Company Ethics - Our Responsibilities to All
Presco strives to be a socially responsible company that acts on our ethics.
People come first.
We look after our team and ensure they are supported in their lives and careers. This starts with a commitment to always pay above the real living wage and keep salary packages in line with inflation at minimum, plus equally shared bonuses. Presco promotes a family culture where all staff meet together each morning to start the day and team members always help each other out.
The disruption of Covid presented business and social challenges like never before. Presco supported all staff at full pay throughout furlough and isolation. We're grateful that through the support and hard work of our staff revenue was back to pre-Covid levels within 12 months and we were able to keep supporting our staff and customers through this time.
Charity in Action
Charitable action is part of our worldview. We believe in giving back to the community by donations and volunteer work, both at a local level and wider support of global humanitarian programmes.
We engage with many charities to give back through donations and time. Some we have worked with for over 20 years and the work they do in improving living conditions is essential and relied upon. Charities we promote and support are listed below:
RRT - supporting the volunteers who care for front line emergency services through catering, organisation of planned events and charitable projects globally like drought relief and natural disaster support. You can find out more about their work and donate here.
Prospect Hospice do incredible quiet work in care and kindness that we believe needs supporting and promoting. It is often found helping in the most difficult times for families. You can find out more and donate here online to help support people's last days with dignity and kindness from the team at Prospect Hospice.
The Grace Trust - a trust we have supported for many years, distributing donations to many causes close to us including Great Ormond Street Hospital, disaster relief, poverty campaigners and other support for those in need. You can find out more here.
We have watched the tragedy in Ukraine with great sadness. We are supporting local efforts to supply aid and also donating to globally co-ordinated efforts to provide supplies.
Larger Community Projects
We support several community development projects including education centres, places of worship and community shops. Our support is both financial and practical and many staff members are volunteers on these projects.
We are working closely with factories throughout the UK and Europe to replace manufacturing from countries that do not respect good labour practices, human rights, democracy and environmental concerns. In the past unethical manufacturing has cut product costs at a terrible human cost and we stand against this. It is our policy to always first source from countries in line with our ethical standards. When we have to buy from manufacturers in countries with poor records we work closely with factories to ensure that high production, labour and environmental standards are agreed and kept to.
We have spent years sourcing better and more sustainable products and have launched many unique items that are plastic-free and fully recyclable. We are committed to keep doing what we can to protect the environment and limit unnecessary carbon emissions by promoting more sustainable and fewer single use products. In our offices, warehouses and buildings we practice avoiding waste, using sustainable materials and avoiding single use plastics for all purposes including packaging.
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