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 two choices then become our chosen good causes for the rest of the following year.

The good causes that we’re supporting throughout 2022 are:

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity- Children’s Appeal, Creating a bright, friendly and appealing environment, that will provide children from across Lancashire and South Cumbria, as well as their families, the best possible care and experience from the moment they arrive.

Playdale CEO, and Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity Patron, Barry Leahey, is “thrilled that #Team Playdale will be raising vital funds for such an amazing charity throughout 2022.”


Lookin GOOD and Feelin GREAT-  A group of South Cumbrian women with a common interest- helping to highlight the warning signs of cancer and tirelessly raising money for local people/families who are also affected by cancer giving them a helping hand in any way they can.

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

For the first four years of this CSR strategy, we have raised over £20,000! The good causes  we have previously supported include –  Jack’s Journey, North West Air Ambulance, The Bendrigg Trust, Furness Young Carers, St Mary Hospice and  Ulverston Mind. 

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