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 2019 are:
*St Mary’s Hospice, provides specialised supportive and palliative care for people with life-limiting conditions throughout South Cumbria.
Butterfly Hugs– a volunteer-run charity providing help and support to families who have a child or children with extra needs, disabilities or life-limiting illness. in the South Lakeland and Furness area.
Local man, Ben Hodgson who will be competing at the World Championships in Holland September 2020, to represent GB at the Ironman distance Triathlon.
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 three years of this CSR strategy, we have raised nearly £18,000! The good causes that we also supported throughout 2017, 18 & 19 included – Jack’s Journey, North West Air Ambulance, The Bendrigg Trust, Furness Young Carers & 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:
- An afternoon of Scorecards, Sand Bunkers and Six Irons
- A mega month of charity challenges
- Playdale’s charity race night was a runaway success!
- Boxing champ Barry raises huge sum for charities
- A buffet to boost funds for Ulverston Mind
- Playdale holds charity quiz night to support young carers
- A boost for Bendrigg
- Walking to help them keep flying
- An afternoon of Birdies, Bogeys and Back Swings in support of Bendrigg Trust