Saturday, 9 December 2006

What makes a business count in the community?

Recognising that how a business recruits, purchases, and invests can create opportunities to build thriving communities as well as stronger businesses. We believe companies can count in Lancashire by:

working in the the local community in their workplace profile and removing barriers to employment.

local purchasing and supplier opportunities and building local education and training links particularly in deprived areas.

placing employees in community activity and aiming to support staff in volunteering.

In partnership with community organisations and charities to invest through employee support, expertise, skills, cash, and gifts in kind and linking brands to causes.

and engaging in real dialogue with communities, and the public and voluntary sector on matters of mutual concern.

Working Collaboratively with other businesses, measuring the benefits to business and the community and communicating the impact.