BE Offices have worked with many charities for a number of years and are proud to have donated over £1.5m.
Our chosen charity is Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity but we are delighted to work with a range of good causes. Supporting our local communities, developing our people and helping good causes move forward is and always has been one of our core beliefs. Some the of good work we do every year is listed below.
TAKING OUR PART IN THE COMMUNITY
We have taken part in the Great City Race for many years, it is one of the various events we do to raise money for charity. There’s too many to list but another team favourite is the The Paddington Dragonboat Race, raising funds for COSMIC (Children of St. Mary’s Intensive Care).
CHARITY DAYS FOR EVERY EMPLOYEE
In 2011 we launched “Charity Days” for our team members. Each employee is given three days paid leave to work for a charity of their choice. From volunteering at a food bank to lending careers advice to students, we are donating hundreds hours of time this year.
THE GREEN GROUP
Being Green isn’t just something we add to our agenda, it’s part of the fabric of working for BE and in our centres. We are the majority of the way through a multi-million-pound project to install energy efficient lighting throughout our entire portfolio and have just switched the electricity supplier to 15 of our centres, to one who uses only renewable sourced energy.
We’re unique in the fact that we have our own in-house project team, The Green Group, who are challenged with making every one of our processes greener, more energy efficient and better for the environment. They have driven initiatives such as the binless office, cycle to work scheme, carbon neutral hosting servers, and bike rack installations at centres. Follow us @teamgreennow
CHARITY VOLUNTEER TRIP
Ever year we send two very lucky members of our team on a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience to help in less fortunate areas of the world. Our volunteers have helped on projects in Cambodia, Nepal, Thailand, Belize and most recently turtle conservation in Costa Rica. Keep an eye out on our blog for the daily updates when the trips are running.
We sponsor many local events and sports team and firmly believe in making a difference to our communities wherever we can.
BE Offices’ CSR manager shortlisted for Sustainability Leader of the Year award
BE Offices sustainability champion, Julie Tucker, has been shortlisted for the BusinessGreen UK Green Business Awards 2023 in the category of Sustainability Leader of the Year. The awards showcase the very best of the UK’s green economy ...
BE Offices partners with Innovations for Learning’s TutorMate programme
Employees volunteer to commit to weekly online reading sessions to support literacy for primary school children. BE Offices is partnering with Innovations for Learning/TutorMate to take part in their virtual reading scheme that enables ...
5 things businesses can do to support their communities
Amid growing concern around the cost of living crisis, together with issues such as social inequality and the environment, the corporate world needs to accelerate their social impact measures now more than ever before. For many companies, ...
Celebrating BE Offices’ social impact on City Giving Day
The annual City Giving Day, now in its 7th year, is an opportunity for City businesses not only to raise valuable funds for the Lord Mayor’s Appeal and other charities, but also to celebrate the value those businesses bring to society. ...
BE Offices commits to pursuing B Corporation Certification
BE Offices today announces it has committed to pursuing B Corporation Certification as a means of affirming one of its core values – We have a commitment to our communities and the environment. Certified B Corporations are companies verified ...
BE Offices clients join the Great City Race
BE’s largest ever team turns out for our 15th consecutive year of participation in City of London charity run. On Tuesday 6th September, we were delighted to field our largest ever team of runners for the 2022 Standard Chartered Great ...
BE Offices partners with Treeapp on international reforestation projects
BE Offices supports carbon neutral ambitions through Treeapp’s certified global tree planting projects. BE Offices is delighted to have partnered with Treeapp to support reforestation projects across the globe as a means of offsetting ...
BE Offices supports the COSMIC Dragon Boat Regatta
BE Offices once again participates in the COSMIC Dragon Boat Regatta in support of the Children of St Mary’s Intensive Care unit. On Thursday 28th July BE Offices took part for the 4th time in the annual COSMIC Dragon Boat Regatta and were ...
BE Offices supports Move for Mindfulness Week in aid of The Samaritans
BE Offices have partnered with running app Lupa to support Move for Mindfulness Week in aid of The Samaritans. Lupa, the world’s smartest running app built to run with you and mindfully guide you to your goals, whatever they may be, combines ...
BE Offices celebrates its 10th Macmillan Coffee Morning
BE Offices, &Offices, Headspace and BE.Spoke clients help raise in excess of £1,300 for Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning 2021 marks a decade of involvement for BE Offices in the annual Macmillan World’s ...
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