Scanomat UK signs new C-19 Business Pledge
Scanomat UK Ltd has joined a growing number of businesses from across the UK in an initiative to help employees, customers and communities across Britain get through the Coronavirus crisis.
Former Cabinet Minister, Rt Hon Justine Greening, has launched the C-19 Business Pledge. The national scheme encourages businesses to join the coronavirus effort by pledging to help their employees, customers and communities across Britain get through the crisis.
It is targeting not just the immediate challenges of coronavirus, but also the challenges of recovery. It comes after Justine received a huge response from businesses getting in touch with her and willing to be part of a national effort.
The initiative has already received the backing of over 100 employers representing over 1.1 million staff and students.
As well as Scanomat UK Ltd, many of our customers have already signed up, including British Land, CBRE, EDF, Howdens, RBS, PwC and Shoosmiths.
Universities have also risen to the challenge, meanwhile, with Bolton Group, Bradford, Bishop Grosseteste, Brunel, Northampton, York St John, Staffordshire and Leeds Beckett universities all putting pledges forward.
Employers who sign up to the pledge give their backing to three main objectives built around employees, customers and communities. They will not only help Britain through the immediate challenges of coronavirus, but also through its recovery.
- Firstly, to support their own employees throughout and beyond this challenging time. For example, this could include practical support and advice on financial security, mental health, personal wellbeing as well as reintegration back into work for those who have experienced an extended period away from the workplace.
- Secondly, to publish clear and simple advice for customers. Where possible they could have specialist teams dedicated to supporting customers if they are having problems, such as those facing repayment difficulties and vulnerable customers, as RBS has done.
- Thirdly, doing what they can to help communities in Britain through the epidemic. Over the coming months, we are likely to see a sharp increase in isolation, loneliness, mental health and household financial issues in our communities across the country. There will be an increased need for communities to come together with practical support, such as food deliveries, collections and financial assistance for organisations that specialise in supporting vulnerable people.
Justine Greening said: “With the future of many employers hanging in the balance and incredibly tough times unfolding in sectors across the UK, businesses face many incredibly difficult decisions.
“But those companies who are able to, can have a huge role in battling the impact of coronavirus and make a real difference in these uniquely challenging times.
“It will define which companies have the leadership and culture that make them genuinely purposeful and driven by a desire to make a difference, as well as sustainable profits. It will also expose the ones who can’t see beyond the next short term pay out.”
“In spite of everything, lots of businesses have already shown amazing initiative and commitment to helping people affected by coronavirus. The C19 business pledge is all about encouraging as many businesses as possible to get involved and then helping them do that faster and better by sharing all the great work that’s already been done. The early response has been incredible and I’ll do everything I can to help to connect up British business to play its role.”
Simon Bracken, founder and managing director of Scanomat UK, said: “The aspirations of the C-19 Business Pledge are very closely aligned with our own. We know that our people and our customers are the key to keeping our business moving throughout much more uncertainty to come and they have been a big area of our focus, including providing clear and simple advice for our customers during temporary closure and supporting our staff to join the volunteer effort in their own community.”
“Scanomat UK is proud to be part of the C-19 Business Pledge and will do what we can to support staff, communities, clients, and other businesses to fight this challenging time together and, ultimately, help the nation to get back up on its feet. We encourage others to join the pledge and do the same.”
“One small example is the setting up of a local support Facebook page targeting independent businesses and the self-employed by shining a light on what they do and encouraging the local community to get behind them and promote what they do. You can find it on Facebook #UKStaycation(Rugby).”
“As a company, we will continue to discuss ways in which we can support and honour the three pillars of the C-19 Business Pledge.”
For more on the C-19 Business Pledge visit www.c19businesspledge.org