We are delighted that our commitment to social responsibility has been recognised externally through achieving B-Corp certification. This means that we’ve joined a community of like-minded businesses committed to achieving the highest standards of social and environmental responsibility. Whilst we are proud of this achievement, we see this as just the next step on our journey as a responsible business and are continually striving to learn and improve in what we do.
Senior Consultant Holly Cooper received a 3Keel grant towards buying an electric car, and charges for free at 3Keel offices using electricity from our rooftop solar panels.
We want 3Keel to be a supportive environment where careers are fulfilling and with plenty of opportunity for learning and progression. All staff are encouraged to undertake training, with a dedicated budget for each staff member, and
Strong emphasis is placed on ensuring staff enjoy a work-life balance and avoid burn out. Flexible working is available to all our staff, along with a generous annual and parental leave policy, and time off in lieu for the occasions where work does overrun. We enjoy regular socials (online in Covid-19 times!) and have a team volunteering day once a year which we all really look forward to. Staff are also encouraged to undertake further volunteering in the community with 20-hours paid volunteering time each year.
This past year has been challenging for many in dealing with and adjusting to the new normal with the Covid-19 pandemic, and at 3Keel we have taken additional steps to support members of staff and protect our wider community. All staff were offered an additional five days annual leave, and we took the decision to close the office prior to a national lockdown being called by the UK government. We very much look forward to opening the office again, but will only do so when this is assessed to be safe.
Sustainable transport is encouraged, for example with grants to help with purchasing an electric car, the cycle to work scheme, and our newly installed electric car charging ports and bike shed!
Consultant Caitlin McCormack took advantage of the Cycle to Work Scheme, and regularly cycles to work (weather and daylight permitting!)
We feel it is really important to support other responsible businesses in our community, and charities furthering 3Keel’s vision for an environmentally and socially just world. 3Keel purchases from and employs local businesses where possible, paying the London Living wage as a minimum for services such as office cleaning.
We donate 2% of our profits to charities that really mean something to staff – find out more about charities we supported this year here , and staff receive £50 each year for a charity of their choice.
We are always open to ideas on how we can do more and better though. We have regular anonymous staff feedback surveys where everyone’s input is encouraged and taken on board.
FarmAbility is a local charity a few miles from the 3Keel office that provides outdoor, farm-based programmes for adults with learning disabilities and autism. After first being nominated by 3Keel Principal Consultant, Catherine McCosker, in 2016, 3Keel donates a share of our profits and spends a day working onsite to support FarmAbility each year.