At a glamorous awards ceremony at Plymouth Pavilions, IU Energy was ‘highly commended’ for our corporate social responsibility work with St Luke’s Hospice, Plymouth.
The award is in recognition for our sponsorship of ‘Men’s Day Out’, which in 2019 has raised a record breaking £165,000.
In a ceremony which saw many of the city’s businesses awarded for their achievements, the Corporate Social Responsibility award has a unique place for what it signifies – giving back to the community.
Winner of the Corporate Social Responsibility Award was Plymouth Citybus.
Plymouth Citybus has increased the amount it gives to the community by 20% – that’s £75,000 – in the past year as part of its corporate social responsibility mission to service and support its local area.
It helped raise awareness and funds for Brain Tumour Research. In April 2018 partnered with the University of Plymouth and the national charity to launch a jointly branded bus in support of its research centre of excellence in Plymouth.
Plymouth Citybus held Women on the Move, in 2018, to mark International Women’s Day and celebrate female drivers across the transport sector.
The firm is a lead supporter of the Pride in Plymouth festival and Armed Forces Day, and the Happy to Chat initiative was launched in 2019 in partnership with Moments Cafe to tackle loneliness.
The company also partnered with the Department of Work and Pensions, Plymotion and the Job Centre to launch free bus travel for those attending job interviews in the city. More than 50 people are now in work thanks to the scheme.
It also continued to help charitable projects including Macmillan Cancer Support, St Luke’s Hospice, NHS70, Cancer Research, Little Things & Co and The Royal Marines Charity.
A well deserved award for corporate social responsibility and we congratulate Plymouth Citybus for all of its efforts.
And we can’t let it pass that our ‘Men’s Day Out’ partners, St Luke’s Hospice, won ‘Employer of the Year’.
St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth is an independent charity providing specialist care and support to people with progressive life-limiting illnesses in Plymouth, South West Devon and East Cornwall. The charity’s vision is a community where no person has to die alone, in pain or distress.
Many of its staff and volunteers have come into the organisation through personal experience of a loved one receiving care.
St Luke’s said it places the utmost importance on developing and engaging staff and volunteers in order to provide a first-class service. It said it continually looks to improve and innovate what it does to reach as many people who need care as possible.
IU Energy congratulates St Luke’s Hospice and are proud to be working with them on corporate social responsibility projects.
You can see all the winners on the PlymouthLive website here.
More information about IU Energy’s Corporate Social Responsibility work here.