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.
Pure Ocean’s goal is to mobilise civil society to support ambitious and innovative projects for the protection of fragile marine ecosystems and biodiversity. They promote exchanges between ocean experts, researchers, companies and anyone interested in protecting the oceans.
In July 2019, Leyton signed a sponsorship agreement with Pure Ocean and we are looking forward to working together to achieve our shared goals.
The Blue Marine Foundation is a charity dedicated to creating marine reserves and establishing sustainable models of fishing. They exist to combat over-fishing and the destruction of biodiversity – arguably the largest problem facing the world’s oceans – by delivering practical conservation solutions, including the creation of large-scale marine reserves.
Their aim is to put 10% of the world’s oceans under protection by 2020 and 30% by 2030. They also work to establish sustainable fisheries so fish stocks can begin to recover. Leyton’s work with Blue ties very closely in to our commitment to sustainability and continuously looking at ways to improve the planet.
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
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.
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.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. They are campaigning to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to them for help. Shelter’s services range from face-to-face services, a national helpline, online advice and legal support.
Centrepoint is the UK’s leading youth homelessness charity, they support 10,000 young people every year. Their programmes including housing, health, learning, policy and research and sport for young people. Centrepoint provides homeless young people with accommodation, health support and life skills to get them back into education, training and employment.