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:
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.
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. We also match up to £1,000 of funds raised per employee each year.
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.