SLG Brands is a design-led international beauty brand company based in Cheltenham, designing and distributing some of the high street’s most fashionable beauty and male grooming brands.
With a clear commitment to continually developing and evolving their approach to ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) to achieve their long term ambitions in this area, they have established a corporate volunteering initiative with 80% of their employees taking up the opportunity to devote a day to one of their charitable partners in 2022.
In addition they have supported with design and creative time in their in-house studio, management skills exchange and mentoring, use of their offices for hosting events and donations to 85 local causes across the last 5 years totalling in excess of £100,000.
Susan Hutchings, Director at SLG Brands explains why this is so important:
At SLG Brands we are passionate about supporting our local community. By giving our employees the opportunity to volunteer with one of our carefully chosen local charities - Cheltenham Open Door, CCP (Caring for Communities & People) and Cheltenham Animal Shelter – we recognise that investing in our community not only nurtures the places we live and work in, but creates an amazing spirit of unity within our business.
The enthusiasm from everyone is testament to the values we uphold and provides a connection between our employees and the very fabric of our local community, and is something we certainly want to continue to develop in the future”
SLG Brands team members share their thoughts on their time spent volunteering:
“It was a privilege to help with the CCP Hamper Scamper appeal last Christmas. Not only was it a fun team day out (dressed in our best Christmas kitsch jumpers!) but it was an eye opening and humbling experience to see all the support CCP give to our local community.” - Sarah Dorey
“The R&D team were fortunate enough to have an opportunity to improve an outdoor space for the CCP Charity. It was an incredibly rewarding experience and we're all very pleased that the residents now have a floral garden to enjoy.” Carrie Wong
“Volunteering at Cheltenham Animal Shelter was such a valuable experience. Not only did we get the chance to make a positive impact on the lives of vulnerable animals, it was a great opportunity for our team to work together outside of our regular working day. I’m proud to be part of a company that supports and encourages charitable efforts; and was a heart-warming reminder of the joy animals can bring.” – Tim Zygmunt