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CSR report celebrates growing commitment to communities

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Macphie’s latest CSR report highlights its commitment to factors beyond the bottom line.

The 24-page publication celebrates the work the family-owned business does to connect with its communities, to look after its employees and preserve the environment.

Working with community groups, Macphie donates 1% of its profit every year to local causes and charity initiatives.

Further to this, it encourages employees to give their time to volunteer for projects which are close to their heart. In the last year, the business saw a 50% uplift in the number of employees volunteering.

Growing communities

In 2018, the team partnered with Brighter Bervie – a community gardening group based in a nearby village.

As well as funding a new gate to connect the public garden with the local school and support outdoor learning, the team spent a day volunteering with the group to help spruce up the gardens in time for a visit from the Keep Scotland Beautiful judges.

The report also describes how the rural manufacturer is limiting its impact on the environment.

It is reviewing its use of plastic across the business to find alternative or recyclable solutions and has installed two electric car charging points, accessible to its employees and the general public.

Future

As well as reflecting on the previous year’s activities, it touches on the company’s plans for the future including funding scholarships with Abertay University to support access to a career in food science.

Chairman Alastair Macphie said: “Our purpose goes beyond profit and we’re proud to showcase what we’ve done over the last year to achieve social and environmental goals.

“From volunteering, fundraising inspiring futures and leading environmental initiatives, our community of employees comes together to create a powerful force for good.”

The report was published this month and is available here.

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