Kimpton have an active Charity Policy as part of our Social Value & Sustainability Strategy that is developed and managed by our employee-led ESG Group.
Our policy is to focus our efforts on smaller charities and community schemes in the areas in which live and work, to maximise our impact in our local community and our customers social value objectives.
We aim to leverage our skills as heating and renewable technology engineers, plumbers, electricians etc by donating our time, expertise and materials to support our own and our clients’ social value objectives. Wherever possible we aim to reclaim, reuse and recycle materials that are of commercial value and use them to support the work we are doing for the charities and community schemes we support.
To summarise what we do.
– Staff are supported in working with any charity or cause they wish and we will support them in their training and fundraising efforts.
– All staff are gifted one day per year to volunteer for a charity or recognised community scheme. This will be fully paid by us, to allow them to give their time and expertise and not be out of pocket. Where appropriate, we will also loan Kimpton vans and vehicles when required.
And some of the examples of the support we have given
– Incredible Edibles Knowsley – We used our skills as plumbers to repair and install an irrigation system for their greenhouses to improve their ability to grow fresh food for the local food bank and provide seedlings for the local community. We also installed a rainwater harvesting system and donated pumps worth over £2000 to make their operation more sustainable and reduce costs.
– Regional Schools – Three of our team volunteer as Enterprise Advisors to the Liverpool City Region. They visit schools and colleges across the region to talk to them about careers, opportunities and life within the building services engineering industry. They are working to challenge preconceptions, improve awareness and encourage a more diverse group of young people to consider construction as a career.
– Future Yard CIC, Birkenhead – Future Yard use music as a learning opportunity. Our support for them includes servicing and maintenance their HVAC and electrical systems free of charge as well as helping in other ways to minimise the carbon impact of the venue by making their equipment operate more efficiently. We have also signed up as a corporate partner to Neighbourhood, their corporate partnership scheme which supports their skills, training and development programmes, ensuring they remain free-to-access, and funds free and subsidised tickets for local young people, families and community groups to access cultural events at the community venue.
– Nightingale House Hospice – For some years now, two of our team have volunteered their time to our customer, Nightingale House, to collect Christmas Trees in January with our flat-bed delivery van for recycling. It’s a full day’s work for them and in 2024 raised over £20,000 for the hospice.
– Charles Thompson Mission Birkenhead – one of our team is a strong supporter of the Mission’s work and carries out a number of collections through the year to buy food and supplies for the charity as well as volunteering with them. We loan our van for the deliveries and collect and donate food as a company.
– Sean’s Place, Sefton – A charity that aims to improve mental health and wellbeing across Sefton and Liverpool City Region. Our work with them has involved the donation of reclaimed carpet and ceiling tiles for use in their extension.
– Charlotte’s Brightside, New Brighton – The charity was founded in memory of Charlotte Churchill who died tragically in a car accident. The aims of the charity are to advance and relieve the needs of young people. We have donated reclaimed furniture, carpet tiles and ceiling tiles for their new premises.
In addition, as part of our waste reduction strategy, we have donated numerous items of reclaimed or unwanted office furniture, floor coverings and construction materials to a wide variety of local charities and community schemes. We’ve also donated ornamental lime trees that had outgrown their space, to Alder Hey Hospital and IT equipment to charities and CIC’s across the region.
If you would like to enquire about this policy, or suggest a charity or CIC we should consider supporting, please email us at email@example.com