Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is, in a nutshell, Playdale taking responsibility for our effect on environmental and social well-being. It’s all about ‘giving something back’ and promoting positive social and environmental change.

Our work in this area has two main focal points:

Ongoing environmental improvements
Playdale is committed to minimising the negative impact that its business has on the natural environment. In order to do this we has an Environmental Management System which is compliant with ISO14001 and includes consideration of the activities of both our supply chain and our subcontractors, ensuring we use sustainable FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) approved sources of timbers and minimising, as much as possible, the production of waste and use of fuels.

Demonstrating support for our community –
Playdale is committed to providing volunteer support to the local community. Playdale supports local causes and initiatives through voluntary efforts of staff. We believe we serve our community better by providing skills and support from our team.
Each year Playdale staff members nominate good causes to support for the following year. These are then put to a company-wide staff vote and the top three choices then become our chosen good causes for the rest of the following year.

The good causes that we’re supporting throughout 2018 are:

*Ulverston Mind, for better mental health – Ulverston Mind supports anyone who is concerned about their mental health and works to promote & enhance mental well-being.

*Furness Young Carersa charity which supports young people (5-18 years old) who care for someone at home who is ill, disabled or frail (including mental illness and alcohol or drug abuse).

*The Bendrigg Trust – Bendrigg are based in Old Hutton near Kendal. They are industry leading experts in outdoor and physical activities for people with disabilities.

We’re looking forward to lots of fun and successful fundraising throughout the year, so watch this space for coverage of these!

The good causes that we supported throughout 2017 were:

  • The Bendrigg Trust – Bendrigg are based in Old Hutton near Kendal. They are industry leading experts in outdoor and physical activities for people with disabilities.
  • The North West Air Ambulance – The North West Air Ambulance Charity takes advanced healthcare to scene; reaching, treating and transferring patients to definitive care as quickly as possible and working collaboratively with their partners to ensure that patients are transferred to the best medical/trauma centre for treatment thus improving chances of survival and reducing the risk of long-term injury.
  • Jack’s Journey – Eight-year-old Jack Bennett was less than a year old when he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, a life-limiting condition that changed the lives of his family forever. Jack’s mum Joanne had to give up work to be Jack’s full-time carer. When Jack was just six, devastation hit the Bennett family again when his dad Paul was diagnosed with a brain tumour.  He sadly passed away less than a year later.

Have a read through some of our website news stories about the events we’ve held and taken part in, throughout 2017, to support and raise funds for these extremely worthy causes:

An afternoon of Birdies, Bogeys and Back Swings in support of Bendrigg Trust


Playdale Paddlers take on kayak challenge for local charity


Breathtaking views, backpacks…and blisters!