Corporate Social Responsibility
At The Miles Partnership we are committed to being a responsible business by supporting communities through fundraising and volunteering. It is important to our team to work for a socially responsible organisation and our approach therefore reflects our people and culture. By having a strong commitment to CSR we are ensuring that our business activities have a positive impact on the community; our clients, candidates, suppliers and employees. We make every effort to reduce our work-related carbon emission as our commitment to the environment and we see value in giving back locally and supporting organisations that make a social impact in the community in which we work. We have a well-developed sense of ethics and wish to contribute to society. Please read our CSR code.
As our commitment to giving back to the community, in 2017 we launched our first employee volunteering programme. This community volunteering policy allows employees three paid days a year to use flexibly for volunteering. Our approach is deliberately open so our employees are free to choose the focus of their voluntary work.
We believe in collaborating to succeed, which is why we support the SOS Children’s Villages in South Africa, a member of SOS Kinderdorf International (KDI). SOS support vulnerable children in South Africa by building family-based care villages, for children in need, children who are orphaned, abandoned or whose families are unable to care for them. In 2016, The Miles Partnership raised over £9000 for SOS through various fundraising events. This year we aim to raise enough money to provide a house for ten children and a house mother.
In July, a team of 11 runners picked up the baton and headed off to Battersea Park for the 31st running of the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge, accompanied by team mascot ‘Sausage’. We were delighted to be one of 733 companies taking part in this fundraising effort, which sees JP Morgan donating entry fees to Cancer Research UK in honour of the participants. Furthermore, The Miles Partnership team runners got themselves sponsored to the tune of over £1300 for our nominated charity, what a great result all round.
We also saw our six-female crew, ‘Team OBOE’, set off on their 300 nautical mile charity sail from Mahon in Menorca, circumnavigating Majorca and crossing over to the mainland of Spain, ending in Barcelona. 3 days and 2 nights at sea, this was no mean feat, especially considering they are all novice sailors!
Other events planned for this year include the Pru100 Bike Ride, a Macmillan Coffee morning, and in the autumn a Silent Auction to be held at The Devonshire Club, which will see a number of superb lots up for grabs including a VIP Monaco Grand Prix 2018 day trip for 2 people flying by private jet.
If you would like to find out more about our fundraising, please click on the link below to our JustGiving page https://www.justgiving.com/company/milespartnership