About NHBC

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Community and environment

Providing a good service and value to customers goes hand in hand with treating staff well, contributing to the communities in which we operate, and minimising the impact we have on the environment as a consequence of the work we do.

Community and environment
Community and charities
Volunteering

All staff can take up to two days a year to dedicate to community work and we encourage both individuals and teams to take this opportunity to share their skills with community groups and develop skills to bring back into the workplace.

Charity partners
Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK
At the start of 2013, NHBC staff selected Cancer Research UK as their charity of choice until the end of March 2015.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care
Between 2010 and 2013, £126,635 was raised for our previous partner, Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is a long standing charitable partner. We continue to support their vision for a world where everyone has a safe and decent place live by sponsoring the Hope Challenge.

YouthBuild UK

YouthBuild UK
We also support the work of YouthBuild UK who promote engagement with young people to combat social exclusion. We sponsor their annual Young Builder of the Year Awards and our Training Services Manager is a long-serving member of the judging panel.

Local charity partners

With over 30% of our staff living in an MK postcode area, we have been supporting the work of the Milton Keynes Community Foundation and local employability charity, Worktree.

Milton Keynes Community Foundation

Milton Keynes Community Foundation
The MK Community Foundation is an independent charity working for and at the heart of Milton Keynes. They connect people and resources to projects and ideas to create positive change and long term solutions for our communities.

Worktree

Worktree
A non-profit organisation on a mission to help young people succeed in work by introducing them to employers.

Matched funding

We are delighted to assist our staff in supporting charities and community groups that are important to them personally by matching their fundraising efforts up to £250 per year.

Our environmental impacts
Managing our miles
Health and safety

We have recently re-benchmarked our car fleet for CO2 and continue to compare favourably with fleets of similar sizes with a CO2/ km average of 112. We offer enhanced business mileage rates for staff who share cars on business journeys and we encourage active travel with the provision of cycle storage and changing facilities as well as free cycle servicing.

Our working environment
Wellbeing

Having achieved BREEAM excellent certification in 2009 for the extension to our head office in Milton Keynes, we are continually improving our office space to bring our working environment up to a minimum of the same standards - for example, a recent installation of upgraded photosensitive lighting is delivering circa 40% energy savings.