Any business can make a positive impact

As our business has grown, we have recognised that our business has to be responsible economically, environmentally and needs to have a positive impact on the areas where we operate.

Our business began a long time ago and its growth and success has been achieved because of the hard work and dedication of our staff, many who live in the local area and started their careers with us. Any business can make a significant and positive impact on society, so we have made CSR part of our day-to-day activities.

Sustainable Development Goals

As a business we took the decision to commit to reduce our carbon footprint and to offset our carbon in support of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. We involved the whole team and chose to support the Borehole project in Uganda. This provides clean water, sanitation, and hygiene resources to communities in Uganda by fixing and maintaining the pumps that are the primary sources of drinking water.

Work experience

We have also been part of the work experience scheme for local schools and have given work experience to students from several schools and colleges. Work experience schemes are a great way of introducing young people to the world of work and we do our best to get them as involved as possible in the 2 weeks they are with us. One of our team came to our office on work experience in 2001 and later started full time employment with us. He is still here in 2020!

Crisp packet recycling

Last year we enrolled in the Kent Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance’s Crisp Packet Recycling scheme set up by Terracycle and Walkers crisps. Our team consumes lots of crisps and instead of just throwing the empty packets away we collect them and recycle them. This recycling is good for the environment and good for AAKSS as they receive funds for every 1Kg recycled.

Modern slavery

MyGroupSolutions will not tolerate any mistreatment of individuals and we are firmly committed to the welfare of our employees and those that provide goods and services to our business. Our supply chains are not extensive, so we consider there to be a low risk from incidents of slavery and human trafficking, but we need to ensure that the suppliers we use are compliant with our ethics and safety standards. In order to ensure that the companies providing us with goods and services meet these standards, we assess their published documentation, their geographical risk and nature of their products and will only engage with suppliers that have a modern slavery policy in line with our values.