Corporate Social Responsibility

Hargreaves Services plc and all its subsidiary companies fully understand the potential we have to impact upon the communities in which we operate.

We recognise the significance of our local communities and our businesses are encouraged to support the particular needs of their neighbours by, where possible and appropriate, contributing to local charities and participating in community initiatives.

Above and beyond our normal community commitments, we have also established specific Community Funds; these Community Funds are great examples of true community partnerships. Local residents sit side-by-side with Hargreaves employees and together they assess and make grants to community projects.

(If you wish to find out more about our Community Funds, please contact Dawn Hedley: dawn.hedley@hsgplc.co.uk)

Durham Cathedral

In addition, we have developed a special relationship with Durham Cathedral.

In 2008 Hargreaves Services plc became the Cathedral’s first ‘corporate partner’ – and we have renewed our association in every year since, whilst at the same time encouraging other prominent local and regional businesses to follow our example.

We recognise the contribution the Cathedral continues to make to the spiritual, cultural and economic life of Durham, the North East and the whole country - and we are proud that we can, through our partnership, play some role in that work.

To find out more about this icon of the North East (and World Heritage Site): www.durhamcathedral.co.uk

Hargreaves’ community support does not stop with simply making cash donations; our support also takes the form of providing employee time and skills, and gifts in kind. We continue to support all of our employees and businesses in finding new ways of becoming involved to help their communities.