CSR & Sustainability

We’re a caring bunch

Working at GoCo has a real feel-good factor. We work hard for our customers, but we’re also very aware of the social value that we can create too. That’s why we pull together to do our bit for the communities in which we live and work. Not only does it better the lives of others, it also has huge benefits for those involved. Through our CSR activities, friendships grow, colleagues strengthen their understanding of each other and everyone feels they have a purpose.

Doing it ‘For the Greater Good’

Our charity committee, For The Greater Good, and our dedicated CSR team work together to maximise our positive social impact. The things that they oversee include:

Charitable giving

We give back to local communities and do our bit for charities. It feels good, and we believe it’s the right thing to do. We’re constantly fundraising, matching sponsorship achievements of GoCoers and donating to staff-nominated charities through GoCoGiving. Even through lockdown, while working from home, we’ve continued our charitable giving. We sponsored the Good Foundation’s DevicesDotNow campaign to deliver tech to vulnerable community members, held virtual fundraisers and supported key workers.

Community work

We give lots of time to good causes. We link to volunteer networks so GoCoers can give back in a way that suits them – from helping at food banks to backing Girlguiding. We also help in local emergency situations. When flooding destroyed family homes in South Wales in 2020, we spent two days at the scene providing help and support. And, during the Covid-19 crisis, we found small ways to say thanks to the NHS.

Events and activities

From the Tour de Gwent to half marathons and Tough Mudder challenges, there are plenty of physical activities to get involved with at GoCo. We have a lot of fun breaking a sweat while smashing our fundraising targets. Outside of the charitable sports events that we do, there are lots of other opportunities to get a wriggle on. We have GoCoers involved in grassroots sports clubs (who we’ve provided kit, equipment and transport for), subsidised fitness, circuits and yoga classes and staff sports teams that you can join.

Networks

We’ve worked hard to expand our networks throughout our local communities; We want to be a genuinely good presence in the locations where we work, supporting conversations and projects to better our environment and the lives of those around us. We’re a proud member of Cardiff Commitment, which helps children and young people find work opportunities, and the Digital Inclusion Alliance.

Saving time, pennies and the planet

As a Group, we are committed to adopting responsible business practices, delivering sustainable choices, making a difference and improving lives. We implement all sorts of measures to reduce our environmental impact. You can find out more about them on our group website.

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“GoCo Group understands the importance of sustainability, we are therefore committed to constantly improving our economic, environmental and social impact. We do this by sourcing local products and ensuring we use renewable energy suppliers where possible and installing low energy consuming utilities and facilities in our offices. We strive to divert all our general waste away from landfill & provide substantial recycling facilities at all our offices.”
Chris Sutton, Group Head of Facilities

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