At JG Creative, our Corporate Social Responsibility values are to use the earth’s resources mindfully, be an active member of our local community, and to give our skills and expertise generously to support charities work. This is alongside our wider responsibility to the planet which we take very seriously.
We were one of the first ‘Cheshire for Good’ members, which grew so fast it’s now become ‘UK for Good’. This is a community for businesses focused on acting as a force for good; growing successfully and sustainably. Through this group of we meet suppliers with the same focus on purpose and the same values. Email Jo if you would like to come along as a guest to the next virtual meet up to find out more about this great community.
We are part of the Better Business Act as one of 1500+ companies have chosen to be part of the coalition for a cleaner, greener, fairer future for all and where possible, we choose suppliers who are B Corp certified which means that they have met high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability.
We firmly believe in the importance of giving work experience to young people who are interested in design. Through The Pledge we’ve created a lot of opportunities for young people to both spend time in our office or to hear us talk about what we do (due to covid). We’ve also provided placements for young people who need additional support to enter into the workplace through the organisation Safe Opportunities.
As a way to support charities with our marketing and design skills, we set up the Charity Marketing Peer Support Group five years ago. Every month we had an expert speaker to talk on different, useful topics including making video on a budget, social media, impact reporting, managing volunteers, email marketing and good copywriting. During Covid we moved online which enabled us to invite more charities as well as experts from further afield. We also invited large national charities to come and speak to smaller, local organisations including Citizens Advice who spoke about their success with TikTok.
Carole Salmon from Mid-Cheshire Hospital charity says ‘The Charity Marketing Peer Group has been a key part of developing in my role at Mid Cheshire Hospital Charity. Skill sharing, peer support and a place to hear about best practice in the third sector have been my main take aways. It never ceases to amaze me how beneficial this has been and all in an on-line context and offered with no charge. Big thanks to Jo and all her team who regularly go the extra mile with their support of the local community and UK wide charity members.’
We’ve partnered with environmental organisation Ecologi and since December 2021, we have been planting trees in our JG Creative forest for every project we conclude, every person who signs up to our newsletter and every print order we complete. So far, we have planted 5,543 trees! Through this partnership we’ll be helping to reduce carbon pollution, creating employment for local families, and restoring wildlife habitats – all helping us accelerate to a more sustainable future. Take a look at how many trees are in our forest on Ecologi’s website here. If you want to join us in planting trees, follow this referral link.
As a team, we are always up for a charity challenge! Over the years, we have completed the Freedom Miles challenge for Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity, taken part in bring £1 to work day for St Lukes Cheshire Hospice and collected food for Nantwich Foodbank.