Volunteering offers both personal development for our people and is at the heart of how we create better societies – which is why we’re proud offer our people an industry-leading six days’ paid volunteering leave per year.
This helps them to give their skills and time to others and, in doing so, bring new ideas and perspectives back into the workplace.
We’re also supporting BITC and the UK Government in promoting skills-based volunteering.
We want to encourage as many of our people as possible to get involved with their local community at work. We particularly encourage a focus on schools, unemployed and hard to reach groups to help them to develop the skills needed to enter employment.
Our aim is to have 50% of Carillion people utilising our paid leave programme for community work, in areas where we work, by 2020.
Partnership of Equals
In 2016, Carillion supported a research project which examined the changing nature of the relationship between businesses and communities.
The report revealed a mismatch between businesses and charities or community groups: 57% of community groups and charities didn’t really understand how businesses could help them, and 68% of businesses didn’t really understand what community groups and charities need.