Corporate responsibility is a core Novus value
We believe that to be truly socially responsible within an ever-changing corporate world, strong community values need to be woven into the very core of a business. This is certainly the case for Novus Property Solutions.
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) affects everyone. From the thousands of people our projects support each year – to the dedicated teams that represent us in 30 locations throughout the UK – our commitment to adopting ethical practices is a crucial aspect of our company’s overall ethos.
Corporate responsibility is a core Novus value. We integrate economic, environmental and social considerations into our strategic decision-making and are proactive in minimising the negative impacts of our operations. As active members of Business in the Community (BITC), we are committed to raising the standards of CSR across our industry.
Supporting Local Economies
We adopt a ‘think local’ approach to service delivery. All of our operational offices use local labour and recruitment and local supply chains including sub-contractors and suppliers to resource our contracts. This positively benefits local economies, creating more jobs and driving money into local businesses. We also look to engage and develop SME’s wherever possible to promote the growth and development of local enterprise.
Community Investment & Charitable Activity
We utilise the skills and resources within our business to support community projects and fundraise for charitable causes. Every Novus employee is afforded a day each year to volunteer their skills on community project or a charitable cause.
We aim to eliminate or significantly reduce any negative impact upon the environment by setting environmental targets and objectives.
We address our carbon footprint by closely monitoring energy usage within our offices and fuel usage across our vehicle fleet, with innovative vehicle tracking technology.
Diversion of waste from landfill is maximised through detailed waste management reporting, segregation of waste at source and established recycling agreements with key suppliers.
Procurement of materials with a recycled content is prioritised in accordance with WRAP recommendations.
Premier Inn training facilities for Derwen College
We have recently helped to create an outstanding new Premier Inn Training Centre for a Shropshire college.
For 90 years, Derwen College in Oswestry has worked with young people with learning difficulties and disabilities aged from 16 to 25, giving them vital independence skills and preparing them for the workplace. The college’s partnership with Whitbread has provided its students with opportunities for practical work experience at a range of local Premier Inn hotels since 2013.
Business in the Community
Corporate responsibility is a core Novus value. We integrate economic, environmental and social considerations into our strategic decision-making and are proactive in minimising the negative impacts of our operations.
As active members of Business in the Community (BITC), we are committed to working in partnership with BITC to tackle a wide range of issues to build a fairer society and a more sustainable future.
Latest Blog Posts
Kevin Rhone our Head of Social Value and Customer Service, discusses Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) partnerships between contractors and registered providers. Now more than ever, contractors want to be bolder in their CSR efforts and the days of these initiatives being a tick-box exercise are over.
Our Head of Client Engagement & Communication, Sophie Seddon discloses her top tips for businesses and schools to work together successfully. “I was invited to speak at the Education Symposium hosted by Goldman Sachs on Wednesday 26th September. This was organised by Business in The Community to encourage and advise other schools and businesses to partner as the benefits are outstanding.”