Companies are really just groups of people working together. We know that our people are special and we look after them with training and career development opportunities, even sponsoring staff through their professional qualifications. And, because we love to celebrate the good times, birthdays at Ascot are a real occasion with lunch, presents and, of course, cake all round!
But even though there’s a great team spirit at Ascot it’s not all about us. We’re sharing this beautiful planet and we do what we can to look after it. As well as sourcing our products sustainably, we’re actively supporting the development of organic agriculture in India, through research, development and farmer education programmes.
If there’s a crisis, we’ll pitch in and if we can’t help “hands on” we’ll be collecting and donating to help a good cause. We’ve raised over £1000 to help the victims of typhoon Haiyan. Closer to home, we’ve donated to the following organisations in support of their work: Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, The Wellspring, Right to Play, Jain Samaj, RNLI, Philippines Typhoon Appeal and The British Heart Foundation.
At Ascot, we take our responsibilities seriously. We recognise a number of areas where our actions have a direct impact. But there are other areas, less obvious perhaps, where our choices make a difference. Corporate responsibility is about supporting our customers, our suppliers, and our community.
We are responsible to our customers for excellent quality, purity and authenticity of the products we supply; for getting them to the right place, at the right time, and for a fair price. For our suppliers, we strive to ensure sustainable pricing, and a positive impact on society and the environment.
We believe that it’s possible to do business and to have a positive effect on the world around us. Our commitment is evident through our work in the following three impact areas:
MacMillan Coffee Morning (week) 2015
Our MacMillan Coffee Morning was a huge success, raising a fantastic £111.94 to help continue the fantastic help and support these nurses provide.
A big thank you to all who took part and donated. See you all in 2016!!!