Social Impact

Edale has a robust history of creating and sustaining social impact through our business practices. Our commitment spans various aspects, from environmental responsibility and support for the next generation to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Existing Social Impact Practices at Edale:

  1. Community Investment and Interaction:
    • Our initiatives such as the January clean desk policy (giving things to charity during a new year clearout) and charity work exemplify our commitment to giving back to communities both locally and globally. We support economic activity in remote areas by enabling remote work, reducing economic disparities.
  2. Supporting the Next Generation:
    • Edale actively invests in the future by hiring graduates, offering internships, and facilitating extended work experiences for international students. This not only aids in skill development but also ensures that new talents are nurtured in a real-world environment.
  3. Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion:
    • We maintain a flat hierarchy and ensure equal pay across genders and races. Our employment policies are flexible, allowing us to cater to a diverse workforce while also accommodating their personal needs, thus fostering an inclusive culture.
  4. Recycling and Waste Reduction:
    • Our office practices, such as using delivery boxes as recycling bins and banning paper cups, underscore our commitment to minimizing waste and promoting sustainability.
  5. Local Employment and Flexible Working Conditions:
    • We offer local employment opportunities with flexible working conditions, allowing community members to balance personal responsibilities with professional obligations effectively.

Social Value Strategy for new contracts we undertake

Local Employment

  • Strategy: We focus on hiring local talent to support regional development and incorporate local insights into our projects.
  • Benefits: This enhances economic growth within the community and enriches our evaluations with diverse, regional expertise.

Apprenticeship Opportunities

  • Strategy: In collaboration with local universities, we offer apprenticeship opportunities to students, allowing them to gain practical experience.
  • Benefits: This initiative helps students develop professional skills and improves their employability.

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

  • Strategy: Our teams reflect a diverse mix of backgrounds, promoting an inclusive culture that values different perspectives.
  • Benefits: This diversity ensures a richer analysis and more comprehensive understanding in our evaluations.

Recycling and Waste Reduction

  • Strategy: We implement stringent recycling policies and minimize waste by favoring digital over paper-based methods and reducing unnecessary travel.
  • Benefits: Reduces our carbon footprint and promotes sustainability within the project scope.

Community Investment and Interaction

  • Strategy: We actively engage with local businesses and community groups to align our project goals with community needs.
  • Benefits: Ensures that our projects are relevant and beneficial to the local community and stakeholders.

Opportunities for Local Students

  • Strategy: We create roles for local students within our projects, providing them with real-world experience and networking opportunities.
  • Benefits: Supports educational development and integrates fresh ideas and perspectives into our work.

Continuous Improvement

  • Strategy: Our social value impacts are monitored through regular reviews, allowing us to adapt and improve our strategies continually.
  • Benefits: Ensures that our social value commitments are met and maximized throughout the project lifecycle.

Young people as peer researchers

  • Strategy: ¬†training and support for groups of young people to design their own research projects, conduct fieldwork, and analyse their findings.
  • Benefits: benefit both the young people by increasing their self-confidence and them feeling that their views matter, and the researchers by enriching their insight into young people’s needs and perspectives.
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