, or voluntary work through a time-off work policy. This allows us to support a larger number of causes, which reflect the diversity and interests of all of our employees.

Goals

  • Continue schemes for employees to donate time and request company sponsorship for fundraising activities.
  • Publish community and charitable activities undertaken by employees in our employee newsletter, including targeted local community plans.
  • Capture employee and corporate community-based and charitable activities, including money raised and time donated.