Corporate Social Responsibility

At Ben Johnson we aim to Be the Solution in more than just a business capacity. We believe it is our privilege and responsibility to help others where we can, and we will have fun whilst doing it. Here’s how.

Supporting Charity

St Leonard’s is a charity that is close to our hearts. As a local hospice, most of our team members have been touched by the caring service this wonderful place provides in one way or another. We support them regularly in a number of ways through taking part in their annual “It’s a Knockout” competitions, sponsoring their Calendar every year, and regularly taking collections in the office.

Family Fund are a York-based charity and the largest of its kind providing grants for families right across the UK raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people. By providing grants for a wide range of items, from sensory toys to family breaks, Family Fund helps to alleviate the emotional, physical and financial burdens faced by families, breaking down barriers and improving their quality of life. This year, our team took part in Tough Mudder raising £1200 for the charity. For the full story see our article here

Other Charities we support

We have been collecting for York Foodbank since 2016 and began volunteering as a team in 2017. Red Nose Day is always a bit of fun, and we even made into the press for our fundraising antics. Read the article here. The Macmillan Coffee Morning is a regular feature of our office calendar. Eating cake is no a hardship but we accept the “challenge” in order to raise funds for this great charity. For anyone who struggles to get into the Christmas Spirit, there’s just no escaping it when Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day comes around. Here’s where it all gets a bit silly…

Protecting the Environment

 

As a business we are committed to recycling as much of our everyday waste as we possibly can. In the year to March 2017 we recycled 11.42 tonnes of everyday office waste from our Head Quarters and this is set to increase with improved procedures. Our carefully selected waste management partner – Todd Waste Management – operates a 0% to landfill policy.

But it’s not just junk mail and old envelopes. In the last three years, we have recycled 15,631kg of furniture packaging alone which represents a saving of 13,301 kg of CO2. We do this through the Senator recycling programme.