Our end of year reflection & CSR

Eddie Wells

Written by Eddie Wells

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At the traditional time of year for thinking of others, and general goodwill, I thought it would be nice to reflect on Vision Arch’s corporate social responsibility (CSR). CSR is something Vision Arch takes very seriously and, as well as our current activities, we’ll be exploring in the new year other areas of our communities where the company can make a real difference. But for now let’s focus on just three of our current initiatives that are designed to have a positive impact on the world and the people around us. 

Firstly we recently became a carbon neutral company! This is an achievement we’re all proud of and followed a thorough assessment of our emissions and our measures towards off-setting. Carbon neutrality is a vital part of our sustainability and CSR strategy: in simple terms it means that the carbon emissions we cause are balanced out by funding an equivalent amount of carbon savings elsewhere in the world. So it allows us to do our bit for global climate change while having even more in common with our similarly green-thinking customers and partners. 

We also actively support two charities close to our hearts and commit to raising both awareness and funds for them. They both do magnificent work across our communities and if we can contribute to that work in any way we can, we’re more than happy to.  

The first is Book Trust, the UK’s largest reading charity which has the brilliant aim of getting every child reading, and loving to read, books. Operating throughout every region in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, they work via local authorities, kids’ centres, schools, libraries and health professionals to reach the families whose kids need them most. They run the Children’s Laureate, organise prizes and awards, and, most importantly, give out thousands of books – so all kids can start their own magical reading journey. 

The second charity we’re passionate about is EACH, in aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices. The charity supports families and cares for children with life-threatening conditions across Cambs, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. Care and support is always tailored to each individual and is given wherever the family wishes – which could be at home, at hospital, in the community or at one of three hospices, in Ipswich, Milton and Norwich. EACH’s family-centred approach covers specialist nursing care, symptom management nursing, short breaks, wellbeing activities, therapies, counselling and volunteer services in the family home – all after close consultation with family members and everyone else involved. 

We’d love you to donate to either charity and help transform a child’s Christmas this year. To find out more about them, please visit www.booktrust.org.uk and www.each.org.uk

It only remains for me to wish you a happy and relaxing time as we bring 2022 to a close – and look forward to a safe and positive 2023. 

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year from all at Vision Arch