Corporate Social Responsibility
We strive to not only to be a successful and profitable organisation but also aim to make a positive difference for our associates, the communities in which we work and the environment.
Associates at 2Touch are very generous when it comes to charity giving. Each year we appoint one charity close to the hearts of our associates and the community. 2011 saw us supporting MacMillan Cancer Support where we raised over £8,000 for the important work Macmillan do in the community including the upkeep of the new Information and Support Centre based in Sunderland Hospital.
In addition, we have completed regular events in conjunction with SAFC Foundation, a local charity that aims to use the enthusiasm young people and their families in the North East have for football and engage them in learning and sports activity that can help to improve on motivation and independence. We have raised over £2,700 to date for the charity.
For 2012, we have nominated St Benedicts Hospice as our charity of the year, this will see us supporting the hospice until at least March 2013 where we will aim to raise as much as possible in order to allow the hospice to upgrade equipment and furniture at it's new site.
In addition, we regularly donate items of furniture to local schools for use.
2Touch recognise that our operations have an effect on the local, regional and global environment. As a consequence of this, the management team is committed to continuous improvements in environmental performance and the prevention of pollution.
We attach maximum importance to matters concerning the environment. Our policy is to meet and, where practical, exceed all relevant regulatory requirements to minimise any adverse environmental effects caused as a result of our activities.
We will continually assess the environmental impact of our operations and, through minimising the use of materials and resources, reduce our wastage to the lowest practical level.
Employee involvement in environmental matters is encouraged at all levels and will be promoted through training, communications and a constant reappraisal of working methods and techniques.
A primary part of our corporate environmental strategy is substantial waste management, and as such recognise our responsibility to recycle materials wherever possible. We minimise waste, especially hazardous, and whenever possible recycle materials. We dispose of all waste through safe and responsible methods.
Annually we conduct a self evaluation of our performance in implementing these principles and in complying with all applicable laws and regulations.