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As global awareness around environmental issues continues to grow, employees are increasingly looking towards the companies they work for to lead the way in sustainability efforts.  This sentiment is reflected in recent studies, which show that over 83% of UK employees surveyed believe their company can do more for the environment.

Over the years Volunteering has taken on different roles for businesses, but how can it benefit yours? Through this blog, we will guide you on how you can help the environment while advancing your corporate connections. With over a quarter of the UK having volunteered sometime in the last year, it’s clear that there will be sign-ups for any volunteering initiatives your organisation puts out.

Engage employees

Over 34% of the UK has taken part in a form of volunteering over the last year. Charity work has become an integral part of British culture, with many young professionals being taught that their future job prospects can be helped with extra-curricular activities on their CV’s.

Engaging with your employees through volunteering is another great way to foster a positive working environment. Volunteering can help strengthen teams, create bonds, and serve as an opportunity for team members to learn and grow together. Plus, it’s a great way to give back and show appreciation to your employees by offering them an opportunity to make a positive difference in their community.

Volunteer work can help sharpen the leadership skills of your staff. Participating in such activities  can help employees gain valuable problem-solving and leadership skills that can then be brought back to the workplace.

Your Corporate Social Responsibility

Your company has a Corporate Social Responsibility. This loosely translates to its duty to help people and places in need. Whether you volunteer through effort or donation, your business will be remember and noted for its charitable efforts. In today’s world, there is a growing need for businesses to adopt sustainable practices. Studies have shown that implementing sustainable measures not only benefits the environment but also improves profitability for your company. Studies show sustainability practices can boost profits by as much as 60%. There is a strong financial case for integrating sustainability into your business strategy. One way to do this is by introducing volunteering as part of a wider scheme of sustainability initiatives. Encouraging your employees to get involved in volunteer work not only helps your company to be seen as socially responsible, but also helps to improve employee morale and productivity. By fostering a culture of sustainability and volunteerism in your workplace, you can make a positive impact on your bottom line while also making a positive impact on the world.

Your Business – Our Planet

Philanthropic activities such as volunteering can help build trust and goodwill for your company. It demonstrates to customers, stakeholders, and potential partners that your business is committed to social responsibility and has a positive impact in the local community. This can be especially beneficial for businesses looking to establish themselves as a leader in their field.

Why businesses are choosing Beach cleans

Beach cleans are not only beneficial for the environment, but they can also have a positive impact on your company and employees. By participating in a beach clean, your company can showcase its commitment to environmental sustainability and social responsibility. This can improve your company’s reputation and attract environmentally-conscious customers and partners. Additionally, organising beach cleans can be a team-building activity that promotes collaboration and camaraderie amongst employees.

Volunteering opportunities near me?

Many individuals want to give back to their communities by volunteering, but may not know where to begin or how to go about it. Bywaters, however, makes the process easy and convenient. Offering various activities, such as Beach Cleans, which not only benefits the local environment, but also provides a chance for team building and camaraderie among colleagues. Reach out to our team today, and start your journey,

Volunteering has evolved and become increasingly important in society, offering opportunities to contribute to the environment and enhance corporate skills. With a significant portion of the UK population engaging in volunteer work, there is a high likelihood of successful sign-ups for your organisations initiatives. Discover the numerous benefits for your business and get involved today! Don’t miss out on the chance to make a positive impact and enhance your corporate profile through environmental volunteering.

How your business can start Volunteering today!

Here’s a list of some of the amazing charities we work with. Your business can benefit greatly from offering volunteering opportunities. Not only does it demonstrate a commitment to social responsibility, but it also creates an opportunity for team building, leadership development, and community engagement. Our Sustainability Team are ready today, to guide you through your Corporate Social Responsibility journey. Contact us, to see how your business can begin volunteering today.

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