Environment, Social, and Governance
We are committed to helping organizations who are doing great work to build stronger, resilient communities, or are supporting those less fortunate than us.
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We are committed to helping organizations who are doing great work to build stronger, more resilient communities, or are supporting those less fortunate than us.
Our community fundraising initiatives are driven by our employees and Undergraduate Placement cohorts and we’ve seen up close just how much of a difference this has on the lives of the people involved.
Fundraising and volunteering activities in the last twelve months have included the following. In total, throughout 2020 we raised over £10,000 in support of these causes and have a calendar of events planned for 2021.
Egress donated a total of £5,000 to two charities that support LGBTQ+ youths; BAGLY (the Boston alliance for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer youths, based in Boston, MA) and SAYiT (Sheena Amos Youth Trust, based in Sheffield, UK). This donation will help these charities facilitate and continue to run programmes, especially during this time where smaller charities have been impacted hugely.Read more about Pride at Egress
On Wear It Pink Day in October 2020, Egress employees worldwide dressed from head to toe in pink to demonstrate their support for Breast Cancer Now, raising £600 in the process.
Earlier this year the Egress team organised a joke competition and raised £220 for The Mental Health Foundation. The winning pun? “News reports state that the Covid vaccine supplies could run out by next week. The Pfizer chiefs are predicting a riot!!!’
We also ran an Egress Bake Off competition which raised funds for Young Minds, a charity striving to ensure all young people get the mental health support they need.
Last November, the Egress team raised £1,500 through sponsorship for the Movember Foundation as male employees shunned their razors to grow facial hair. Sadly, the photos are too scary to put on the website.
We are also proud to support initiatives that support the local communities in which our UK offices are based. Last year our staff in London took part in the ‘Toy Appeal’ and ‘Letter from Santa’ programs run by ELBA a charity seeking to bring about positive change in the less well-off parts of the city. In Sheffield, the local teams organised a series of events in support of St Luke’s Hospice, an organisation providing the best possible palliative care for people with terminal illnesses.