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Corps Security Celebrates Social Enterprise Status

Corps Security Celebrates Social Enterprise Status
06 August 2021 | Updated 09 August 2021
 

Corps Security is celebrating its recently awarded Social Enterprise status.

Social Enterprise UK is the leading global authority on social enterprise and the biggest network of social enterprises in the UK. They are a strategic partner to government departments and have led public policy on social enterprise for 15 years.

To become a certified social enterprise, businesses must satisfy a number of key criteria, which importantly includes proving how profits are distributed and invested as well as company ownership status and evidence of a social mission.

As well as ticking every box on the Social Enterprise criteria list, Corps Security can add a few of their own unique social achievements:

 

  • Corps Security is a Living Wage Foundation recognised service provider, paying 56 per cent of colleagues a Real Living Wage. They also advocate for their customers to pay a Real Living Wage. 
  • The company also has a Gold Status Employer Recognition Scheme award and an internal initiative, Corps Together. a programme that promotes diversity.
  • Corps is a carbon-neutral company, certified by Carbon Footprint in early 2020, after funding projects across the world and offsetting 477 tons of avoidable carbon.
  • Corps operates as a Trust, so with no shareholders to pay dividends to, profits are either reinvested or are donated to selected charity partners.

 

“We were already special in the industry. Being awarded Social Enterprise status will not change the running of our business, it simply gives official recognition to the social mission that we were founded on - it nails our colours to the mast,” said Mike Bullock, CEO of Corps Security.

 

Supporting Ex-Military Veterans

 

Combat Stress is Corps' preferred charity and having Social Enterprise status means Corps can secure regular funding for them, to help pay for research, clinicians and counsellors to support ex-military personnel with their journey into civilian life and any mental health care they may so desperately need.

 

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Mark Rogers, Sales and Marketing Director commented, “Social Enterprise status brings many benefits. For our business it guarantees that our social mission remains at the very heart of all we do and ensures we continue to operate in an ethical, transparent and accountable way. It also means our customers can increase their own environmental, social and governance credentials by choosing to work with us. My hope is that together we can achieve great things for our people and our planet whilst supporting our purpose.”

Picture: a photograph of Corps employees at a meeting table

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 06 August 2021

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