Corporate Responsibility

bellrock-full

Our corporate social responsibilities are interwoven with our operational processes. This is fundamental to ensuring we impact positively on the communities where we work and develop both national and local sustainability agendas. Where we do not have direct managerial control, we work to influence others to reduce our indirect impacts. Our supply chain partners are carefully selected to ensure they align with our ethos and vision.

Learn & Earn

We create skills training and awareness programmes that are in line with community needs for example for those young people not in education or training NEET. We currently work with local schools and colleges to provide work placements and training opportunities. The student attends an interview and whilst on the placement they complete a bespoke work programme that takes in to account their experience across the business.

We work with Train Together, based in Leicester, to recruit apprentices for the organisation.  Apprentices often choose to stay with Bellrock in a full time role after their apprenticeship.

Saving Energy

We reduce energy consumption by using energy saving equipment, training operatives to ensure the most efficient use of machinery such as the correct use of filters and bags in vacuum cleaners, and conducting frequent “switch off” campaigns. Where possible we investigate the use of renewable sources of energy and advise our clients with their energy consumption reduction plans.

Supporting local charities, community engagement & volunteering

We proactively engage with community partners, groups and individuals including helping local community groups with mentoring programmes using our Bellrock employee volunteer days.

Alzheimer’s Research UK

Supporting charities is an integral part of our business. The charities are chosen that are close to our heart so everyone feels passionate about supporting the organisation. This year Bellrock employees chose Alzheimer’s Research UK as our charity. We have held various events to collect donations to contribute to the funding of ground-breaking research to vital projects to beat dementia. These events include cake sales, dress-down days, volunteering on fundraising days and campaigns.

Think local

We actively recruit new members of the Bellrock team and supply chain as locally as possible to the contract. We believe this strengthens the local economy and reduces environmental impacts, such as travel to work. Wherever possible we aim to boost social value by providing sustainable local jobs for local people and companies.

Reducing the carbon footprint

We schedule each site visit based on geographic proximity for our mobile workforce. This ensures the engineers travel the shortest possible distance between locations and therefore reduce our carbon footprint. Where possible we use LPG dual-fuel vans that emit 10-15% less carbon dioxide than their petrol equivalents and 80% less nitrous oxide emissions than diesel, and zero particulate emissions.

Minimising waste

At our head office in Leicester individual waste bins have been replaced by shredders, bins for general waste, and bins for recycling. Everyone has been issued with mugs to use in the vending machines and paper cups are only available for take away drinks. Our policy is to print and photocopy using both sides of paper. The photocopier requires a code so that teams and individuals can track their copying by costs and quantity.

We have introduced E-payslips for all direct employees. Not only is this cost effective for the company, but it has eliminated the need for paper and reduces the use of ink.

Leicestershire Cares

We work with Leicestershire Cares to support a wide variety of projects. We are involved in their offender rehabilitation project which was designed to provide mentoring in the workplace and training. On successful completion of the scheme the individuals receive a certificate and a reference for permanent employment.