Delivering economic and social benefits to the communities we operate in is one of Royal Mail’s core corporate responsibility objectives.
It reflects our role as the sole provider of the Universal Service and our integral place in the digital economy that’s vital to the UK’s economic future. We’ve been fulfilling this role for over 500 years. Our heritage provides a unique opportunity to educate and inspire.
Delivering economic and social benefits to the communities we operate in is one of Royal Mail’s core corporate responsibility objectives
Our strategic community investments
Royal Mail is proud to be a responsible business. We strive to build on our economic contribution and the jobs we create to deliver other long-term benefits for the communities we serve. We do this through strategic community investments, including charitable initiatives that leverage our unique combination of national scale and local presence.
In 2017-18, Royal Mail contributed £7.1 million directly to good causes and schemes for disadvantaged groups.
In 2017-18, Royal Mail contributed £7.1 million directly to good causes and schemes for disadvantaged groups
We build on the economic and social impacts of our operations by investing in strategic partnerships and finding ways to use our heritage and business assets to contribute to society.
Our strategy is to:
- Leverage our national scale: our charity partner programme focuses our national scale around a single cause chosen by our people, to which we can make a measurable difference
- Use our local presence: our Missing People partnership uses our presence in communities to help find vulnerable people of all ages; our Community Support and payroll giving schemes support the causes our people feel passionate about
- Unlock potential through education: our online magazine, Teacher’s Post, provides classroom resources, and our partnership with The Prince’s Trust enables the Trust to support young people with mental health problems.
For more information about our community investment programme and initiatives see pages 52-63 of the 2017-18 Corporate Responsibility Report.
Our community strategy in action
We support our communities in a number of ways, including offering support to current and former employees and their families in times of hardship.