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COMMITMENTS

5 commitments which we seek to adhere to and achieve through the firm, its people and our investment process.

Minimise waste and preserve resources

Reduce carbon footprint

Make a positive contribution to society

Improve health & well-being

Promote equality & value diversity

 

Corporate Social Responsibility

A note from our CSR Manager

June 2021

As life in the UK begins to return to normal the Velox team are slowly moving back towards a flexible model of working - which we intend to continue long term. It has been very important to us to not only consider what works for the business but also what works for employees individually. Fortunately, we have found that there is great harmony here.

 

On the topic of employee wellbeing, we are proud to say that we are one of the very first companies to have signed up to a new dedicated women’s health benefit service (the first of its kind), Umi Health. Umi offers valuable online courses and resources on vital (yet often taboo) areas of women’s health. In line with their mission to make pelvic health accessible to all women, the benefit is not only for our female staff but extends to family members and friends of our staff too.
 

We have recently made our first quarterly donation to our chosen charity for 2021, Apart of Me, which is an award-winning therapeutic game serving as a guide to help young people navigate their way through grief. We felt this was a particularly appropriate cause to support this year with the ongoing pandemic.

The whole team are mentors for the Social Mobility Foundation, 1:1 mentoring A-level students on the aspiring professionals programme for the next 10 months. This is something we also did last year and found it to be a very inspiring and rewarding project to be a part of. 

Although lockdowns and closures have made volunteering somewhat difficult in the first half of this year, now that such projects are starting to re-open our small team are raring to make up for lost time. To start our environmental volunteering initiative back up we recently spent an afternoon collecting plastic waste from a canal in London.

 

In Numbers

Contributions from our small team

June 2021

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7.1

tonnes of CO2 offset

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2

charities supported

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15

SDGs contributed towards so far in 2021

 

Carbon Neutral

Selecting projects close to our hearts

We have recently worked with ClimatePartner to become a Carbon Neutral Company by calculating the firm’s operational carbon footprint for the last financial year and offsetting our emissions. The offset project we have chosen to support is Plastic Bank, a leading social enterprise who contribute towards 14 of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals with their work. Our offset for 2020 will equate to 71kgs of plastic being stopped from entering the ocean which is equivalent to approximately 3,550 plastic bottles.

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