CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Sustainability by Leyton
Since its inception, Leyton Group has been committed to sustainable development by initiating and supporting various projects dedicated to equality in the workplace and the protection of the environment.
Last year, the group decided to coordinate all the CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) actions carried out in its various subsidiaries by providing a common framework. The aim of this is to create synergies between the various initiatives, find a better way to make an impact and optimise the results of our actions through a global dashboard of performance indicators.
Through our Sustainability by Leyton programme, the group consistently uses its expertise in innovation, energy and improving financial performance, as well as the strength of its international network and the continuous commitment of its employees.
In February 2018, Leyton became the main sponsor of the skipper Arthur Le Vaillant. The partnership extends over two years and aims to lead Arthur towards two major regattas, the 2018 Route du Rhum and the 2019 Transat Jacques Vabre. The goal is to sail while minimising our carbon footprint as a result of technical studies carry out by Leyton’s Energy Department.
Leyton supports the renowned association The SeaCleaners, founded by Yvan Bourgon and dedicated to the fight against ocean pollution. The association has launched the construction of a hybrid-powered vessel, Manta, able of collecting large quantities of solid plastic waste floating on the oceans. Manta's electric motors are powered by a combination of renewable energy technologies combined with an optimised energy storage system.
Our values in action
Leyton management and employees are committed to giving back to the community in which they operate. The recent economic crisis has made life difficult for many people, especially those already in need.
Aid workers and charitable foundations need resources to act. As a company Leyton has partnered with many organisations to support communities and children to help improve education and well-being, both close to home and internationally.
Below are some of the organisations we support. This list is growing as employees participate and contribute to new programs all the time.
Leyton regularly support the Lord Mayor’s Appeal (LMA). The LMA raise money and awareness for three specific charities;
Place2Be to delivers a transformational mental health programme in 180 schools in London. They equip school leaders in London with the skills and knowledge to support their pupils’ emotional and mental health. Making a lifetime of difference to children.
OnSide build new state of the art Youth Zones in areas of high deprivation in London.Young people are desperate for positive alternatives and safe, affordable places to go. These new Youth Zones will give hope for the future to young people by providing resources and support to tackle issues such as mental health, crime and employability prospects.
One life lost is one too many. Samaritans are developing a revolutionary online wellbeing programme for employees in London and beyond.The new Wellbeing in the City programme brings Samaritans’ expertise and a lifeline of support into the workplace, giving employees the skills and confidence to support the emotional health of themselves and others.
In the past year, Leyton raised over £5,000 for the Lord Mayor’s Appeal culminating with eight members of staff undertaking a charity cycle from London to Paris in 24hrs. In September 2019 we are hosting the City Master's Golf Day in aid of the Lord Mayor's Appeal - find out more about this tournament on the events page of our website
As part of Leyton’s school outreach programme, we have partnered with Ferry Lane Primary school to help their children in as many different ways as possible. Leyton realise that schools require more than just direct funding, they need our time. Every week four to five members of Leyton staff goes to Ferry Lane School and help the children with book readings, sports lessons, interview tutorials and presentation skills, this is in addition to raising over £5,000 for new books at the school.
The Royal British Legion provides lifelong support for the Armed Forces community - serving men and women, veterans, and their families. From sports-based rehabilitation courses and careers advice to dedicated care homes for older veterans, The Royal British Legion is here to ensure every member of the Armed Forces community receives the support they need.
Leyton regularly support the Royal British Legion collect money both publicly and internally and enjoy giving back to such a worthwhile cause, Leyton’s contribution currently sits just over £2,500 and will be rising again over the next year.
Leyton support the incredible work undertaken at Little Princess Trust. The Little Princess Trust is a children’s cancer charity whose mission is to supply real hair wigs to children suffering with cancer and other conditions which also result in hair loss, the most common being alopecia. Leyton not only raise money for the Little Princess Trust, but staff members have also contributed their own hair to help the work they do.
Smart Works is a UK charity that provides high quality interview clothes and interview training to unemployed women in need. They harness the power of clothes and confidence to allow a woman to be her best at a crucial moment in her life, giving her the confidence, the self-belief and the practical tools required to succeed at interview and transform her life. Leyton held a collection and competition on International Women's Day in aid of this worthwhile charity.