Edenred offers the option of payroll giving, to help engage our employees with charitable activities. This allows them to select their own charity and donate money from their salary – which we then match. We have been awarded a Silver Award in 2015 for this scheme, which is a symbol of excellence funded by HM Government; this quality mark is awarded to employers that have succeeded in generating sustainable income source for UK charities through payroll giving.
We’re also committed to working with like-minded companies that take their role in the community seriously. In the UK, we make a contribution for every Eyecare Voucher we sell to the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).
As part of Edenreds' 20th anniversary celebrations of its introduction of childcare vouchers to UK workplaces Edenred partnered with Action for Children. This partnership has continued over the years with staff regularly taking part in fund raising activities, such as dress downs, cakes bakes and pub quizzes.
Edenred is also supports the local Food bank in Westminster which is run by the Trussell Trust. Each month one department takes a turn at collecting food to fill a hamper which is then taken to the Food bank. In 2015 Edenred donated approximately 378 kilograms of food. This helped to feed 1,100 adults and children who are suffering hardship in the current economic climate. We will continue to support this project throughout 2016.