CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
› Corporate Social Responsibility
We like to know more about the things we buy, and the companies we work with
Scottish Care is committed to responsible purchasing. Under our preferred supplier programme, every company must submit a CSR statement as part of their application process.
We make work accessible to people from all backgrounds
Scottish Care takes positive action to support discrimination legislation and are a disability confident employer.
Improving Staff wellbeing and mental health is important to us
Scottish Care commission an external HR company to carry out an annual audit and make recommendations for improvement. In 2021, the statement ‘my line manager is interested in my wellbeing’ was rated 4.73 out of 5 by Scottish Care employees. Scottish Care employees have access to external and confidential counselling support.
We want to support our community to develop skills and experience
Scottish Care staff are engaged in a number of activities with local education institutions, acting as mentors, delivery lectures at colleges and universities, and speaking at local schools.
We have an opportunity to make a positive contribution in our local community
Scottish Care’s charitable purpose is ‘the relief of those in need by reason of age, ill health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage’. The organisation meets its purpose by creating the conditions for care providers to deliver high quality services in local communities.
Many Scottish Care staff carry out volunteer roles for charities.
We keep up to date with new technologies or approaches and pave the way for innovation
Scottish Care have an agile and dynamic work ethic. We look to the horizon, setting the standards to come.
We are keen to work in partnership with our members and other stakeholders. Scottish Care has a large and wide-ranging membership, but as a small organisation, recognises that it’s total is not the sum of itself. Instead, we are active collaborators, promoting co-production as a way to maximise resource and potential.
We are keen to deliver social innovation for the social care sector
Scottish Care develop plans and practice that shares learning and supports creativity, creating the conditions for innovation in social care. This enables us to influence and reshape for the long-term, as well as to respond in a crisis.
We are always looking for ways to increase our potential
Our strategy for future growth recognises that financial sustainability is as important as environmental and social sustainability.
Our people travel
Our team is mostly home based, but when travel is required viable sustainable travel options are prioritised. We will commit to the ‘Bike to work scheme’ or similar and look towards an equivalent for electric vehicles. Our new office will have public transport links nearby.
Our business activities use natural resources
We have committed to a more efficient office space and will opt for a green energy provider. We have a paperless office and have moved most of our printing to online resources.
We are keen to manage our response to the responsibilities outlined above. We will measure against annually.
This policy will be reviewed every 3 years by Scottish Care’s Deputy CEO.
Date created: 20/06/2022
Date set for review: 20/06/2025