We are proud to share our new Sedum roofs which the Environment and Property team have recently had laid on the roof of our Yorkshire Drive office. This is one of many initiatives to continue improve our environmental impact and become more sustainable.
In case you aren’t already aware, Sedum, also often know as stonecrop, is a member of a succulent plants family, and as such stores water in part of the plant. The metabolism of Sedum differs from other plants as at night carbon dioxide is absorbed and converted into malic acid. During the day, under sunlight, this malic acid decomposes and photosynthesis takes place.
The main benefits of having a Sedum roof include:
A new volunteering programme to prepare young people for the world of work.
We’re continuing to build on the success of our apprenticeship scheme.
Our colleagues volunteer their time in schools to improve young people’s financial education.
Colleagues swap their beds for sleeping bags to raise money for End Youth Homelessness.
The way consumers use financial services is evolving, leading to some necessary changes for us to meet our customers’ changing needs.
Hundreds of our colleagues take on our Peak District challenge for End Youth Homelessness.
We’re working towards our ambition of creating an inclusive work environment, where all colleagues can contribute to the Group’s success.
We are supporting homeless young people this Christmas as part of our charity partnership with End Youth Homelessness (EYH).
With EYH, we have housed 15 young people since launching in June.
Building on the success of our apprenticeship scheme, we’ve opened 24 new positions across 10 different business areas.
We are proud to have been a double winner at the Third Sector Business Charity Awards 2016.
Our six Savings Pledges reflect how we believe savings institutions should behave.
Over 1,300 solar panels installed at our Bradford and Peterborough offices .
Everyday Thanks was launched in September 2015 as part of our Group’s 150th birthday.