Our partnership with the Trussell Trust and Food Banks
In 2018, our staff chose the Trussell Trust and Food Banks as our charity of choice and we have developed this partnership since that time. Our fundraising efforts aimed at supporting the Trussell Trust’s vital services have seen us undertaking activities including scaling Munros across Scotland, relays as part of the Trussell Trust’s Race for Hunger, Christmas collections and other personal challenges. In addition, we have donated to the Trussell Trust’s food bank locations across Scotland.
Warmworks will match funds raised annually to support the charity and the food banks with which we work. You can support our fundraising by donating here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ww-tt-1
Our wider community work
Since Warmworks was established in 2015, we have undertaken a number of staff initiatives that have raised funds for charities across the country.
Our supply chain companies also deliver a range of wider benefits for their local communities, including through sponsorship of local sports clubs, supporting charitable causes, providing free heating systems for local sports facilities and many more. We have worked in partnership with MCR Pathways to support a number of young people with face-to-face and virtual mentoring in schools in Glasgow and Edinburgh. We have also participated in several related educational activities aimed at developing the workforce of the future.
We recognise the importance of fire safety in the home and the links with fuel poverty. So, we have teamed up with Home Energy Scotland and the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service to work more closely together, supporting the referral of vulnerable households for fire safety audits and energy advice and improvements.
Building on our certified Environmental Management System to the ISO:14001 international standard, Warmworks has established an internal Green Team that helps improve carbon emissions from our energy, transport and waste. We were recently recertified as a carbon neutral business after a thorough assessment from the Carbon Trust, in line with the internationally recognised specification for carbon neutrality – PAS 2060. You can read more in the blog here.
For us, it’s not enough to rely on the outputs of our work as benefiting the environment – we aim to go even further. We aim to lead by example by reducing our own environmental impact at source, while continuing to set the bar high when it comes to delivering a high-quality, first-class service. That’s why we have taken several steps across our business to demonstrate our commitment to carbon neutrality. These include reducing the carbon footprint of our vehicles, installing low energy lighting in our offices to cut our use of electricity, and setting up an internal Green Team to monitor the impacts of our activity.
We ensure our suppliers are taking similar responsibility, and will be seeking ways to help improve their environmental performance from their own operations even further in the years ahead as we move towards net zero.