Environment

Environment

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Local Employment

Strategic and organic growth means that our Group facilities and units across the country amount to over 100.

While we are national in scale, we are proud to be a business that’s local in the personalised standard of service and increased accessibility we can offer our customers. As well as being a local business for you, we are good for local employment, too, both as an employer and a customer to the surrounding businesses and supply chain in the vicinity of our centres.

A great example of our involvement in local supply chain employment comes from our use of energy generated from a bio-energy scheme at Bentwaters Park near Ipswich.

Restore has two data storage facilities connected to this energy supply, which means we are running them round-the-clock on true green energy while enabling long-term balance and income for the local farming community and land.


Volunteering

Volunteering

In addition to our Group activities, we encourage our people to support charities and help in our communities by sponsoring fundraising efforts and by allowing time away from work to participate in, and volunteer at, events for a range of approved charities.

Restore employees have spent time volunteering at Heartwood, managed by the Woodland Trust, in Hertfordshire, planting saplings and checking the trees that have already taken root. Restore Datashred is a major recycler of paper, in 2017 alone helping prevent the felling of 1700 trees through putting recycled paper back into manufacture, so they certainly do see the value of woods and forests and are proud to be corporate sponsors of the Woodland Trust.


Community and Charitable Work

We care for the communities in which we work.

Group-wide initiatives include our work with the Growing Talent project (see below), and our support for Crisis at Christmas where we worked together to donate clothing, toiletries, food and transport to help the charity set up.

Each business in the Group supports charities and community groups in various ways. For example, Restore Harrow Green has provided 701 tonnes of No Longer Needed furniture and IT equipment to schools and local voluntary groups. They also regularly offer their skills and expertise free of charge to organisations such as St Joseph’s Hospice in East London, which allows the hospice staff to focus on delivering the more important frontline work that they do.

“I wanted to say a big ‘thank you’ to the staff from Restore Harrow Green who assisted with the relocation of the Therapies and Complementary Therapies offices on 28 June. As you are aware, the date was brought forward at very short notice, giving our staff little time to pack their resources and belongings. Against this backdrop, the removal team from Restore HG was excellent. Not just efficient and careful, but responsive and flexible as locations and requirements changed through the afternoon. Please pass on our thanks for their excellent support. Really grateful.”
Manager at St Joseph’s Hospice

Fundraising and Donation

Share TanzaniaColleagues at Restore Datashred have focused much of their recent in-house fundraising efforts on Share Tanzania, a charity that helps deprived, disabled and street children in Tanzania’s Moshi region, an area near Mount Kilimanjaro.

Greenwich MencapMore locally, Greenwich Mencap took delivery earlier this year of a minibus so that their service users can get out and about safely and in a happy environment. Donated by ProHire, Restore Datashred’s vehicle supplier, and maintained by Restore Datashred, this has provided the charity with more flexibility and opportunities for their service users.

The Royal Liverpool Hospital’s R Charity set the teams at Restore Digital a challenge recently: they had six months to convert £100 into £1,000. We can report that it was mission accomplished in the allotted time frame with many creative activities to raise the funds needed.

Support and Sponsorship

Sponsored RaceRestore Records Management is a long-term supporter of the Surrey Care Trust, which provides learning, training, volunteering opportunities and support for people held back through disadvantage and hardship. Locally, the annual duck race is a calendar fixture and earlier in 2018, Restore sponsored a special race day meet at Lingfield race course hosted by the charity.

“The wonderfully generous donation of £7,500 from Restore has come into our account and I wanted to write to express our thanks for Restore’s continued support. Through this gift we could help provide regular one-to-one support for 90 disadvantaged people by providing trained volunteer mentors. Or we could fund three 14-16-year-olds who are at risk of dropping out of mainstream education, with a place on our STEPS to 16 programme… Thank you for helping to make a real difference.”
Rachel Perez-Lofty, Senior Fundraiser, Surrey Care Trust

Lindfield Rovers

On a smaller scale, Restore Records Management sponsor the cost of Lindfield Rovers U16s team football kit.

Rovers Manager, Adam Holmes, says:
“The aim of the football club is to provide football for the young community of Lindfield and neighbouring areas, with the emphasis on skill development and competition in an active, fun, social and safe environment. Restore’s contribution helps remove financial barriers for some families and keeps the club open and inclusive for as many young people as possible.”