Volunteering in the Community
SUPPORTING VOLUNTEERING THROUGH OUR EMPLOYEE PROGRAMME
In partnership with Aspire Oxfordshire Community Enterprise Bureau Veritas UK has partnered with charities and non-profit organizations to help create a positive impact and continue our mission in Shaping a World of Trust.
The Case Studies
At Bureau Veritas, we value the importance of giving back to our communities and making a positive impact. Read the below case studies to find out more about our activities.
One of our volunteer initiatives involved teaming up with the Mustard Tree Food Club, a shop in central Manchester that provides affordable groceries to individuals on low incomes. In July 2021, we filled all their Thursday shifts, sending groups of two-four to help in the food club every week, giving a total of 66 hours over the summertime.
Global Compliance Coordinator
I would like to thank you for the opportunity to be part of it. As you said many times, it’s hard work at the beginning, but it’s so rewarding to see the amazing work they are doing there and have the chance to give a little help with Bureau Veritas's support.
The Felix Project
Another example of our volunteering efforts is our lunchtime session with the Felix Project, where we learned about the situation of food poverty in the UK and put ourselves in the shoes of service users by competing in food packing challenges.
Skill Matched Placements
We also believe in the importance of skill-matching our volunteers to ensure that we are making the biggest impact possible. We partnered with ReachOut Mentoring and Action Tutoring to provide high-quality volunteer mentors and tutors to children from under-resourced areas. In 2022, we ran seven volunteering taster sessions in Manchester, London, and online, giving our employees the opportunity to try out the types of wholesome activities ReachOut run for children and young people. Additionally, we facilitated two online lunch and learn sessions for Action Tutoring, where employees could find out about opportunities to tutor children and young people in Maths and English. Our efforts resulted in at least seven staff committing to mentoring and tutoring in 2023.