Investing in people and the planet is important to us, not simply because we care about being a sustainable business; we care about improving life and making the most of it.
With sites across the globe, JM operates within thousands of communities. We have a responsibility in each of these to enhance and to protect. And our values as a company mean we will not stop striving to make improvements to the world around us.
Last year (2017/18), JM invested £680,000 in organisations globally. In addition, our people took 678 paid volunteering days.
We are proud to be a responsible business and we are committed to enhancing the impact of our investments. This will be driven by three factors:
1) Driving sustainable business
We invest into six key areas that are aligned to our vision, which will contribute to the sustainable development of communities. These are:
- Science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) education
- Enhancing health and nutrition
- Education of disadvantaged people
- Environmental protection and repair
- Development of local communities
- Disaster and emergency relief
We have also pledged to increase our work within local communities through JM’s volunteering programme as one of JM’s sustainable business goals to 2025.
2) Working together
We are a workforce of around 14,000 people. Together, we can do a lot of good. That’s why JM offers its employees two paid volunteering days to go out and do something for others. We also match up to £1,000 of funds raised per employee each year.
3) Understanding our role
We are dedicating time and money to our corporate giving and community investment strategy. We want a clear vision of how we can most effectively invest our money, time and expertise into developing real and long term impact. We want to see a change, not only within the areas that we invest, but culturally within our own business community too.