Corps Security has been awarded Social Enterprise status by Social Enterprise UK for its ‘people, planet, purpose’ ethos.
Social Enterprise UK is the global authority on social enterprise and the biggest network of social enterprises in the UK. To become a certified social enterprise, a business must satisfy several key criteria, including proving how profits are distributed and invested as well as company ownership status and evidence of a social mission.
Corps Security, founded in 1859, has been a Living Wage Foundation recognised service provider since 2019. The company now pays 56 per cent of employees the Real Living Wage, and advocates that its clients should do likewise.
It is also on the Gold Status Employer Recognition Scheme award and runs an internal initiative, Corps Together – a programme promoting diversity. Corps became a carbon-neutral company, certified by Carbon Footprint, in early 2020 after funding projects across the world and offsetting 477 tons of avoidable carbon.
Mike Bullock, CEO of Corps Security, said: “We were already special in the industry. Being awarded Social Enterprise status will not change the running of our business, it simply gives official recognition to the social mission that we were founded on – it nails our colours to the mast.”
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