Our CSR Policy is shaped around two key pillars:
Investing in our community
Our employees fundraise and volunteer for lots of different charities with one common objective: to make a positive difference to the future of our community.
Whether it’s taking part in a sponsored walk, collecting donations for a local food bank, or volunteering at a local school, we are proud of our people who are dedicated to giving something back.
We support our employees through paid time off for volunteering, our matched fundraising programme, and a calendar of internal charitable events.
Additionally, AJ Bell plc donates a percentage of its profits on an annual basis to the AJ Bell Trust.
Investing in our environment
To help protect our planet’s future and to contribute to the global response to climate change, we are working hard to reduce the carbon footprint of our own business.
We have recently moved into our new headquarters at Exchange Quay, Manchester (EQ4). This has enabled us to install more energy-efficient equipment, such as motion-sensor lights and video-conferencing facilities to reduce travel requirements.
We send 100% of our waste from EQ4 to be recycled. It is sorted off-site by a combination of manual, mechanical and biological means at a waste-recovery facility, and over 99% of it is fully recycled. In addition, 100% of paper from our confidential bins is recycled.
We have implemented a range of initiatives to support employees to reduce their environmental impact, such as a car-sharing scheme, season ticket loans for public transport and a new cycle–to-work scheme.
We also work with external partners to engage in carbon-offsetting programmes.